hard water treatment options

Multi-Family Housing and ScaleBlaster

Multi Family Housing - Multi-Family Housing and ScaleBlaster

If you manage apartment complexes or condominiums, then you’ve probably dealt with the problems caused by hard water.  There are many hard water treatment options to consider.  However, most are expensive, utilize chemicals and require ongoing maintenance.  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is an eco-friendly, maintenance-free solution that is not only effective in pipe scale removal/water scale removal, but also prevents new scale from forming.  Let’s take a look at how ScaleBlaster is being used to save money and improve the quality of life for residents living in multi-family housing buildings.

Resolves Scale Related Water Pressure Issues

Water scale buildup causes poor water pressure.  In high rise buildings, residents on higher floors suffer worst.  ScaleBlaster is not only a limescale eliminator, but it prevents new scale from forming, thus eliminating scale related water pressure issues.

Eliminates Hard Water Problems

Hard water causes a plethora of problems including scale buildup on faucets and showerheads, soap scum and performance issues with appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines and coffee makers.  Once ScaleBlaster is installed, pipe scale removal/water scale removal begins.

Improves Function of Pipes, Heating and Cooling Systems, and Any Other Equipment That Utilizes Water

When pipes, heating and cooling systems, water heaters and other equipment that utilize water are affected by scale, they must work harder to operate.  This causes wear and tear, which eventually shortens their lifespan.  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler not only prevents new scale from forming but is effective in water scale removal / pipe scale removal to address existing build-up.

Don’t let word get out that your multi-family housing buildings are plagued with hard water problems.  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler can solve these issues so you can better provide residents with the quality of life they deserve.  Unlike many hard water treatment options, the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is practical, affordable and delivers an impressive return-on investment.  Contact the commercial/industrial specialist nearest to you or e-mail us at sales@scaleblaster.com to get started today.

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Cheers!! How the ScaleBlaster Electronic Water Descaler Benefits Wineries and Breweries

Cheers - Cheers!! How the ScaleBlaster Electronic Water Descaler Benefits Wineries and Breweries

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler has played an integral role in helping wineries and breweries operate more efficiently and save money. In fact, we’ve worked with wineries and breweries both domestically and internationally to help them resolve their hard water issues.  Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of installing a ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler.

Water Scale Removal on Cooling Towers

Water scale is a problem with cooling towers. The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler can be used as a limescale eliminator on brewery cooling towers.  It not only is effective in water scale removal, but it prevents new scale from forming.

Pipe Scale Removal Throughout Entire Building

Many wineries and breweries seek hard water treatment options because scale wreaks havoc on everything that touches water, including equipment, dishwashers, sinks, bathroom facilities and more.  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler eliminates all scaling issues, allowing equipment to run at peak performance and extending its overall lifespan.

Water Scale Removal and Pipe Scale Removal on Boilers and Heating Elements

Boilers and heating elements do not perform well when they have scale buildup.  The ScaleBlaster is a limescale eliminator and prevention tool that helps ensure boilers and heating elements remain scale free.

If you operate a brewery or winery, then we can help.  Our industrial specialists are well-versed in all hard water treatment options and stand ready to show you how ScaleBlaster can improve your overall operation. The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is affordable, requires no ongoing maintenance and is eco-friendly and chemical free.  Connect with the commercial/industrial specialist nearest to you or e-mail us at sales@scaleblaster.com to get started today.

How Can ScaleBlaster Benefit My Brewery?

How Can ScaleBlaster Benefit My Brewery?

scaleblaster brewery - How Can ScaleBlaster Benefit My Brewery?

Can ScaleBlaster help breweries save money and operate more efficiently?  Absolutely!

The world’s oldest brewery in the Czech Republic – Krusovice (circa 1581) – utilized a variety of hard water treatment options including expensive water softening equipment, acids and chemicals.  Once they installed the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler on their bottle washing equipment and cooling towers, maintenance was greatly reduced, less soap was required to clean the bottles, and there was less calcium spotting on the bottles themselves. Within days, the brewery that was previously using a water softener, cooling tower biocide and other chemical agents reported that their cooling towers were completely free of scale deposits!

