Blast Cleaning, Boiler

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Blast Cleaning, Boiler

 

a periodical cleaning of the heating surfaces of a boiler unit—the steam boiler or water heater proper—and the water economizers and air preheaters that constitute the boiler’s or heater’s auxiliary heating surfaces. The cleaning removes ashes and soot deposits from the external heating surfaces. Blast cleaning of a boiler is done with steam or compressed air supplied through perforated pipes or through steel pipes equipped with jets.

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