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Case Study: University of Notre Dame

Case Study: University of Notre Dame

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Overview

The University of Notre Dame was founded in 1842. The Catholic character of the campus is reflected in its explicit commitment to the Catholic faith and is constantly ranked as one of the top universities in the world. There are more than 11,700 students currently and 120,000 alumni. It’s athletic teams are known as the “Fighting Irish.”

Challenges

Located in a very hard water area, the dormitory’s on the campus were experiencing issues with their domestic water supply. The showers, toilets and sinks were all experiencing serious lime scaling issues as well as low water flow rates.

Solution

One SB-350 was installed on the incoming main water line going to the building.

Installed

May 15, 2013

Outcome

ScaleBlaster has solved the hard water issues without the need of an expensive water softener. The water flow pressure has returned to normal and there are no longer scaling issues with their showers, toilets and sinks.

Case Study: University of California Davis

Case Study: University of California Davis

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Overview

The University of California, Davis (aka UCD or UC Davis) is a public research university located just west of Sacramento and encompasses 5,300 acres of land. With more than 35,000 students and an administrative and academic staff of nearly 25,000, the university ranks among the USA’s best.

Challenges

Due to extreme water shortages in the state, the university was under state-mandated orders to conserve water as much as possible. With extremely hard water in the area, water softeners were not an option any longer.

Solution

ScaleBlaster has been installed in over 150 buildings on the campus. The units range in size from the old SB-125 model to the industrial-sized SB-2800.

Installed

2004 – current

Outcome

ScaleBlaster has been a total success with installations on more than 150 buildings including dormitories, faculty buildings, cafes, cooling towers and more. ScaleBlaster is now automatically spec’d on any new building and retrofits on the campus. Due to the tremendous success of ScaleBlaster at UC Davis, ScaleBlaster will now be installed on UC Santa Barbara and UC San Diego’s new buildings and retrofits. Less maintenance along with not having to use chemicals, water softeners and salt have saved UC Davis a considerable amount of money.

Case Study: Purdue University

Case Study: Purdue University

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Overview

Purdue University was founded in 1869 and today has about 39,000 students and more than 3,000 academic staff members. They offer more than 200 majors for undergraduates and over 70 masters and doctoral programs with professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. Purdue is a member of the Big Ten Conference and has 18 intercollegiate sports teams and 900 student organizations.

Challenges

Due to the hard water in West Lafayette, the cooling tower for the campus’s own power plant was constantly clogging up with heavy limescale and causing issues. The university was looking at ways to conserve energy and water and has given ScaleBlaster a try.

Solution

A large SB-3600 industrial ScaleBlaster unit was installed on the chilled water loop going to the cooling tower.

Installed

August 26, 2013

Outcome

There have been no scaling issues at all since the date of the installation. A complete study has been ongoing and will be released soon with full details on the full results including water savings and more. Additional units will be added at that time upon the final review.

Case Study: Flying J Truck Stop

Case Study: Flying J Truck Stop

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Overview

The Flying J Truck Stop in Indianapolis, Indiana is part of the Pilot Flying J corporation. They are currently the largest purveyors of over-the-road diesel fuel in the USA. They are the largest Travel Center chain in the country with more than 550 locations under the Pilot and Flying J brands. Pilot Flying J is the 3rd largest franchiser of quick service restaurants in the USA.

Challenges

The extremely hard water in the Indianapolis area was causing serious limescale issues for the truck stop/convenience store. The showers, toilets, sinks, soda machines were all scaling up and needed constant cleaning and replacement parts.

Solution

One SB-250 was installed on the main waterline going to the building.

Installed

July 12, 2012

Outcome

The scaling issues have completely stopped saving the truck stop a considerable amount of money yearly on chemicals, maintenance and downtime.

Case Study: Same Day Surgicenter (SSO)

Case Study: Same Day Surgicenter (SSO)

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Overview

Same Day Surgicenter of Orlando, aka SSO, is a member of the largest network of outpatient surgery centers in the USA. They provide Orthopedics, Podiatry, Gynecology, Urology, Otolaryngology/ENT and Pain Management services.

Challenges

The surgery center was looking for an alternative to water softeners to keep the boiler system free of limescale buildup. Any significant scaling in a boiler could cause an explosion if not controlled. A state inspector reviews the inside condition of the boiler to determine if it’s being properly controlled.

Solution

An old SB-400 was installed on the supply line feeding the boiler as well as the loop return line to insure total scale control.

Installed

June 2, 2008

Outcome

Since the date of installation, the boiler has remained totally free of limescale buildup. Every six months the inspector comes by and is totally surprised to see no scale – despite the fact there is no manual cleaning with chemicals or the use of a water softener. The savings over the years have been in the tens of thousands of dollars in water softener costs, salt, water savings and labor.