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is one of the preferred hard water treatment options for breweries for numerous reasons.  Let’s take a closer look at why:

  • ScaleBlaster is effective at water scale removal and pipe scale removal.
  • An electronic water descaler prevents new scale from forming.
  • Unlike hard water treatment options such as cooling tower biocide and water softeners, an electronic water descaler solves hard water problems without the use of chemicals.
  • ScaleBlaster is easy to install and requires no additional plumbing.
  • An electronic water descaler is non-intrusive and requires little to no maintenance.
  • ScaleBlaster is an affordable, one-time investment that pays for itself and then some by saving breweries and other industrial operations tens of thousands of dollars year after year.

Want to learn more about how ScaleBlaster can benefit your brewery or microbrewery? If so, our industrial specialists are here to help.  Connect with the one nearest you or e-mail us at sales@scaleblaster.com to get started today!

 

Let’s Talk Cooling Tower Biocide

Let’s Talk Cooling Tower Biocide

Cooling Tower Biocide - Let’s Talk Cooling Tower Biocide

Cooling water systems use a cooling tower biocide to control bacteria, algae, limescale and corrosion.  Legionella, a type of bacterial growth, is a particularly dangerous bacteria that can cause health problems.  While properly added cooling tower biocide can be effective, it requires staff to maintain.  And, depending on the cooling tower biocide used, it may be very harmful to the environment.

Let’s take a closer look:

What is an Example of a Common Cooling Tower Biocide?

A stabilized chlorine bromide solution is a commonly used cooling tower biocide.  Other popular biocides include polymeric quaternary amine, carbmate and isothiazolin.

How Does the ScaleBlaster Electronic Water Descaler Work?

ScaleBlaster is one of the easiest hard water treatment options to install.  Once installed, it emits sonic waves that stabilize the PH of the water.  This, in turn, removes existing limescale and significantly reduces the corrosive properties of the water while effectively controlling algae and bacteria.

With So Many Cooling Tower Biocide and Hard Water Treatment Options Available, Why Should I Choose ScaleBlaster?

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is one of the few industrial hard water treatment options that requires no chemicals and minimal maintenance. Not only does it save money, but it also is more healthy for both workers and the environment.

As you can see, the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler has significant advantages over other types of hard water treatment options. Our industrial experts have worked with companies throughout the world and are ready to help you determine which industrial ScaleBlaster model is sufficient for your needs.  Contact your nearest dealer today!

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ScaleBlaster and Its Benefit to Power Plants

ScaleBlaster and Its Benefit to Power Plants - ScaleBlaster and Its Benefit to Power Plants

Part Two

Our previous article examined several ways the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler can benefit power plants.  Part two will look at additional reasons why power plant managers should consider ScaleBlaster for water scale removal and prevention.

Extends Life of Capital Equipment

ScaleBlaster will extend equipment life dramatically, maximizing the return on capital investment.

Prevents Scale Accumulation

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is not only effective in pipe scale removal, but it will modify the scale-forming ions so they do not adhere to each other, the pipe walls, tubes, jets or heat transfer surfaces.

Reduces Maintenance and Downtime

ScaleBlaster will significantly reduce overall maintenance and downtime. Adding chemicals such as cooling tower biocide, balancing water chemistry and cleaning shutdowns will be greatly reduced.

Controls Algae and Bacteria

ScaleBlaster helps control algae and bacteria by eliminating their breeding ground lime scale deposits. The modified calcium crystals and higher cycles of concentration help to impede algae and biofilm formations.

Energy Savings

The primary energy savings are a result of a decrease in energy consumption in heating or cooling applications.

Removes Existing Scale

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is a hard water scale remover and is extremely effective when it comes to lime scale removal and pipe scale removal.

A ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is a wise investment for any industrial operation. It can significantly lower the cost of operating a power plant by reducing the need for chemicals (i.e. cooling tower biocide), using less water, preserving the life of equipment, operating more efficiently and reducing energy costs.  Contact one of our industrial specialists to learn more about how ScaleBlaster can significantly improve your power plant operation.

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Benefits of ScaleBlaster at Power Plants

Benefits of ScaleBlaster at Power Plants - Benefits of ScaleBlaster at Power Plants

Part One

As discussed in our previous article, lime scale removal and control is an integral part of ensuring efficient operation of a power plant.  Cooling tower biocide is generally used as a hard water scale remover, but it contains harsh chemicals and requires a lot of manpower to manage.

