Wood'nCoal wrote:Many industrial settings with hard water soften all or just the hot water, esp. commercial laundries.
Where I am, the water is extremely soft for washing, yet we are installing a softener because the boiler is still getting too much sediment and other crap. There are HUGE steam loses in a laundry, the makeup water carries a tremendous amount of crap into the boiler. Cleaned once a year, it is not uncommon to find 4-6" of sediment in our 250 HP boiler even when it has a bottom blow down twice a day.