Power plants in need of water quality control and steam-generating equipment protection now have access to a new phosphate analyzer designed to provide measurement of a critical water quality parameter at the boiler.
Phosphates are present in natural and effluent waters. In power plant boilers, phosphates are added to control the water chemistry. Accurate measurement of phosphate is vital for maintaining pH and corrosion control in the steam-generation power cycle.
The Thermo Scientific Orion 2395 Phosphate Analyzer combines a standard colorimetric method with optical technology designed to provide a continuous and online measurement of phosphate concentrations found in boiler water. This helps power plant engineers in preventing the formation of scaling and corrosion that would lead to decreased equipment efficiency while improving process control and boiler integrity, the company says.
The Orion 2395 phosphate analyzer is designed to significantly reduce reagent consumption and lower operating costs; internal testing shows that the analyzer can run for up to 45 days before reagents need to be replenished. The introduction of the Orion 2395 phosphate analyzer provides a measurement tool in boiler water chemistry that allows the user to control pH, scaling and reduce silica carry-over into the steam for equipment protection.
Additional product features include a compact size and weight that supports panel or wall mounting for space saving installation and an intuitive menu that allows for simple navigation. The analyzer is designed to provide accurate and precise measurements, which help to enable fine control of the phosphate dosing process.