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Case Study: Clearwater Fleet Management

Case Study: Clearwater Fleet Management

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Overview

The Fleet Maintenance Division is a part of the city government of Clearwater, Florida. It oversees a staff of more than 40 employees and is responsible for more than 1,400 equipment units.

Challenges

The facility has three large commercial ice machines that were constantly scaling up the trays and flow nozzles, thus preventing the equipment from producing ice. The equipment was constantly being shut down to manually clean with chemicals. The ice machines were a test for ScaleBlaster with the potential for installation on other applications with the City of Clearwater.

Solution

Three ScaleBlaster ICE-50s were installed on the waterlines going to the ice machines.

Installed

August 19, 2014

Outcome

The scaling issues of the ice machines stopped immediately without the need to clean out the trays and nozzles of the calcium buildup. Additional installations with the city have included the city’s fire department.

Case Study: Beit El Wadi Hotel

Case Study: Beit El Wadi Hotel

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Overview

The Beit EL Wadi Hotel is a first-class, 63-room hotel in Wadi El Natroun, Egypt.

Challenges

The hotel was suffering from high levels of water hardness and limescale buildup in its plumbing system. They were using high quantities of detergents and facing mechanical problems with laundry machines. Bed sheets and towels had to be replaced frequently and guests were complaining from high level of scale deposits on bathroom faucets, toilets and blocked shower heads. Solar water heaters, installed on the roof, were getting totally destroyed from the very hard water – another costly expense for the hotel.

Solution

One SB-450 was installed on the main cold water inlet to the hotel and one SB-350 was installed on the cold water supply to the solar water heaters.

Installed

February 15, 2014

Outcome

After just two months of installation, management of the hotel was very impressed with the results. Detergent use was cut in half from two cups per wash to one cup resulting in savings of EGP $875.00 a month. Use of other chemicals and additives remarkably decreased. The ironing machines no longer had blocked steamed outlets. Bed sheets and towels were noticeably softer. They were able to disconnect the water softener and they expect to save substantial money in operating costs.

Case Study: W Hotels

Case Study: W Hotels

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Overview

The W Hotels & Resorts are a world-class, luxury hotel chain owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts. There are more than 50 “W” hotels in 24 countries and continue to expand internationally. From the moment of arrival, guests are invited into surprising, sensory environments where amplified entertainment, vibrant lounges, modern guestrooms and innovative cocktails and cuisines create more than just a hotel experience, but a luxury lifestyle destination.

Challenges

The pre-boilers for the dishwashers were scaling up continuously as well as the dishwashers themselves.

Solution

As an initial test for ScaleBlaster, two SB-MAXs were installed on the water lines before the pre-boilers.

Installed

April 22, 2014

Outcome

The scaling issues on the pre-boilers and dishwashers immediately stopped. The hotel is planning to add more ScaleBlaster units on the hotel in the near future. Adding ScaleBlaster allowed the property to discontinue the use of their water softener system.

Case Study: Extended Stay America

Case Study: Extended Stay America

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Overview

Extended Stay America operates 684 hotels across the USA and Canada with more than 69,000 rooms. They offer the largest number of extended stay hotels in the United States.

Challenges

Various hotels in the chain, which are owned and operated by the company were having hard water problems. Limescale deposits, clogged aerators, poor water pressure were among some the experiences the hotels were having.

Solution

One SB-450 was installed in the Phoenix location on the main water line. Corpus Christi, Texas had one SB-250 installed; and the Orlando, Florida location had one SB-350 installed.

Installed

June 2013

Outcome

The scaling issues have gone away as the ScaleBlaster units are a great “preventive maintenance in a box” product to prevent further issues of limescale formation in the building’s pipes while preventing scale formation in shower heads, toilets and other fixtures.

Case Study: Sheraton Tampa East

Case Study: Sheraton Tampa East

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Overview

The Sheraton is an upscale 269-room resort with more than 30,000 square feet of conference space. It was formally a Crowne Plaza Hotel before new management came in.

Challenges

The buildings plumbing system were so clogged up with limescale that there was no hot water reaching the upper floors, unless they ran water overnight wasting a ton of water. Boilers were set to 130° just to obtain 100°.  New ownership was looking at replacing the entire hotels plumbing system. Their boilers were scaling up and the laundry room had lint issues.

Solution

Four SB-450s, three SB-350s and one SB-200LC were installed on the main water line, before and after the boilers, and on locations half way up the building. Additional units were installed in the laundry room and on the steamer in the kitchen.

Installed

December 6, 2011

Outcome

Within a few weeks, the hot water returned to the top floors without having to run water overnight. The water was getting so hot, they were allowed to turn the boilers back down to normal settings! Water pressure improved while the laundry department reported whiter and softer towels and vastly diminished lint buildup in the room. ScaleBlaster had cleaned out the entire buildings limescale formation allowing them to avoid the costly re-piping of their entire plumbing system – a cost perhaps of a million dollars or more. Additional huge savings in water usage and energy were realized.

Case Study: Candlewood Suites

Case Study: Candlewood Suites

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Overview

Candlewood Suites are a brand name of the InterContinental Hotels Group. There are more than 300 Candlewood Suites locations worldwide. The IHG owns over 4,600 hotels (including Holiday Inn’s) with 670,000 rooms worldwide.

