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# Question for Glenn Stanton

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On the V85 steamer, how much water volume (in gallons) is equivalent to 1/4 inch on the gauge glass? In other words, if the NWL at rest is at 22 5/8 inches and, overtime, 1/4 inch of water is lost and needs to be made up, how many gallons of make-up water is that equivalent to?

I was hoping either you, or your people, would know how to calculate this based on the known configation and volume of your boiler sections.

The manufacturer's specs list anything over 9.5 gallons per month of water make-up on the V85 as "excessive" so, without having a water meter, how many inches (or fractions thereof) on the gauge glass is that equivalent to?

FYI I lose (and have to make up) approx. 3/8 inch on the glass every 3-4 weeks. I am just curious how much volume that equates to.

Thanks

• I would think

that 3/8" of water loss on the glass would only equivalate to a couple of gallaons but I have a couple of our engineers figuring this out for me. I will let you know when I get the answer which should be shortly.

Glenn Stanton

Manager of Training

Burnham Hydronics

www.burnham.com
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> that 3/8" of water loss on the glass would only

> equivalate to a couple of gallaons but I have a

> couple of our engineers figuring this out for me.

> I will let you know when I get the answer which

> should be shortly.

>

> Glenn Stanton

>

> Manager of

> Training

>

> Burnham Hydronics

>

> www.burnham.com

• Member Posts: 212
water content

This may be way too simple, why don't you just drain 1/4" into a bucket and see how many gallons/ounces you come up with? I'm sure the engineers could come up with a number but this will give you "real world" results.
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Measure what you drain. Mark the glass.

from the Engineering Dept. is approximately 3/4 of a gallon. This is for the V85 and of course will vary with more or less sections. Not a whole lot of water loss for that time period and well within the safe parameters. Hope this helps.

Glenn Stanton

Manager of Training

Burnham Hydronics

www.burnham.com
• Member Posts: 74
Thanks