Blowdown Separators
Blowdown separators


Protect your boiler and ensure peak performance.

Industrial Boiler & Mechanical is a leading manufacturer of packaged boiler blowdown systems and blowdown separators, which provide automatic or manual purging of solid materials and dissolved impurities that can impair boiler performance. Boiler blowdown systems are absolutely essential for avoiding scale and sludge buildup which can cause clogged piping, boiler hot spots, and degraded heat transfer performance.


With hundreds of successful boiler system installations, Industrial Boiler and Mechanical can ensure your boiler is optimized for steam blowdown maintenance. We can train your boiler operators to accurately perform scheduled blowdowns, or completely automate your system with status monitoring and automatic purging. Our inventory of Penn Separator Equipment compliments our in-house fabricated blowdown systems.


blowdown separators pressure tested at IB&M

14 new blow down separators fabricated and hydrostatic pressure tested by IB&M.


How Steam Blowdown Separation Works

Boiler operation is a highly efficient process that allows only pure water to escape the boiler in a gaseous state. Any minerals or impurities that were previously in the water remain in the boiler where they eventually form into sludge. This sludge must be periodically drained either through the blowdown fitting located on the lowest point of the boiler or through continuous/surface blowdown.


Steam blowdown frequency is dependent on the quality of the water source, i.e. whether you're running hot water or soft water. The IB&M Engineering Division can test the hardness or softness of your water source and recommend a suitable blowdown system.


We also offer extensive water treatment equipment, including Lakeside water softeners and reverse osmosis systems, which can improve the quality of your boiler's water, reduce blowdown rates, and improve boiler life.


Contact our Equipment Sales division today at (855) 753-BOILER for more information on our packaged boiler blowdown separator systems, blowdown tanks, and blowdown valves.

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Penn Separator Corp. is a leading supplier of Boiler Blowdown Separators, Flash Separators, Blowoff Tanks, Exhaust Heads and Silencers, Entrainment Separators, and Continuous Blowdown Heat Recovery Systems. Penn is a certified ASME Code Sec. VIII Div. 1 welding shop manufacturing boiler auxiliaries and pressure vessels since 1956.
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