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Blowdown Heat Recovery

Capture Waste Heat

  • For steam applications
  • Captures waste heat from blowdown process
  • Maintains desired level of total dissolved solids (TDS)
  • Up to 22 gpm blowdown
  • Up to 180 gpm makeup

Continuous boiler surface blowdown heat recovery (BDHR) is the most effective method of purging destructive solids from any steam boiler system.

The BDHR automatically controls the surface blowdown to maintain the desired level of total dissolved solids (TDS) in the boiler, reducing the amount of blowdown to a minimum. It also recovers the heat from the high-temperature blowdown and transfers it to the incoming cold makeup water, maximizing boiler efficiency.

The blowdown heat recovery systems will usually result in a payback in a few short months from fuel savings alone.


  • Recovers 90% of heat normally lost
  • Automatically controls surface blowdown flow to maintain desired concentration of dissolved solids within the boiler
  • Compact size for convenient placement
  • Transfers the blowdown heat to the makeup, thereby decreasing fuel costs; nearly 100% efficiency at all operating points
  • Saves chemical costs by reducing blowdown


  • Reduce Fuel Costs
  • Steam Solutions
  • Hot Water Solutions


  • Process Steam
  • Industrial Process
  • Building Heat
  • Sterilization
  • Humidification
  • Waste Heat Recovery
  • Hospital and Healthcare
  • Power and Utilities
  • Refineries and Petrochemical
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning

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