Polymer usage in cooling water systems
continues to increase, because new developments are producing better
quality polymers at lower costs. Polymers are useful in situations
that have high impurities and scale-forming waters. They provide an
excellent organic means of neutralizing charged particles, dispersing,
and/or flocculating matter, which helps keep heat exchange surfaces
clean. Water Conditioning, Inc. polymer programs include custom blends
for best results.
As water temperature increases, the solubility
of scaling impurities decrease. Sequestrants can counter this
condition and promote clean heat exchange surfaces by holding the
impurities in suspension until removal. Water Conditioning, Inc. programs
include custom blends for best results.
Type Corrosion Protection Programs
Cooling equipment and systems are made from a variety of metals, requiring
a combination of chemical treatments solutions to protect all the
metals involved in the system. For best corrosion protection, Water
Conditioning, Inc. takes into consideration the system and metal characteristics,
and uses custom blends of corrosion inhibitors to gain the best results.
Cooling towers and other air handling equipment such as
air washers take in all kinds of impurities, and the algae/slime foulants
multiply as the nutrients become plentiful. Bacteria introduced into
the system often can double its growth rate in twenty-three minutes,
or can potentially be deadly such as is the case with Legionella.
As such, oxidizing biocides are highly effective in destroying all
biological impurities by sterilizing the system.
Non-oxidizing biocides are most often used to destroy
specific types of biological organisms due to the selective nature
of the compound. Discretion is imperative in the selection of such
biocides, due to adverse reactions that may occur as a result of their
incompatibility with other tower water chemical used.
The application of water treatments can be difficult. When hand fed
or batch fed, the system is often unbalanced with too much or not
enough treatment. Often equipment automation can be employed to meter
the precise application of the treatment chemicals.
Water Conditioning, Inc. uses the latest state-of-the-art ASME approved
methods to monitor corrosion in all types of systems.