Why Water Needs To Be Treated

  • 5 October 2021
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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Why Water Needs To Be Treated

Water treatment makes good economic sense. An effective water treatment program helps maximize the life, efficiency, reliability, and safety of boiler and cooling systems and minimizes total operating costs. Water treatment only represents a small percentage of the costs associated with operating a boiler or cooling system. However, this small percentage dramatically influences the total operating costs (fuel, water, maintenance, and labor).

The Value of Good Boiler Blowdown Control

A Critical Component of the Boiler Water Treatment Program

  • 26 June 2018
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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The Value of Good Boiler Blowdown Control

In a steam boiler system, blowdown involves removing a portion of the concentrated boiler water and replacing it with feedwater, which is a mixture of condensate and makeup water.

Good blowdown control is a critical component of the boiler water treatment program.  Boiler blowdown is heated, treated feedwater that is sent to the drain instead of converted into steam. Blowdown is used to control the dissolved and suspended solids level in a boiler within the range necessary to minimize scale deposits and carryover.  Too much blowdown increases fuel, water, and treatment requirements.  Too little blowdown can cause scale deposits and wet steam (carryover)

Cooling Tower Cleaning and Disinfection Pays Off

Effective cooling tower cleaning and disinfection reduces Legionella risks and keep costs low

  • 6 November 2017
  • Author: Tom Worley
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Cooling Tower Cleaning and Disinfection Pays Off

Cooling towers continuously scrub bacteria, dust, pollen, insects, and other debris from the air during routine operation. Without good maintenance, including regular cleaning and disinfection, these contaminants can cause serious problems that reduce the life, efficiency, reliability, and safety of building HVAC systems.

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