Cooling Tower Biocide

ScaleBlaster and Its Benefit to Power Plants

Cooling Tower Biocide

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.

Cooling Tower Biocide

Benefits of ScaleBlaster at Power Plants

Cooling Tower Biocide

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!

Electronic Water Descaler

ScaleBlaster Pro Series Model

Electronic Water Descaler

The ScaleBlaster SB-Max Pro is an electronic water descaler designed for larger homes and often sought by professionals who work with homeowners who need a residential hard water solution.  It is unsurpassed as a hard water scale remover and is incredibly effective in preventing new limescale from forming.

The ScaleBlaster SB-Max Pro electronic water descaler works on copper, PVC, CPVC and PEX pipe.  It can be used on homes up to 5,000 square feet for both indoor and outdoor installations.  It is considered to be 60% more powerful than the SB-75 residential model, which is why it can handle calcium harness levels of up to 40 grains per gallon (gpg) or 684 parts per million (ppm).

It is important to note that with an electronic water descaler, the water hardness level and total dissolved solids will remain the same.  This is because ScaleBlaster is a water conditioner, not a water softener.  Water softeners remove calcium from the water.  ScaleBlaster does not.  Calcium is good for the metabolism so removing it has no benefit.

ScaleBlaster is an effective hard water scale remover that does not rely on salt or chemicals.  It dissolves the scale so in cases of heavy buildup, initial pipe scale removal may take some time.  The good news is that in addition to being a hard water scale remover, ScaleBlaster is extremely effective in limescale prevention.

If you are a professional who is seeking to find an effective residential hard water solution for your customers, we can help.  The SB-Max Pro is available through our USA and international dealers.

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Advantages of Installing an Electronic Water Descaler Instead of a Water Softener

Electronic Water Descaler

Part Two

When it comes to shopping for a hard water scale remover and limescale prevention solution, the two main choices for homeowners are an electronic water descaler and a water softener.  We are continuing our two-part series on the advantages of installing an electronic water descaler.

Eco-Friendly

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler requires no salt or chemicals to be effective as a hard water scale remover and limescale prevention solution. Water softeners, on the otherhand, use salt and chemicals that are discharged into the waste stream and unable to be removed by wastewater treatment facilities.  ScaleBlaster is an eco-friendly water softener alternative.

Overall Effects on the Water

Water softeners make skin feel dry.  The water also feels slippery and soap suds are difficult to remove.  Once you install ScaleBlaster, the pipe scale removal process begins. You will gradually start to notice that your skin feels softer, the water feels silkier and soap suds easily wash away.  The full benefits of ScaleBlaster will be apparent after a few months.

Healthy

Water softeners add salt to the water. Added salt in drinking water is not recommended for people on salt restricted diets or pets. Water softeners also remove all calcium from the water.  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler does not require chemicals to be an effective limescale remover.  It also does an excellent job in preventing new scale from forming.

Cost Savings

ScaleBlaster is a residential hard water solution that is much more cost effective than purchasing a water softener system.  Furthermore, ScaleBlaster is a one-time investment that is not only effective in pipe scale removal / water scale removal, but also prevents new scale from forming all together.  Another advantage an electronic water descaler has over water softeners is that it requires no additional water to operate and does not use filters.  The water savings alone makes an electronic water descaler a sound investment.

Want to learn more about how ScaleBlaster is a healthy, eco-friendly and effective limescale remover and limescale prevention solution?  Browse our Frequently Asked Questions or give us a call today!

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Electronic Water Descaler vs. Water Softeners

Electronic Water Descaler

Part One

We are often asked about the benefits of installing an electronic water descaler vs. using a water softener.  There are many reasons to consider the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler.  For one, it is an affordable residential hard water solution.  Second, it is effective in both lime scale removal and prevention.  Let’s take a closer look:

Maintenance

ScaleBlaster is a residential hard water solution that requires no ongoing maintenance.  Water softeners, on the other hand, not only require regular maintenance, but you also need to continually purchase chemicals and salt for them to properly function.  Once installed, ScaleBlaster effectively does its job of lime scale removal and prevention with no ongoing service or maintenance needed.

