Would new piping cause the conductivity level of steam condensate to be much higher than normal? I have a new section of piping that was just installed. It was flushed with water and then steam was introduced. There is a conductivity probe on one of the drip trap condensate lines that is reading approximately 100 times higher than other probes that already existed in the old system. My first though would be a calibration issue with the probe, but I was wondering if the fact that the piping is brand new could be to blame? Does new piping liberate material for a while as steam condensate makes contact with it? That would possible explain my situation.
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