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Case Study: Amalie Arena

Case Study: Amalie Arena

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Overview

The Amalie Arena is a 21,500 seat state-of-the art arena that is used for ice hockey, basketball, arena football games, as well as concerts. It is home to the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League and Tampa Bay Storm Arena Football League.  The 2012 Republican National Convention was held there. It is the 4th busiest arena in the USA.

Challenges

The booster heating elements of the dishwashers in the kitchens were scaling up, causing a maintenance nightmare. Bacteria formation was a concern and the dishwashers needed to be working properly all the time. The entire building has corroded pipes and large industrial water softeners that were breaking down and wanted to get rid of.

Solution

As an initial test of ScaleBlaster, one SB-MAX was installed on the feed line going to the dishwasher.

Installed

July 18, 2014

Outcome

Since installation, the heating elements are completely descaled. Additional ScaleBlaster units are now being installed on the players sauna room, the domestic water lines for the bathrooms and kitchens, the cooling tower-chiller system on the entire building, and the cooling tower for the ice rink chiller system.

Case Study: Derby Lane

Case Study: Derby Lane

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Overview

Derby Lane Greyhound Track is a racino located in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is the largest and oldest (since 1925) continuously operating greyhound track in the world. The huge, four level facility offers dining, the top racing dogs in the world, large poker rooms and simulcast pari-mutual wagering on hundreds of TVs from tracks around the country.

Challenges

The facility’s huge HVAC system is a costly one, given the 24-hour operation in the hot Florida weather. With thousands of visitors daily, management was looking at ways to reduce expenses.

Solution

Several ScaleBlaster systems – three SB-2800s, one SB-3600 and two SB-350s were installed on the cooling towers, chillers, condenser lines, chilled water line and their huge boilers.

Installed

October 16, 2010

Outcome

Derby Lane was able to increase the cycles of concentration which resulted in water savings and lowered chemical expenses.

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Case Study: Boston Convention Center

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Overview

The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center is the largest exhibition center in the Northeast United States with 516,000 square feet of contiguous exhibition space. In 2009, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority launched the “Top 5 Campaign” aiming to make Boston one the top five cities in North America for conventions.

Challenges

As an initial test of ScaleBlaster, the truckers bay was experiencing serious limescale issues in their sinks, toilets and showers. Regular cleaning and maintenance were required.

Solution

A commercial ScaleBlaster unit was installed on the main water line going to the truckers bay.

Installed

March 9, 2004

Outcome

Since the installation of ScaleBlaster, the scaling issues have completely gone away. Additional installations are coming to the cooling tower and more applications in the building.

Case Study: Cirque Du Soleil

Case Study: Cirque Du Soleil

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Overview

Cirque du Soleil is a Quebec based company recognized all over the world for high-quality, artistic entertainment. Founded in 1984, the company now employs over 5,000 people including 1,300 artists. Each show is a syntheses of circus styles from around the world, with its own central theme and storyline. They perform in 271 cities on every continent in the world except Antarctica. More than 100 million spectators have seen a Cirque du Soleil show since its inception including 15 million people last year alone.

Challenges

Due to the amount of water many of these shows require and the complexity of the massive equipment the shows require and being an environmentally-friendly company, ScaleBlaster was tested in many applications.

Solution

ScaleBlaster was installed on every permanent structure owned by Cirque du Soleil around the world. The units vary in size, from small commercial to large industrial models.

Installed

The units were installed over a period of time from 2003-2005.

Outcome

ScaleBlaster has delivered scale-free results on the multiple locations worldwide.

Case Study: Touch of Class

Case Study: Touch of Class

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Overview

Touch of Class is a dry cleaner and laundry facility in Apollo Beach, Florida. The facility has all the laundry and dry-cleaning equipment on the premises.

Challenges

The dry cleaners needed a way to keep the boiler from scaling up and causing an explosion. They had been injecting chemicals and renting a water softener. These strategies helped keep the boiler clean and pass semi-annual state inspections for safety. After the owner caught the water softening company “short bagging” him on a salt delivery, he went looking for other options.

Solution

A commercial ScaleBlaster unit was installed on the main waterline entering the building.

Installed

April 2001

Outcome

A few months after installation the inspector came in. The boiler was cleaner than it had ever been while using chemicals and a water softener. The state inspector could not believe it! No chemicals were added. No water softener was in use. No more bags of salt were added. A totally maintenance-free system from ScaleBlaster.  ScaleBlaster’s payback period was a quick one with saving in water, salt and renting the equipment. In addition, the laundry whites are whiter, colors don’t fade as much and collars come out cleaner.

