Soot blowers greatly benefit from the proper use of MEI venturis.
Qualifying the Application and Sizing the Orifice of a Venturi for Optimal Performance of a Soot Blower
Care is taken when qualifying and sizing a soot blower for conversion to venturis. MEI makes note of the basic soot blower design and how the condensate is handled.
MEI recommends soot blowers be individually trapped and that the location of the drip leg be as close to the soot blower injector as possible.
To size the orifice it is basically handled as described under drip legs – the linear length of the line from the main, the diameter of the main, the pressure of the supply, and the level of superheat.