Challenges

Hard water was presenting serious problems in both hotels with the boilers scaling up, and limescale formation in the pipes, fixtures and more throughout the hotel. All the rooms in the hotels were affected. The Irvine location had a water softener where the bottom fell off and flooded out the building. The Austin location never had a softener, but were experiencing serious issues and needed a solution.

Solution

The Irvine location had three SB-350s and one SB-450 installed, while the Austin location had one SB-650 and two SB-350s installed.

Installed

Austin, TX was installed June 12, 2013. Irvine, CA was installed March 20, 2014

Outcome

Within the three-month trial period, the limescale issues were a thing of the past- in both locations. No more clogged pipes, scaled up plumbing fixtures and/or inefficient boilers breaking down. The water softener will never be required again, saving them additional ongoing expenses such as maintenance, salt and water usage.

Case Study: Horizon Bay Living Facility

Case Study: Horizon Bay Living Facility

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Overview

Horizon Bay Living Facility is one of the Brookdale Senior Living communities and is the largest owner & operator of senior living communities in the United States. The Lutz location is a first-class facility that covers 5 acres and is surrounded by wildlife, trees and ponds.

Challenges

The facility was renting a commercial salt-based water softener for the dietary & laundry zones to reduce their monthly maintenance chemical costs. However, they were having plumbing leaks and were under the impression the softener would correct those leaks.

Solution

When explained that softened water becomes aggressive and actually increases leaks, they decided to give ScaleBlaster a try. One SB-650 was installed on the entire building as well as one SB-350 on the laundry and another unit in the dietary area.

Installed

February 10, 2011

Outcome

A short time after the ScaleBlaster units were installed, the water began to increase in temperature in less time. This was due to the removal of scale in the hot water tanks, allowing the water to heat faster. There was also a reduction in severity of the leaks that eventually stopped. ScaleBlaster is basically giving them the same results as a water softener would without the $550 monthly rental fees and the constant purchase of salt.

Case Study: Palm Garden Healthcare

Case Study: Palm Garden Healthcare

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Overview

Palm Garden Healthcare is a very large assisted living facility for senior citizens in the USA. They are committed to leading in the skilled nursing and rehabilitation arena.

Challenges

Most of the Palm Garden facilities were using water softeners on their hot water tanks, boilers, washers, dishwasher & ice machines. One of the main facility’s water softeners “froze” up in the middle of the night while regenerating and flooded the dietary & laundry zones with pure salt water. The damage to equipment was extensive. It was then, that they found out the softener company’s only responsibility was for the damage to the softener itself.

Solution

The answer was to install commercial ScaleBlaster units in the whole building to control all the water, without the softener & the dangers connected to them. Units were placed on the incoming waterline to the building, and in front of the dietary and laundry areas.

Installed

The 25 Palm Garden facilities had units installed from the years 2000 – 2009

Outcome

Since the initial installation, there was a 92% reduction in overnight leaks and no limescale buildup in the facility. Twenty-five Palm Garden’s in Florida, Georgia and Pennsylvania are now equipped with ScaleBlaster. The $350 average per month, per facility, in salt & wasted water is no longer an expense, as well as the costly water softening equipment itself.

Case Study: the Villages

Case Study: the Villages

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Overview

The Villages is an active retirement community located in central Florida that was conceived more than 50 years ago. Today, it has a population of about 52,000 and Forbes magazine ranked The Villages as the number one fastest-growing small city in the USA.

Challenges

Florida’s hard water presents a host of problems for health care facilities as water softeners are not an option for use on domestic water usage. Water softeners discharge brine into the water system polluting our environment. They also waste a lot of water when regenerating and are expensive to maintain. Water softeners break down all the time and require the addition of several bags of salt on a daily or weekly basis.

Solution

Commercial ScaleBlaster systems were added on the main water supply line to prevent limescale issues throughout the building and for domestic water use. Water softeners are not ideal for those on salt-restricted diets, in which most health care facilities are. ScaleBlaster units were also added on the laundry and dietary water lines.

Installed

Ongoing installations of ScaleBlaster have taken place since 1999 to today.

Outcome

Dozens of facilities with hundreds of units installed in The Villages are enjoying the ScaleBlaster benefits of a no maintenance, no chemicals, and no salt alternative to hard water issues.

Case Study: Amway Center

Case Study: Amway Center

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Overview

The Amway Center is a 20,000 seat sports and entertainment venue in Orlando, Florida. They are the home of the Orlando Magic NBA team in addition to major concert acts and shows like Cirque du Soleil.

Challenges

The player’s sauna room’s heating elements were scaling up dramatically from the steam being generated. The problem got so bad, the sauna had to be shut down often to be able to undergo cleaning out or replacing the heating elements from the limescale formation.

Solution

A commercial ScaleBlaster model was installed on the water line going to the sauna.

Installed

September 23, 2013

Outcome

Immediately after installing the ScaleBlaster unit, the scaling issues went away. The maintenance department no longer has to shut down the sauna to clean out the heating elements or replace them. The NBA stars are now able to enjoy their sauna without any maintenance issues closing down the first-class recreation facility.

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