Introduction to the Feedwater System

Learning objectives

  • Discuss the relationship between the deaerator storage tank and boiler feed pumps
  • Describe the function of a typical boiler feed pump
  • Explain the purpose and operation of the high-pressure heaters
  • Discuss the relationship between the boiler economizer and the final feedwater temperature
  • Describe the basic design and operation of a typical steam drum

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the basic purpose and operation of the major components typically found in a feedwater system. In addition, you will be able to further explain the relationship between the condensate and feedwater systems during boiler operation.

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