Softener Regeneration in Four Easy Steps

How to Achieve Optimal Softener Performance

  • 13 March 2018
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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Softener Regeneration in Four Easy Steps

Everyone knows soft water feels different than hard water—but did you know soft water may be better for your water systems? To improve efficiency and extend the life of your water systems, scale-causing calcium and magnesium ions are replaced with sodium ions in the softening process. To regenerate a softener that has reached capacity, you must conduct four steps: backwash, brine draw, slow rinse, and fast rinse.

Review this infographic for details about how to achieve optimal softener performance, and turn to Chem-Aqua for all of your water treatment needs.

Why Should You Consider a Career in Industrial Water Treatment?

A Closer Look into the Industry

Why Should You Consider a Career in Industrial Water Treatment?

How many careers can you think of that are rewarding, virtually recession proof, and give you exclusive behind-the-scenes access to a variety of fascinating locations? How about careers that also offer multiple options for personal advancement, a supportive employer, and opportunities to improve the environment? There certainly aren’t many, but here is one that might surprise you — industrial water treatment. Water is the lifeblood of many, if not most, facilities and the literal life blood of society; no one can survive without water. Let’s take a closer look at what industrial water treatment is, why it is important, and why you should consider a career in this vital, dynamic industry.

Why Dip Slides and Laboratory Bacteria Testing May Not Agree

Diving into How These Tests Differ

  • 27 February 2018
  • Author: Allan Browning
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Why Dip Slides and Laboratory Bacteria Testing May Not Agree

Dip slides and laboratory plate counts are both used to monitor total aerobic bacteria levels in cooling water systems. However, the results sometimes don’t agree. This invariably raises the question “Which one’s right?”  The answer may be “Both.” To understand why dip slides and laboratory bacteria testing can give different, equally valid results requires a deeper dive into what these tests actually measure, and the factors that influence the results.

Protecting Off-Line Cooling Water Equipment

Best Practices to Prevent Corrosion

  • 20 February 2018
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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Protecting Off-Line Cooling Water Equipment

 

Periodically, it is necessary to take cooling systems offline due to seasonal cycles, maintenance, lead-lag configurations, etc.  An offline cooling system can experience a multitude of problems, though, including microbiological growth and corrosion.  This can lead to reduced equipment life, increased operational and utility costs, and increased maintenance costs.

 

Facility managers are faced with the unappealing options of wasting money, needlessly running a system or repairing a system that sits unprotected too long.  Luckily, there are options available to mitigate these concerns and problems.

Off-Line Boiler Corrosion Protection Options

Seven Ways to Prevent Damage

  • 6 February 2018
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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Off-Line Boiler Corrosion Protection Options

When a boiler is shut down and removed from service, oxygen intrusion occurs as the boiler cools. This dissolved oxygen can cause a rapid pitting attack and metal failure. The potential for oxygen corrosion is particularly high in multiple boiler systems where the boilers are rotated or left off-line for extended periods of time. Unless very high levels of oxygen scavenger are present and the boiler water remains well mixed while off-line, severe corrosion can occur.

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