Boiler Treatment


Boiler compound is a clear, concentrated liquid. It is a general purpose formulated boiler water treatment for use in steam boilers operating up to 150o psig. Incorporates chemicals for hardness control, corrosion control, reacting with oxygen and conditioning sludge. It is a scale control treatment which works to keep tubes free of scale to maintain economic, fuel-saving high heat transfer.

Technical Information

Appearance: Clear liquid Odor: Mild
Solubility: 100% Stability: Stable
Density: 8.6 Lbs./Gal. pH: 12
Flash Point: None Rinsing: Complete


More energy and lower fuel costs would well define the benefit offered through the use of boiler compound. The most chronic problem for proper heat transfer in boilers is caused by scale to cling tenaciously to heat transfer tubes act as an insulator and deprives you of maximum boiler efficiency.

Dosage depends upon raw water hardness and proportion of condensate return. When raw water hardness of 60 ppm, use from 1 to 2 quarts for each 1000 to 1500 gallons of raw water used. When raw water used has a total hardness of less than 60 ppm and condensate return averages about 70%, use about one quart for each 100 boiler horse power (BHP) for each 8 to 12 hours of operation. Proper blow-down should be performed to keep total dissolved solids at acceptable levels.

Feeding: May be fed to the boiler on a one shot or continuous basis depending upon the individual operation. Where condensate return is high (90% or more) a periodic one shot feeding program may be followed. Where raw water is a significant proportion of the boiler feed water, a gradual, continuous method of feeding is best.

Dilution: Boiler Treatment should be diluted at least 4 to 1 with water then added directly to the boiler, with boiler make-up water, or it may be added at the condensate return tank.

Testing: Treatment levels or Boiler Compound are normally controlled by total hardness and residual orthophosphate levels. Hardness should be maintained at 0 with a phosphate level at 10 ppm. Total alkalinity levels between 400 to 800 should be maintained.

Material Safety

Avoid prolonged or repeated contact with skin and breathing of vapor or mist. Close container after each use. Wear protective gloves and goggles when handling concentrate.

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