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler controls lime scale deposits throughout a power plant operation.  It is effective in water scale removal and control not only in cooling towers but also condensers, chillers, boilers and compressors. Let’s take a look at how the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler benefits a power plant.

Chemical Reduction

ScaleBlaster can significantly reduce the need to use chemicals such as cooling tower biocide as a hard water scale remover and/or for the prevention of corrosion and scale.

Reduces Corrosion

ScaleBlaster allows for increased cycles of concentration which naturally and gently elevates the pH of the re-circulating water, thereby rendering the water less corrosive. An electronic water descaler controls scaling potentials, which lessens troublesome corrosive cell formations of calcium/iron deposits on the metal surfaces. ScaleBlaster helps control biofilm formation where bacteria can actively attack all metal surfaces.

Increases Cycles of Concentration

By allowing the conductivity levels to go higher, you may be able to raise the cycles of concentration which will result in significant water savings.

Improves Efficiency

ScaleBlaster is not only effective in lime scale removal, but it keeps heat transfer surfaces free from lime scale, thus allowing systems to operate under optimal design conditions.

Part two of this article will cover more reasons why power plants should consider the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler for lime scale removal and prevention. Interested in learning more?  Contact one of our industrial specialists today!

Cooling Tower Biocide

The Down Side of Cooling Tower Biocide

The Down Side of Cooling Tower Biocide - The Down Side of Cooling Tower Biocide

Cooling tower biocide is often used for water scale removal in power generation plants. While a hard water scale remover must be used to preserve the integrity of the cooling towers and prevent corrosion, an electronic water descaler can reduce the need for cooling tower biocide.  Before we discuss the down side of cooling tower biocide, let’s take a closer look at the damage lime scale causes.

Why is water scale removal and control so important?

Lime scale deposits create an insulating layer on heat-transfer surfaces. It is estimated that 40% or more energy is needed to heat water in a system fouled with ¼” of lime scale. This either leads to more power consumption or the need for heavier-duty, more expensive heat exchangers to compensate. Scaled boiler tubes mechanically fail as a result of overheating. Cooling tower plates can collapse due to the weight of scale deposits. Erosion damage can occur as a result of scale particles breaking loose and subsequently impinging upon other surfaces.

What about pipe scale removal?

Pipework scale reduces the available cross-section area and fluids are affected by increased pipe wall friction. A larger, more power-consuming pump will be required to maintain throughput volumes, which may only be a temporary solution.

Cooling tower biocide is the most common solution for lime scale removal.  However, chemicals used in a cooling tower biocide are not only costly, but they can be harmful and are even considered pollutants in some areas. Discharge water regulations have made the disposal of chemically treated water a regulatory concern. Cooling tower biocide also requires a lot of manpower and labor.

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler, on the otherhand, is non-invasive and adds nothing to the water, thus simplifying compliance measures. And, it is not only an effective hard water scale remover, but it also helps prevent and control new scale from forming.

There is a definite downside to cooling tower biocide.  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler provides an affordable and effective solution to reduce and/or eliminate your need for these harmful chemicals. Our next article will discuss some of the benefits ScaleBlaster has when incorporated into a power plant.

ScaleBlaster Commercial Applications

ScaleBlaster Commercial Applications

ScaleBlaster Commercial Applications - ScaleBlaster Commercial Applications

Our next series of articles will discuss how the ScaleBlaster water conditioner is commonly used in commercial applications.

Cooling Towers

Water conditioners reduce the need for cooling tower biocide. ScaleBlaster is a lime scale remover and also helps prevent water scale buildup, bacteria, biofilm, corrosion and algae
blooms. Hard water treatment provided by water conditioners increases the life of the equipment and lowers energy costs.

Chillers / Condensers / Air Handlers

Water conditioners are an effective lime scale remover.  They also control water scale deposits on heat exchanger tubes and surfaces, resulting in substantial energy savings.

Boilers

The ScaleBlaster water conditioner saves on chemical and maintenance costs and extends the life of equipment. It is a lime scale remover that also reduces water scale formation on boiler fire tubes, condensation tanks, pumps, pipes and valves.

Water Heater Tanks

Lime scale is controlled on the heating coil and tank which results in greater efficiency..