Case Study: Nueterra Surgical Center

Case Study: Nueterra Surgical Center

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Overview

The Physicians Care Surgical Hospital is part of Nueterra Healthcare and is a 30,000 square-foot multi-specialty surgical center in Royersford, PA. They are equipped for general surgery, gynecology, oral & maxillofacial surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery and otolaryngology.

Challenges

The newly opened hospital wanted a preventive maintenance system on its facility and on its hot water system for hard water issues.

Solution

ScaleBlaster models SB-150 and SB-450 were installed on the boiler and main waterline entering the building.

Installed

October 18, 2011

Outcome

ScaleBlaster has provided a preventive maintenance program for the hospital without any issues – in a very hard water area.

Case Study: Various Cruise Ships

Case Study: Various Cruise Ships

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Overview

Various very large cruise ship lines have installed ScaleBlaster worldwide. At the request of the cruise ship owners and their dealers, details on the names of the ships and some of the applications aboard the ships that ScaleBlaster is working on – are kept secret.

Challenges

Cruise ship lines are using ScaleBlaster for various hard water issues. The cooling system that is used to cool the heat exchangers, the engine and other components, would rapidly scale up due to the saltwater being used. The huge ballast system would scale up badly. The labor intensive cleaning job on the 12” pipe and downtime to the ship is extremely costly. Scaling would be an issue in the pre-booster heating elements in the dishwasher. The sauna rooms stream generators would scale up and require constant maintenance.

Solution

Various ScaleBlaster models have been installed, including small commercial models and large industrial models, such as the SB-2800.

Installed

2010 to present

Outcome

The hard water problems aboard ships, due primarily to the salt water, is considerably easier to manage because ofScaleBlaster. Scaling issues are greatly reduced or eliminated in the various applications aboard cruise ships (and other ships too like Naval or Cargo). The savings in acids and labor alone is considerable.

Case Study: McDonalds

Case Study: McDonalds

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Overview

McDonald’s is the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. They serve around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries with more than 35,000 outlets. Their revenue is over 28 billion dollars a year. They are the world’s second largest employer with 1.9 million employees.

Challenges

With a hardness level of 27 grains, a McDonald’s in State College, PA was experiencing several problems associated with hard water – scale buildup in faucets, toilets, sinks and kitchen equipment in addition the scale was clogging up the dishwasher.

Solution

The original ScaleBlaster model SB-100 was installed on the waterline entering the building.

Installed

September 26, 1997

Outcome

Within days of installation, employees noticed a difference in the water. The limescale buildup in the faucets had disappeared, the toilets were easier to clean and the overhead spryer on the dishwasher was no longer clogging up. The owner reported savings in soap usage, cleaning supplies and labor – especially the savings realized in plumbing and fixture maintenance repair.

Case Study: White Castle

Case Study: White Castle

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Overview

White Castle is a hamburger restaurant chain generally credited as the first fast food chain in the USA. The company was founded in 1921 and is best known for its small, square hamburgers. In 2014, Time magazine labeled their slider to be the most influential burger of all time.

Challenges

Due to the hard water in the area, the Illinois stores were experiencing lime scaling issues in the ice machines, stainless steel fixtures and in the coffee machines.

Solution

SB-MAX units were installed on the incoming waterlines entering the building.

Installed

April 8, 2013, October 23, 2013 & February 19, 2015

Outcome

Scaling is no longer an issue in the machines or on the fixtures. The company maintains the highest standards in the industry as far as kitchen operations & cleanliness goes while using only the highest grade of equipment in their kitchens. Protecting their equipment while saving on labor and chemicals is a priority for White Castle.

Case Study: International Beer Garten

Case Study: International Beer Garten

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Overview

The International Beer Garten is located in Lutz, Florida and provides patrons with a relaxed environment and the widest selection of beers across the world.

Challenges

The International Beer Garten has two high-end Hobart Commercial under-the-counter dishwashers costing nearly $8,000. They are very compact in size, but offer a high-temperature, superior sanitizing system that can wash glasses and dishes in minutes. They save labor time for the bartenders who no longer have to hand scrub and sanitize hundreds of dirty glasses nightly. Within the first year, the expensive dishwashers started breaking down. The repairman said that limescale was building up on the bottom of the units, causing the parts to break. Repair bills were “in the hundreds” for every visit as the scaling issues continued.

Solution

After hearing about ScaleBlaster and researching the benefits it offers, a ScaleBlaster unit was installed on the main waterline going to the building.

Installed

January 28, 2010

Outcome

Immediately after installation, the dishwasher breakdowns stopped completely. Since the installation of ScaleBlaster, the dishwashers have worked “like a charm” without the dishwasher breaking down and costing hundreds of dollars to repair. Downtime of the dishwasher is no longer an issue either.

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