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!

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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

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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!!

Things to Consider When Choosing an Industrial Lime Descaler

Three Factors of Cooling Tower Water Quality

Clearwater Enviro Technologies offers specialized services for commercial and industrial cooling towers. Our nearly 30 years in the industry has provided us with the experience and expertise to develop systems designed to provide the best cooling tower water treatment options on the market.

Quality water that is free from organic and inorganic contaminants is essential for the optimal performance, efficiency and life cycle of any cooling system. The calcium hardness level of the water can significantly impact the overall function.  An electronic descaling system such as ScaleBlaster eliminates and controls lime scale, resulting in less corrosion, damage and downtime to repair and/or replace components.

Let’s look at the three main factors that affect cooling tower water quality:

Scale

The water hardness scale plays a significant role in water quality.  High calcium hardness levels mean that more impurities remain as pure water is evaporated. ScaleBlaster uses an oscillating electronic field to change the shape of the calcium molecules in the water and causing it to lose its ability to stick. This approach is highly effective at eliminating the risk of lime scale build up in the cooling tubes and on the heat exchange components.

Corrosion

Corrosion can wreak havoc on the pipes and internal cooling tower systems.  ScaleBlaster helps reduces the corrosive properties of the water while removing existing lime scale.

Algae and Bacteria

Algae and bacteria are very problematic. Controlling them is an important part of a cooling tower water treatment plan.  ScaleBlaster is extremely effective in controlling algae and bacteria.

Learn more about our industrial ScaleBlaster models.

Things to Consider When Choosing an Industrial Lime Descaler

Cooling Tower Water Treatment in Power Generation Applications

Power generation plants rely on cooling towers, which require ongoing maintenance to remain effective. Installing an electronic water descaler for cooling tower water treatment reduces the need for cooling tower biocide and other harmful chemicals which degrade the overall integrity of the structure and its systems.

The water hardness scale plays a large part because cooling towers are designed to allow the “pure” water to evaporate while impurities remain.  The higher the water hardness scale, the more scale that is left behind.  This eventually leads to corrosion and other major problems. You may find this water hardness chart and water hardness map helpful in determining the hardness of the water in your area.

ScaleBlaster is an electronic water descaler that effectively works as a cooling tower water treatment system by eliminating existing limescale and prevents new limescale from forming. ScaleBlaster sends electromagnetic waves through the water pipe which change the properties of calcium molecules, thus preventing them from sticking to the inside walls.

Here is how ScaleBlaster benefits power generation plants:

Cooling Tower Water Treatment

ScaleBlaster controls lime scale deposits on tower fill, sump tank, spray headers, valves, pumps and pipes.

Condensers & Chillers

ScaleBlaster controls lime scale deposits on heat exchange surfaces.

Boilers

ScaleBlaster controls lime scale deposits on boiler fire tubes, condensation tank, pumps, pipes, and valves.

Compressors

ScaleBlaster controls lime scale deposits on cooling surfaces.

Waste Water Treatment

ScaleBlaster controls lime scale deposits in tanks, pumps, pipes, valves and sensors.

Our industrial dealers can help you determine which ScaleBlaster model is best for you. They can also guide you in determining your calcium hardness level.

Cooling Tower Limescale Removal

Considering Cooling Tower Limescale Removal?

Cooling towers experience limescale buildup because as water is re-used, pure water evaporates leaving behind impurities. Limescale removal is important because the buildup can result in less efficiency and eventually corrosion.  Cooling tower biocides are commonly used to help combat limescale and other problems that result. However, these are very costly and use harmful chemicals which are not eco-friendly.

Cooling Tower Limescale Removal Without Harmful Chemicals

Ideally, you need a limescale removal system that is environmentally friendly. An electronic water conditioner operates using oscillating electronic fields that change the charge, size and shape of the calcium molecule. The surface tension of the water is decreased, which removes existing scale and prevents new limescale from forming.

Water Conditioners Do Not Require Constant Maintenance

Your cooling tower already requires ongoing maintenance. Why add to the list? A water conditioning system such as ScaleBlaster is easy to install and requires no regular check-ups.

Cooling Tower Limescale Removal Doesn’t Have to Cost a Fortune

The cooling tower is an important part of your infrastructure. Don’t let the pipes corrode or lessen the efficiency of your system. ScaleBlaster electronic water conditioner is an inexpensive option to help prevent the costly effects of limescale buildup. We have authorized dealers throughout the United States and internationally who are well-versed in helping companies determine the best ScaleBlaster water conditioner model to fit their needs.

Cooling Systems Industrial

Why Cooling Systems Require Regular Descaling

Industrial equipment relies on cooling systems to ensure proper temperatures are maintained.  However, when hard water scale builds up, it can hinder proper functioning of the system.  An electronic water conditioner system can prevent hard water damage.  A water conditioner is a form of hard water treatment in that it prevents hard water damage by sending an inaudible signal through the pipe which causes turbulence in the water molecules and ion exchange in mineral atoms.  Crystals are unable to adhere to any surface; thus hard scale cannot form. As a result, existing scale not only goes away, it never returns again.

Since most cooling systems use water as the main coolant, a water conditioner is important for limescale removal and prevention.  Electronic water conditioner systems are effective when it comes to limescale removal and are used in industrial applications to prevent the degradation of expensive cooling systems.

