Water is used in cooling systems because it provides the most economical means of transferring heat. Water can carry over three thousand times the amount of heat as the same volume of air. Also, water consists of electrically charged particles, which are attracted to other charged particles, such as the system metals. Where the system includes a cooling tower, the heat in the cooling water is discharged by evaporation at the tower. As a result, suspended and dissolved matter concentrates in the cooling water and causes scale and fouling in the heat exchange equipment. Water Conditioning, Inc. studies the equipment, characteristics, and water make-up to select the proper program.

Polymer Programs
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.

Sequestration Programs
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.

Multiple 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.

Oxidizing Biocides
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
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.

Complete Instrumentation
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.