Steamers

ScaleBlaster is a lime scale remover that also reduces water scale so steamers require little or no maintenance for water scale build-up.

Aerators

Aerators will no longer clog up with water scale formation. No more excessive cleaning and replacement!

Plumbing System

Since ScaleBlaster is a lime scale remover, your entire plumbing system will be de-scaled
without any chemicals or replumbing. This results in huge savings in heating and plumbing replacement costs.

If you own a business, you can’t afford not to incorporate hard water treatment.  The ScaleBlaster water conditioner requires little maintenance and is chemical free.  Contact one of our commercial water conditioner specialists today!

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Power Plants – Cut the Cooling Tower Biocide!

Cooling Tower Biocide - Power Plants – Cut the Cooling Tower Biocide!

Cooling tower biocide and other chemicals used for water scale removal are not only costly, but they wreak havoc on the environment.  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is a proven tool to solve water scale removal problems in power generation. Let’s take a look at some examples:

Power Plants Throughout China

Hundreds of SB-1200s, SB-1800s, SB-2000s, SB-2800s, SB-3600s and SB-4000s have been installed since 2004.

China is the world’s most populous country with more than 1.35 billion citizens. Their hundreds of large power plants include the Fuxin Power Plant, Liaoning Power Plant, Jilin Power Plant, Quinghemen Power Plant, Yuanbaoshan Power Plant and Bang Rong Power.  As with any power plant, limescale removal is an issue. The costs of downtime, labor and chemicals/cooling tower biocide used for water scale removal were astronomical until ScaleBlaster came into play.  In addition to pipe scale removal, the capital equipment that came in contact with water in the power plants also benefited from ScaleBlaster, saving millions of dollars. In fact, ScaleBlaster is solving water scale removal issues in power plants throughout China to the point that it is now considered a necessity in the industry.

Las Vegas Cogeneration Plant

In 2003, the very first ScaleBlaster industrial model – a SB-4000 – was installed on the pipeline.

This 238-megawatt power plant used warm water it produced to heat a massive 12-acre greenhouse that grew 40,000 lbs. of tomatoes. Due to the nature of heating water in an extremely hard water area, major scaling in the heating pipes was taking place, thus requiring a cost effective hard water scaler remover.  Using chemicals as a limescale remover was costly and required additional labor and downtime.  ScaleBlaster was an affordable alternative to chemicals.  Once ScaleBlaster was installed, the pipe scale removal issues became a thing of the past.

Forget all the chemicals and cooling tower biocide.  If you are seeking an economical and eco-friendly method to deal with water scale removal, the ScaleBlaster electronic descaler is exactly what you need to keep your operation running efficiently.

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How an Electronic Descaler Can Reduce the Need for Cooling Tower Biocide

Electronic Descaler Reduce Cooling Tower Biocide - How an Electronic Descaler Can Reduce the Need for Cooling Tower Biocide

A Cooling tower biocide is used to kill harmful algae and bacteria and eliminate limescale that eventually leads to corrosion.  The problem with cooling tower biocide is that it is comprised of chemicals and requires the expense of staff to maintain.  The costs of cooling tower biocide adds up over time, and, depending on the chemicals used, could actually be harmful to humans and the environment.

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler not only controls algae, bacteria and limescale, but it is also effective in pipe scale removal. Best of all, it requires NO chemicals and little maintenance.  An electronic descaler is easy to install and does not come into contact with the water.  It works by emitting sonic waves which naturally elevates and stabilizes the PH of the circulating water. Once the PH is stabilized, existing limescale is removed and the corrosive properties of the water is significantly reduced.

In a nutshell, the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler operates using sonic waves. A cooling tower biocide, on the other hand, adds chemicals to the water. An electronic descaler raises the PH balance of the water, which increases cycles of concentration, thus saving water and reducing utility costs.  Best of all, it is a one-time investment vs. cooling tower biocide which needs to be purchased on a regular basis to effectively  control algae and bacteria.

Are you seeking to save money and/or reduce downtime and maintenance?  If so, consider the ScaleBlaster industrial electronic water descaler as an alternative to cooling tower biocide.  Our industrial specialists stand ready to help!!

Electronic Water Conditioner - Lime Scale Remover