POLYMER TREATMENT PROMISES IMPROVED BOILER EFFICIENCY

This article is based on a paper by R. C. Miller, of Bull & Roberts Inc., Murray Hill, N.J., presented in the U.S.A. at the 31st Fort Schuyler forum. After discussing the need to improve marine-boiler water treatment to meet today's advanced steam conditions <and pointing out the effect of slow steaming on waterside deposits>, the article gives an account of development work by Bull & Roberts Inc. which resulted in the introduction, in Oct. 1982, of BR-100, a blend of polymers for addition to, and improvement of, water treatment programmes already in use. General information on this application of polymers is included <it is mentioned that polymers evaluated in the 1960s failed to meet the necessary criteria for marine boilers>. Development of BR-100, and its laboratory and shipboard testing, are described in some detail; verification testing is continuing. It is concluded that the effectiveness of BR-100 has been demonstrated and that it has resulted in reduced fuel consumption, savings in make-up costs, possible total elimination of acid cleaning, and ability to control boiler-water difficulties due to contaminants other than oil.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Mar. Engng/Log, 88 <1983>, p. 39 <June> (3 pp., 4 tab., 3 graphs)
  • Publication Date: 1983

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00685104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM