Not All Water Supplies are the Same

How Blended Water Supplies Impact Water Treatment

Not All Water Supplies are the Same

The source(s) of water supplied to cooling towers, boilers, and processes may vary greatly daily or even hourly.  The impact this has on water systems must be closely monitored to avoid scale, deposits, corrosion, inefficient water usage, and other negative impacts on operational costs.

How Often Should I Test My Water?

  • 7 May 2019
  • Author: Tim Daniels
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How Often Should I Test My Water?

Chem-Aqua representatives are frequently asked, “How often do I need to test my water?”  The answer to this question is as varied as the systems that Chem-Aqua treats.  There are a number of factors that go into determining the “best practice” for each facility.  Typically, these factors are:

Filtration Options for Closed Loop Systems

How they Apply to Different Types of Closed Loop Filtration

  • 4 December 2018
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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Filtration Options for Closed Loop Systems

Closed loop systems, typically hot and cold water recirculating systems, are often ignored when it comes to water treatment programs. Not only should closed loops be chemically treated to control corrosion and microbiological growth, they should also include a side-stream filter to remove suspended solids. 

Even though closed loop systems are theoretically “closed,” suspended solids can still be introduced as a result of corrosion, new construction, new additions to older systems, leaks, and poor commissioning practices. Turbidity or discoloration can be one sign of suspended solids.

Combatting Corrosion with Chem-Aqua

Know What You're Looking At

  • 13 November 2018
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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Combatting Corrosion with Chem-Aqua

Corrosion costs money.  In fact, water system corrosion costs an estimated $50+ billion annually in the United States alone.  System life, maintenance costs, production time, deposition, and efficiency are all negatively impacted by corrosion.

Active Chiller Approach Temperature Monitoring Leads to Increased Operating Life and Efficiency

  • 23 January 2018
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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Active Chiller Approach Temperature Monitoring Leads to Increased Operating Life and Efficiency

In many facilities, chiller and condenser systems are the largest energy consuming component of the plant. Operating a chiller at its peak performance saves energy, as well as maintenance costs, and can keep the facility’s loads properly maintained. Chiller performance varies significantly with operating conditions, and any opportunity to improve efficiency and extended equipment life is greatly desired by any facility manager. One major indicator of chiller performance is the historical values of the chiller approach temperatures. These temperatures show the heat transfer efficiency and can be a precursor to a potential issue in the system. With proper, routine monitoring of approach temperatures, the chiller’s operating life and operating efficiency are greatly increased.

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