BS 2486:1997 - Recommendations for treatment of water for steam boilers and water heaters – BSI British Standards

BS 2486:1997

Recommendations for treatment of water for steam boilers and water heaters

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : February 1997



BS 2486:1997 gives recommendations for the control of water-side conditions of steam boilers and water heaters and also for the preparation of feed water for such plant. The following categories of water heating or steam-raising plant are covered:

a) hot water systems

b) electrode boilers

c) shell (fire-tube) boilers operating at pressures up to 30 bar

d) water-tube boilers operating up to critical pressure

e) once-through boilers, including ‘coil’ and ‘hairpin’ types, operating up to, or above, the critical pressure.

The recommendations are not applicable to:

a) the treatment of water for most domestic heaters, which is covered by BS 7593

b) the treatment of water for marine boilers, which is covered by BS 1170

c) the treatment of water for nuclear-powered steam-generation plant.

The use of electronic, electrostatic or magnetic products is not covered in this standard.

Methods for the analysis of water are not described in this standard.

Standard NumberBS 2486:1997
TitleRecommendations for treatment of water for steam boilers and water heaters
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date15 February 1997
Confirm Date01 May 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS 2486:1978
Amended ByAMD 9948
DescriptorsNickel, Water, Silicon dioxide, Water purification, Corrosion protection, Fire-tube boilers, Phosphates, Contamination, Impurities, Feedwater, Water-tube boilers, Water supply engineering, Water treatment, Condensation, Hot-water boilers, Carbonates, Steam boilers, Copper, Alkalinity, Calcium inorganic compounds, Corrosion, Water testing, Oxygen, Corrosion inhibitors, Water softening, pH, Iron, Hot-water supply systems, Heaters, Chemical analysis and testing, Water heaters, Scale (corrosion), Electrical conductivity, Boilers
Title in FrenchRecommandations pour le traitement de l'eau pour chaudieres a vapeur et chauffe-eau
Title in GermanEmpfehlungen fuer die Behandlung von Wasser fuer Dampfkessel und Wasserheizer
ISBN0 580 26215 4
File Size423.5 KB

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