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

Increasing 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.

A Method to Accurately Measure System Volumes for Cooling Towers and Closed Loop Systems

  • 9 January 2018
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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A Method to Accurately Measure System Volumes for Cooling Towers and Closed Loop Systems

Cooling towers or closed loop systems require continuous treatment. But to achieve effective water treatment in either of these settings, the precise system volume must be known. This is particularly essential when adding biocides to ensure the correct amount of treatment is added. Although there are many ways to measure volumes, many are inexact and hard to execute. There are three ways typically used to determine system volumes.

Is Your Closed Loop System Losing Water?

Locating Water Losses in Closed Loops

  • 12 December 2017
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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Is Your Closed Loop System Losing Water?

Closed heating and cooling water systems typically require little makeup water and minimal chemical additions following the initial system charge. However, when leaks occur, it can be costly and difficult to maintain the treatment levels necessary for corrosion and deposit control.

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