Processed Wood

The processed wood industry includes timber mills, curing kilns, and MDF plants. These utilize steam for curing of wood and wood products and cooling for utilities systems such as oil cooling and compressor intercooler cooling.

Some of the critical areas that must be focused on in order to ensure the reliable and efficient operation of the plant include:

  • Corrosion protection of boiler systems particularly of afterboiler systems
  • Response to volatile organic acid contamination in steam condensate to prevent steam condensate corrosion and control dissolved and suspended iron
  • Control of condensate quality and monitoring for contamination
  • Slime control in heat exchangers and cooling towers of cooling systems
  • Suspended solids control in low velocity heat exchangers
  • Corrosion protection of cooling systems to maximize plant life & performance
  • Control of scale deposits in heat exchangers
  • Control steam purity from boilers to protect steam turbines
  • Management of boiler feed water purity
  • Treatment of wastewater to minimize suspended solids, COD and BOD

The water management programs developed by ZI-CHEM are based on global technologies that have been applied in the field for many years and refined to optimize and enhance results. These are delivered by dedicated and experienced field service teams that are based close to or inside the plant site to ensure attentive support and rapid responses are provided, so that the objectives of the programs are achieved.