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Case Study: Krusovice Beer

Case Study: Krusovice Beer

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Overview

Krusovice Beer was founded in 1517 and is one of the oldest and highly acclaimed breweries in the world. The company was acquired by Heineken in 2007 and their beers are widely available worldwide.

Challenge

The brewery had major scaling issues on their cooling towers and costly water softener expenses for their huge dishwashers to clean the recycled bottles.

Solution

Several old SB-100 ScaleBlaster units were installed on their entire building, the cooling towers and in front of the dishwashers. This was one of the first major commercial installations ever done with ScaleBlaster outside the United States.

Installed

January 1996

Outcome

Within days of installation of the ScaleBlaster units, the cooling towers at Krusovice Brewery were completely free of scale deposits, eliminating the constant chore of cleaning the system with acids and chemicals. A tremendous amount of money was saved on energy costs and downtime on the production of beer. On the dishwashers, less soap was used to clean the recycled bottles and has reduced calcium spotting on the bottles.

Case Study: Monterey Wine Company

Case Study: Monterey Wine Company

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Overview

The Monterey Wine Company is a custom wine production facility located on the central coast of California and was founded in 2002. They have a state-of-the-art facility with an emphasis on service, innovation & integrity in their wine making & bottling process.

Challenges

The wine company needed a hard water and limescale preventive maintenance system on their heat exchanger for wine making process as well as the entire building. They also needed a preventive system for their large tankless water heater and filter systems.

Solution

One SB-450 was installed on the entire building, an SB-MAX was installed on the heat exchanger equipment and another SB-MAX was installed before the tankless water heater/filter system.

Installed

March 26, 2014

Outcome

The ScaleBlaster system was installed as a preventive maintenance measure, and to date, no scaling issues are present.

Case Study: Hok

Case Study: Hok

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Overview

HOK (formally Heelmuth, Obata + Kassabaum) is the largest architecture-engineering firm in the United States. The firm has more than 1,600 professional staff employees across a global network of 23 offices and is active in all major architectural specialties. They have designed buildings all over the globe and major stadiums in the
USA. They are leaders in sustainable designing.

Challenges

As a major architecture design company with sustainable solutions in mind, HOK is always looking to be the leader in “green” build & design by using state-of-the-art products. Water softeners pollute our environment with brine discharge while wasting lots of water.

Solution

Various architects of HOK have spec’d numerous ScaleBlaster units on buildings over the years.

Installed

2000-2010

Outcome

The initial installations of ScaleBlaster that were spec’d by HOK were on the University of California – Davis, as shown in the photos. All of the units have performed as advertised, given end users an eco-friendly, maintenance and salt-free alternative to hard water problems.

Case Study: West Liberty Foods

Case Study: West Liberty Foods

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Overview

The Eagle Ridge Farm and the Liberty Farm have been growing commercial turkeys for 25 years and are members of the West Liberty Foods Cooperative, the 8th largest USA turkey processing company. Their largest customer is Subway with 40,000+ stores in the USA.

Challenges

With a flock of 19,000 poults (baby turkeys), 1,700 nipple drinkers are part of the watering system. These drinkers include valve mechanisms and injection molded water cups which scale significantly after just six weeks of use. To clean the drinkers between flocks, each drinker had to be disconnected from the watering system and cleaned with muriatic acid & then reassembled. At six weeks, the birds are transferred to a grow out barn for 12 ½ weeks where they have a larger bell system to drink out of. Those needed nasty muriatic cleaning also.

Solution

An AG-100 was installed on the main drinker water line to each of the farms.

Installed

April and May of 2014

Outcome

The ScaleBlaster performed as advertised, but really took the farm management by surprise “the drinker units look new!”. The 1,700 drinker units no longer require disassembly for cleaning. Acids are no longer used in the cleaning cycle. The larger turkey drinking bells experienced the same results.   ScaleBlaster significantly reduced cleaning times between flocks due to the elimination of limescale, allowing for more flocks to be produced yearly.

Limescale Removal - Electronic Water Conditioning