Space

Water softeners are big, bulky and take up a lot of floor space.  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is compact and mounts on a wall near the incoming water line.  Once ScaleBlaster is installed, you will never have to think about water scale removal and prevention again!

Installation

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is extremely easy to install.  Simply mount the unit on a wall and wrap the signal cable around the incoming cold-water supply line.  There is no need to cut pipe and no special tools are required.  It works on copper, PVC, CPVC & PEX pipe.

If you are looking for an affordable, dependable and effective residential hard water solution, look no further. The water scale removal and prevention benefits of ScaleBlaster surpass water softeners and it requires no maintenance.  Our next article will cover the eco-friendly and health benefits of an electronic water descaler. ScaleBlaster residential models can be purchased at Home Depot (in-store and online), Lowes (online) and Costco (online).

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Do I Have Hard Water?

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How to Determine if you Need a Residential Hard Water Solution

One question homeowners often ask is if they live in an area with hard water. The calcium hardness level depends on many factors.  If you live in the continental United States, our U.S. Water Hardness Map will help you determine the hardness of the water in your area.

Many municipalities post the water hardness levels on their websites and/or make it available by calling.  You can also test the hardness of your water by using a calcium hardness test kit available at pool supply stores.

If you are on a well, it is important to note that well water is generally harder than municipal water.  You should use a calcium hardness test to determine hardness.

ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler model is the right residential hard water solution for you.  ScaleBlaster is not only effective with lime scale removal, but it will also prevent new scale from forming.  Pipe scale removal is especially important because it can adversely affect not just your pipes, but any component in your home that uses water.

Prior to ScaleBlaster, homeowners either had to use a harsh limescale remover and/or chemicals for pipe scale removal or invest in a water softener.  Chemicals are a somewhat effective hard water scale remover, but they are not healthy or environmentally friendly.  Water softeners are not only more expensive than an electronic water descaler, but they rely on ongoing maintenance and utilize salt.  ScaleBlaster is not only an eco-friendly residential hard water solution, but it requires no maintenance, filters, salt or chemicals.

If you are looking for an affordable, simple solution that can tackle water scale removal and prevent new limescale from forming, give ScaleBlaster a try today.  Our residential models are available at Home Depot (in-store and online) and Lowe’s (online).

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ScaleBlaster Electronic Water Descaler – Residential Models

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If you live in a home with hard water, then you understand why a residential hard water solution is so important.  Not only does limescale adversely affect the efficiency and longevity of appliances, but it is not ideal for washing, bathing or drinking. If you have any existing scale, then water scale removal is necessary.  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is not only an effective limescale remover, but it prevents new limescale from forming.

Our previous article discussed why ScaleBlaster is the preferred residential hard water solution.  Now, let’s take a look at the different residential models.

SB-75

This residential hard water solution is designed for homes up to 4,000 square feet and on city water with total water hardness levels of less than 19 grains per gallon or 325 parts per million.

SB-Elite

If your home is on a well or city water with hardness levels up to 35 grains per gallon or 600 parts per million, then the SB-Elite is the model for you.  The SB-Elite is effective in homes up to 5,000 square feet.

If you have a home larger than 5,000 square feet or live in an area with higher water hardness levels, then we encourage you to contact us directly so we can determine the best ScaleBlaster model for you. Remember, ScaleBlaster is not only an effective hard water scale remover, but it also prevents new limescale from forming.  The SB-75 and SB-Elite are both available at Lowe’s (online) and Home Depot (in-store and online).  Give it a try today – we promise you won’t be disappointed!

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Why is ScaleBlaster the Preferred Residential Hard Water Solution?

Residential Hard Water Solution

ScaleBlaster was first released in 1995 and became the first and only electronic water descaler to be successful in the residential, commercial and industrial markets. Since then, there have been competitors emerge onto the scene with inferior electronic water descaler models that don’t hold a candle to the water scale removal and prevention qualities of ScaleBlaster.

