How Guardian Helped this Alberta CoGen Facility with Boiler System Design Challenges to Achieve Operational Success

At a glance

When an equipment supplier failed to assist with preoperational challenges at an Alberta CoGen facility, the facility owner turned to Guardian, their long-time chemical supplier, for help. Guardian resolved equipment challenges and ensured proper system functionality and chemical feed for boiler operation.

Key metrics

HELPED
LONG-TERM CLIENT SOLVE DESIGN AND EQUIPMENT ISSUES
ELIMINATED
PUMP AND CHEMICAL FEED ISSUES
ENSURED
PROPER CHEMICAL ADDITION FOR SYSTEM PROTECTION

Challenges

This Alberta CoGen facility faced challenges when the equipment contractor failed to provide assistance with pump equipment setup and system design issues, which were critical for proper boiler system operation. The initial pump system design caused the pumps to lose prime, and the system lacked the pump and plumbing to feed chemical to manage boiler alkalinity.

Solutions

To solve these challenges, Guardian Chemicals:

  • Redesigned the layout with elevated tote stands and stainless steel fittings to prevent loss of pump prime and ensure proper chemical draw from the bottom of the totes.
  • Setup chemical injection points for deaerator and boiler feed water to optimize system functionality and protection.
  • Supplied and setup pump and injection point to boost boiler alkalinity as needed.
  • Implemented and trained staff on our Dataguard Analytics system for ongoing monitoring, electronic records, analytics and predicable boiler treatment results.

Results

Fully Commissioned and Protected Boiler System with proper pump setup, chemical feed points, and ability to control alkalinity levels given ultra-pure water feed.
Satisfied long-term client and further strengthened relationship by solving challenges with flawed design and lack of support from their equipment supplier.

Data

Deaerator and Boiler Chemical Feed Setup

 

 

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