Depending on the use whether industrial or at home, there are a few things to consider when choosing a boiler feed pump to ensure that everything is running smoothly. The most important thing when choosing a boiler feed is the amount of water in the boiler’s range of operation. This is the length to the lowest water point cut off from the center gauge. It is important to also consider the time it takes for the boiler for steam to go round the system and condensate.
First you will need to find out how much water is leaving the operating range, to get this, you will need to find out the rate of steaming of the boiler. You will now be able to determine the rate at which the steam will leave the boiler. You also need to know how much water you need to work with, you are now dealing with the issue of water in the operating range of the boiler. The manufacturer should be able to provide you with this information even in the manual.
The time it takes for the steam to move around the system is known as the steam-to-condensate time. The time it takes for steam to go around the system and come back to the boiler room is important. One of the easiest ways you can test this, is by using your old boiler, have your timer in hand and switch it on, when it gets hot start the timer until the condensate returns to the boiler.
Your boiler feed pump speed will have to match with the rate at which your boiler changes water to steam and the condensate receiver will have to be big enough to hold the amount of condensate that will return after going around the system.
Like any other purchase, you should focus on the popular brands because you can get repair and maintenance services. Compare your options and look at those that are made by companies you have heard of.Enquire from plumbers around on which boiler feed pumps are best.
You will also be better of choosing one that offers a warranty just in case the boiler gets a meltdown. Those that do not offer warranty will be risky because this is a big investment and you need to be assured that if it doesn’t work the way you want it to you can get another.
Like any other purchase, you want something that will last you a long time so make sure that what you invest your money in should be something worthwhile. Only focus those ones that will last long. Ensure that your money is repaid by the good service this boiler feed will give you.
The boilers in use directly determines the boiler feed pump to choose. Choosing one wisely may very well determine the value and efficiency of your boiler. Make sure to follow these tips to get the best boiler feed pump.