1. The Boiler’s Tube is Leaking
One of the most common leaks found in boilers, leaking tubes are nothing to play around with. Boiler tubes can develop leaks from corrosion, which isn’t uncommon. An unnatural buildup of scale within the tube can offset heat transfer within the metal, also resulting in leaks. Additionally, tubes can become brittle and crack due to poor water treatment inside the boiler.
2. Pump Leaks & Steam Traps
If not maintained properly, the mechanical components of steam traps will fail over time. When the condensed air and steam isn’t able to release, it results in a steam leak. A buildup of sediment, oversizing, and a pressure buildup can also cause a steam leak. On the other hand, the wearing down of gaskets in a pump can eventually cause a pump leak or can lead to a pump replacement.