Application Note: Silica Measurements in Cogen to Protect Expensive Equipment
In sugar and ethanol plants, steam is generated to produce power and to provide heat to various production processes. Silica in the pure water used to generate this steam deposits in turbines and boilers, reducing heat transfer efficiency and inevitably corroding plant components. To avoid unplanned shutdowns and costly repairs, it is critical to monitor silica with an analyzer that has trace sensitivity to provide early warning of a rise in contamination levels so that corrective action can be taken.
The application note highlights:
- Silica Measurements in Cogeneration and Pure Water
- Silica in Raw Sugar Production
- Maximizing Production Through Proactive On-line Monitoring