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Cooling Water Treatment

Why is there foam in my cooling water?

Foaming in cooling water can occur rapidly, for no obvious reason, and not always predictable by routine system monitoring. Due to the design of evaporative cooling systems, a small amount of foam can be normal. However, in extreme cases, overflowing foam can be cause for alarm. Follow these tips to avoid excessive foaming at your facility.

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Cooling Water Treatment

Summer is Heating Up – Top 5 Ways to Save on Cooling Tower Bleed

Cooling towers work by taking advantage of heat lost to the atmosphere when water evaporates. It’s officially peak season to find ways to improve your tower performance. Whether your cooling tower is used for HVAC cooling, cold storage, or an industrial application, reducing the amount of bleed can reduce your water consumption and chemical use.

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Raising the Bar - Pole Vaulter
Water Safety

Are Legionella Regulations Raising The Bar?

Eldon Water used the power of AquaAnalytics to review the impact of localized Legionella regulations on the incidence and level of Legionella in cooling towers. This blog provides a preview of the conclusions that will be presented in Baltimore at the Legionella Conference 2018 (#LEGIONELLA2018) organized by NSF International with the support from the National Science Foundation and participation from U.S. EPA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Plastic Shipping Containers
Sustainability

Earth Day 2018: Ending the Plastic Pollution Problem

Ending plastic pollution is not about cutting out plastic from our lives, it is about making a fundamental shift in how we think about the lifecycle of a piece of plastic. Industries that rely heavily on the use of plastics, including the Water Treatment industry, must create solutions that reduce the amount of plastic that goes to the landfill.

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Sustainability

World Water Day Leaders

In honor of World Water Day, we are celebrating our clients who have demonstrated to be sustainability leaders. The following Sustainability Leadership Award recipients, implemented continuous improvement opportunities within their facilities, realizing savings in water & energy and improvements in operational efficiency.

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Wasting Money
Boiler Water Treatment

Your Offline Boiler May Be Costing You Money!

Offline periods can damage your boiler, decreasing its useful life and increasing maintenance and repair costs. With proper planning and preparation, a boiler can be safely taken offline with a procedure known as a boiler layup.

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Element Aluminum
Boiler Water Treatment

Can Aluminum Boilers ‘Play Nice’ With Other Metals?

Aluminum is becoming more common for use in heat transfer applications due to its very high conductance of heat. However, aluminum is highly reactive when compared to other materials such as steel, requiring a specialized treatment program to minimize corrosion of aluminum while maintaining protection of other metals.

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Boiler Water Treatment

Choosing the Right Dealkalizer for Your System

A dealkalizer is a pre-treatment device commonly seen in boiler rooms which is responsible for removing carbonate alkalinity in the feed water before it reaches the boiler. In many cases, the water chemistry parameter which hits its limit first is alkalinity.

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Cooling Water Treatment

5 Reasons to Filter Cooling Tower Water

Evaporative cooling systems such as cooling towers are widely used for rejecting heat and maintaining temperatures in a variety of applications by directing high flow rates of air counter-currently to water flow. This, consequently, also makes cooling

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Cooling Water Treatment

Cooling Tower Passivation Explained

New evaporative cooling systems, typically cooling towers, ammonia condensers and fluid coolers are manufactured with several options for materials of construction, each with their own benefits and draw backs. Hot-dipped galvanized steel (steel that

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Feedwater Tank
Boiler Water Treatment

4 Common Issues in Feedwater Tank Design and Operation

Boiler water treatment is critical to ensuring your boiler is operating as efficiently as possible and no proper water treatment program is complete without a thorough understanding of the feedwater setup. A crucial step in preparing the feedwater for the

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Purchasing

4 Things Every Purchaser Should Know About Water Treatment

Water Treatment can be a tricky category to purchase. I’ve spent much of my career trying to explain the nuances. There are many different offerings in the marketplace, and on the surface, the costs can appear to span a very large range. So let’s get started

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Steam Humidification
Boiler Water Treatment

Steam Humidification: Choose Your Own Adventure

The relative humidity level in our built environments is critical to prevent occupant discomfort and/or damage to building materials. Choose to read the quick high level summary, or test your knowledge by following this interactive blog that delves deeper

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Waterside Inspections Sludge Example
Boiler Water Treatment

A Guide to Waterside Inspections

Performing regular waterside inspections of your critical system equipment is an important part of a successful preventative maintenance program. As we enter the holiday season, many systems may be temporarily shut down, providing a perfect

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Water Softener Salt
Pre-Treatment

Is My Softener Wasting Salt?

Water softeners are commonplace in industrial and institutional settings. These units utilize salt to ideally eliminate the hardness of the incoming water. Since salt usage is essential for softener function and has associated environmental and financial costs,

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Water Meter
Water Management

The Rising Costs of Water

The value of water is often overlooked and taken for granted due to its abundance. Although water makes up 70% of our planet, only 2.5% of this is fresh water, and of this scarce supply, less than 1% is freely available in non-glacial forms.

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Cooling Water Treatment

Successful Cooling Tower Start-Ups in 5 Simple Steps

Many HVAC evaporative cooling systems are idle or off throughout the winter months, and are often drained to prevent freezing. These extended shutdowns provide excellent conditions for deposits to form and bacteria to grow. When starting up the

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Boiler Room
Boiler Water Treatment

5 Steps to Increase Steam Boiler Efficiency

Close to 40% of all fossil fuel burned by industry is consumed in steam production. Simple steps can have a large operational impact on the cost of fuel, water, treatment, and labor. The chart shows a typical breakdown of these costs where

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