Boiler Chemicals and Energy Savings

The Boiler itself is the place to start for maximum Boiler Plant Energy Conservation.
The Boiler itself is the place to start for maximum Boiler Chemical and Energy Savings. See savings in red in the chart below.


Boiler chemical and energy savings are a main emphasis in RTA water treatment programs. See Chemical Program Cost Savings.  We provide custom steam boiler chemicals as well as high quality steam line treatment amines, along with customer tailored service programs in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. 

Boiler chemical and energy savings are the end result of our emphasis  because the chemical program is specifically designed to be both (1) low cost and (2) effective in keeping

1.  the boiler tubes clean for fuel savings.  {See Clean Boiler heat exchange surface (tubes) below.}

2.  Efficient in the control of treatment for water treatment savings 

3.   and effective in using steam line treatment amines in maintaining the integrity of condensate return lines free from corrosion.  This eliminates the need for their replacement, resulting in  savings.

The three prime results above are the major emphasis of an effective boiler water treatment program. 


See chart below for a more complete list of energy conservation measures in the boiler plant. 

Items in red especially result in boiler chemical and energy savings.

Consulting services provided by the company include recommendations of what energy conservation measures are most applicable to the customer. See chemical services.


Boiler Plant Energy Conservation 

Many of the following Boiler Plant Energy Conservation Measures have paybacks of less than one year. RTA Water Treatment has installed or advised customers of specific application benefits for most of the below energy conservation measures, many times having provided calculations or other specific data to quantify expected savings.

Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs)percent savings
Clean Boiler heat exchange surface (tubes)3-25%
Boiler fine tuning2-25%
Steam Trap replacement or repair1-15%
Condensate leak repair1-15%
Boiler blow down waste heat recovery1-5%
Stack gas waste heat recovery3-15%
Automatic blow down1-5%
Automatic oxygen trim controls3-4%
Automatic flue damper controls3-40%
Steam line treatment amines controls2-10%
Addition of base load boiler10-40%
Boiler treatment control for savings4-5%
Energy management system/microprocessor10-35%
Hot water heater controls and tuning5-25%
Stack draft modification equipment10-40%
Hot water heater (acid) cleaning5-25%
Decision to use alternative fuelup to 40%
Building make-up air reduction10-25%
Zone controls and control valves10-25%
Boiler alternation and use practices5-10%
Boiler outside air temperature setbacks3-5%
Boiler derating10-25%
Hot water heater stack reclaim5-15%