Cooling towers also rely on industrial water conditioner systems for limescale removal and prevention.  Cooling towers re-use water, causing pure water to be evaporated.  As a result, many impurities, including limescale, remain. A water conditioner stabilizes the PH of the circulating water, thus preventing corrosion, controlling algae and bacteria and removing existing limescale.

When you consider the cost of damage that can occur to cooling systems and cooling towers, a water conditioner is an inexpensive option. The ScaleBlaster water conditioning system is a respected and proven limescale remover for industrial applications.  Best of all, it also preserves the integrity of your equipment by preventing new scale from forming.  Contact one of ScaleBlaster’s industrial dealers / specialists to learn more. We work with industries throughout the United States and abroad.

Combating the Need for Cooling Tower Biocide

Combating the Need for Cooling Tower Biocide

Cooling towers are designed to reuse water.  During this process, the “pure” water is evaporated, while the impurities remain.  These impurities cause numerous problems, including high levels of lime scale, which eventually leads to corrosion. A cooling tower biocide is used to combat these issues.  Chemical treatment for cooling towers is determined by the calcium and PH levels of the water and may be in the form of either an oxidizer biocide or non-oxidizer biocide.  An oxidizer cooling tower biocide is usually comprised of sodium bromide or sodium hypochlorite and is generally used on a daily basis. A non-oxidizer cooling tower biocide (i.e. glutaraldehyde) is used as needed.

The cost of the chemical treatment of cooling towers can add up, especially when you figure in expenses such as the chemicals themselves and maintenance staff.  This is where an electronic water decaler / electronic water conditioner, such as ScaleBlaster, comes into play.  ScaleBlaster uses no chemicals and requires no maintenance.  It is easy to install and never comes into contact with the water.  An electronic water conditioner emits sonic waves and allows the PH of the circulating water to naturally elevate and stabilize.  The corrosive properties of the water are reduced and existing lime scale is removed.  ScaleBlaster also controls algae and bacteria. A one-time investment in a ScaleBlaster industrial unit can save you thousands of dollars a year on chemicals, repairs and ongoing maintenance.

Power plants around the world, including in the United States, China and Mexico, are turning to ScaleBlaster.  Visit our Dealers page to find a ScaleBlaster representative near you.

ScaleBlaster – The Benefits for Commercial and Industrial Clients

ScaleBlaster – The Benefits for Commercial and Industrial Clients

Commercial and industrial clients may be different in many aspects, but they do have at least one thing in common – the need for aggressive hard water treatment.  Many companies are choosing ScaleBlaster because it is one of the most advanced and effective hard water descaler systems on the market.  In fact, the benefits of electronic water conditioners are so incredible, more and more companies are abandoning commercial water softeners. Chemical water treatment for cooling towers is even becoming obsolete.

Let’s look at some of the direct benefits of electronic water conditioners:

Industrial Benefits of ScaleBlaster

  • Eliminates costly and labor intensive hard water treatment problems
  • Requires less manpower and labor than cooling tower biocide
  • Renders chemical water treatment for cooling towers as virtually obsolete
  • No harsh or hazardous chemicals
  • Easily installed on the incoming water line
  • Reduces corrosion
  • Increases efficiency
  • Removes existing limescale
  • Extends longevity of equipment
  • Maintenance free and cost effective

Commercial Benefits of ScaleBlaster

  • Eliminates the need for costly commercial water softeners
  • Effectively resolves hard water treatment problems
  • Acts as a hard water descaler system which ultimately extends the life of appliances, pipes and equipment.
  • Requires no maintenance
  • Eliminates existing limescale
  • Saves money and labor costs over time
  • Easy to install
  • Environmentally friendly
  • The benefits and return in investment are almost immediate

Contact us or one of our worldwide dealers to find out more about how the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler can benefit your company and save you money.

 

Cooling Tower Water Treatment – Why It’s Important to Use an Electronic Water Conditioner

Cooling Tower Water Treatment – Why It’s Important to Use an Electronic Water Conditioner

Cooling tower chemistry naturally results in large amounts of algae. This produces very high levels of limescale, which eventually leads to costly repairs and corrosion.  Cooling tower biocide can be used to help alleviate this problem. However, cooling tower biocides generally use harsh and potentially hazardous chemicals and require a lot of manpower and labor.  An electronic water conditioner such as ScaleBlaster can significantly reduce the need or amount of cooling tower biocide required to prevent limescale and corrosion.  Let’s examine how ScaleBlaster is an effective water conditioning solution and hard water treatment system for cooling towers.

First, it is very easy to install on the incoming water line.  A signal cable is wrapped around the pipe (it never comes into contact with the water).  This allows for a natural and gentle elevation of the PH of the recirculating water by increasing the cycle of concentration. The result? The water becomes much less corrosive, existing limescale is removed and algae and bacteria are controlled.  ScaleBlaster also works to ensure scale forming ions do not adhere to one another, thus preserving the integrity of pipes, tubes, heat transfer surfaces, walls, jets, etc.

Cooling tower chemistry will naturally result in algae, limescale buildup and other issues. If you are looking for a maintenance free, cost effective alternative to cooling tower biocide, ScaleBlaster can provide an excellent cooling tower water treatment for your industrial plant. An electronic water descaler will save you lots of time, labor, money and headaches in the long run. Contact ScaleBlaster today – we are here to help!

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