Case Study: Lincoln Towers

Case Study: Lincoln Towers

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Overview

Lincoln Towers is an apartment / condo / professional office complex on the Upper West Side of New York City in Manhattan. It consists of several building on a 20-acre campus. It houses so many people that some of the buildings require their own polling place. The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a block and a half away.

Challenges

The 60-year-old buildings are experiencing major problems with the domestic water supply with poor water pressure. The higher the floor, the worse it got. This was
due to the plumbing system clogging up with heavy limescale formation.

Solution

Eight commercial grade descalers of SB-250s and SB-350s were installed at various levels of one of the buildings.

Installed

March 1-3, 2012

Outcome

Within a month and a half, the Home Owners Association was getting positive news from residents that the water pressure in their apartments were increasing. Residents on the upper floors went from just a trickle of water pressure to full pressure. The option would have been to re-pipe the plumbing system, a job that would easily run into hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Case Study: the Towers of Channelside

Case Study: the Towers of Channelside

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Overview

The Towers of Channelside are twin, 30 story luxury condominium located in downtown Tampa’s premier Channelside district.

Challenges

The high-class condominium was experiencing hard water buildup in the plumbing system and shutting down their instrumentation probes that were used to monitor the check valves in their $40,000 water pumps. Residents were complaining of hard water issues.

Solution

Four SB-650 commercial units were installed on the main lines feeding their two towers. Water softeners would have been a much more costly investment with ongoing expenses like salt purchases and costly maintenance expenses, not to mention increased water & sewer expenses.

Installed

May 29, 2012

Outcome

Instrument problems immediately stopped because of scaling issues and residents of the twin towers noticed a difference in their water within four months. Their entire piping system will remain scale-free, thus avoiding costly expenses of replacing the entire piping system decades from now.

Case Study: Florencia

Case Study: Florencia

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Overview

The Florencia is luxurious a high-rise residential tower consisting of 50 homes in the heart of St. Petersburg’s downtown on prestigious Beach Drive.

Challenges

The Florencia needed a water treatment system for their entire building because a water softener was not an option. They were experiencing various hard water issues.

Solution

One SB-650 was installed on the 4” incoming water supply line for the entire high-rise building.

Installed

February 17, 2008

Outcome

The ScaleBlaster unit has performed as advertised, solving the resident’s hard water problems while protecting the entire building’s pipe system from scaling up. This will also give the homeowners ideal water pressure while their boiler system will work as efficiently as possible. The investment has paid for itself in savings in energy alone.

Case Study: the Plaza at Harbour Island

Case Study: the Plaza at Harbour Island

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Overview

The Plaza at Harbour Island is twenty-story luxury condo building located on exclusive Harbour Island in downtown Tampa, Florida. The striking architectural landmark offers breathtaking water and city views in every direction.

Challenges

ScaleBlaster was contacted due to the growing problems related to hard water buildup in the plumbing system and the prominent hard water spotting that the residents were experiencing.

Solution

A commercial model SB-650 was installed on the four-inch main water supply line feeding the building.

Installed

February 2, 2012

Outcome

Within a period of four months, the residents realized the benefits of the ScaleBlaster system. The spotting was reduced to a minimal level, increasing the ease of cleaning and offering esthetic benefits of not having hard water residue throughout the twenty-story building. The integrity of the plumbing system is also being protected due­ to the prevention of limescale buildup in the piping.

Case Study: Schlafly Brewery

Case Study: Schlafly Brewery

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Overview

Schlafly Beer is Missouri’s largest locally owned independent brewery and was incorporated in 1989. They brew more than 50 unique styles of fresh beer, half of which are exclusively available in their two brewery restaurants. Their beers are also distributed in 15 states and are even available at Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Challenges

The water heater for domestic usage in the plant was constantly scaling up and not delivering enough hot water. Maintenance had to keep cleaning out the boiler, heating elements as well as the pipe lines on a regular basis.

Solution

One SB-350 was installed before the water heater.

Installed

April 6, 2011

Outcome

Limescale formation stopped forming in the water heater, heating elements and the copper pipes, allowing Schlafly’s technicians to address other maintenance issues in the rapidly growing brewery.

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