ScaleBlaster underwent several years of testing and development before being released.  We knew that there were many electronic water descaler products on the market with questionable reputations.  This was something we had to overcome and we did so by first developing an effective and reliable hard water scale removal and prevention product and then building a worldwide network of dealers and major retailers that believed in ScaleBlaster.

When it comes to a residential hard water solution, ScaleBlaster is considered the industry gold standard.  Let’s take a look at some aspects that make it so appealing to homeowners.

Easy to Install

ScaleBlaster can be easily installed by homeowners and requires no additional plumbing in most cases.  Just install it on the incoming water line and it is good to go!

Maintenance Free

Water softeners require ongoing maintenance.  Any chemical limescale remover requires continual use. ScaleBlaster is completely maintenance free.

Eco-Friendly

The traditional limescale remover uses harsh chemicals that are not favorable for humans or the environment.  Water softeners also require salt which is not only harmful to pets and people on salt restricted diets but also very negative for the environment.

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is an effective hard water scale remover and also prevents new scale from forming without using chemicals or salt.

If you have hard water scale removal on your mind, then ScaleBlaster is the solution. Our residential models can be purchased at Lowe’s (online) and Home Depot (in-store and online).  We are also available to answer any questions you have.  Give ScaleBlaster a try today. It will not disappoint!

Top Reasons Dad Loves ScaleBlaster

Top Reasons Dad Loves ScaleBlaster

Top Reasons Dad Loves ScaleBlaster

Last month, we discussed the top reasons why mom loves the ScaleBlaster water conditioner.  This month, we will cover what makes water conditioners such an appealing hard water treatment option for fathers to consider for their family.

Easy to Install

Many hard water treatment options are difficult and time consuming to install. Some even require a plumber.  The ScaleBlaster water conditioner easily installs on the incoming water line of your home. Simply mount the water conditioner power box on a wall, wrap the signal cable around the outside of the incoming pipeline and connect it to the power box. ScaleBlaster is now ready to begin its job as an effective limescale remover and prevention tool.

No Maintenance Required

Other hard water treatment options such as water softeners and filters require ongoing maintenance.  Water conditioners are maintenance free!

Saves Money Over the Long Term

The fact that the ScaleBlaster water conditioner is a limescale remover that also prevents new limescale from forming is a big plus.  Limescale wreaks havoc on appliances and fixtures, causing them to not work efficiently or break down all together.  Limescale is also harmful to pipes.  Having one unit that is a limescale remover and also prevents new limescale from forming can save thousands of dollars in appliance and equipment repair and replacement.

Do you have a dad who seems to have everything?  Are you often at a loss of what to buy him? Whether you are looking for a gift for Father’s Day, birthday or another holiday, a ScaleBlaster water conditioner makes a perfect gift for dad!

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Top Three Reasons Mom Loves ScaleBlaster

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner.  Instead of candy or flowers, why not consider a gift that mom will benefit from for years to come?  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is a hard water scale remover and limescale prevention product that will definitely make your mom smile.  Let’s take a look at the top three reasons why moms throughout the world love having the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler installed in their homes.

Reduces Soap Scum

Soap scum is ugly and it stains sinks and toilets. With ScaleBlaster, you have less soap scum, which allows soap, shampoo and detergents to work better.  Everyone’s skin is smoother and hair is more manageable.

Less Scrubbing of Faucets and Sinks

Hard water causes limescale buildup on faucets and sinks.  Water scale removal often requires lots of scrubbing and harsh or abrasive chemicals.  ScaleBlaster is not only an effective hard water scale remover, but it prevents new scale from forming. Say goodbye to chemicals and  hard scrubbing!

Brighter, Whiter Laundry

Hard water wreaks havoc on laundry and diminishes the longevity of clothing, towels and sheets. The ScaleBlaster electronic decscaler helps laundry be softer, brighter, whiter and last longer!

If you want to give mom a Mother’s Day gift that she can enjoy for years to come, then consider the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler.  It is easy to install, requires no maintenance, is eco-friendly and will make a tremendous difference in the water quality of her home.  Pick up one in-store at Home Depot or online at Home Depot or Lowe’s today!

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