Proudly Serving the Keystone State
In the mid 1980’s, NuChem relocated our headquarters and manufacturing facilities to Pennsylvania, in the heart of the Lehigh Valley. Our Laboratory and Technical Support Services likewise are located in the Lehigh Valley Facility. We are proud to call the Keystone State home for the last thirty years. Currently, NuChem serves a wide range of area stretching from the Pocono Mountains down to the Philadelphia region and out into the scenic Amish Country.
With all the years we have spent servicing locations in this state, NuChem is very familiar with the challenges posed in treating your heating and cooling systems as it relates to the water chemistry. Both hard and soft water sources are prevalent in Pennsylvania, sometimes in cities right next door to each other. When dealing with water at the opposite ends of the spectrum, your treatment program needs to be tailored to meet your exact needs.
When your water tends to the harder side, as it does in many parts of this state, scaling can quickly and easily build up inside of boilers causing these systems to run less efficiently. Harder water can also lead to an increased risk of corrosion inside of your boiler. Our goal is to treat and protect your capital investment to get the most use out of your equipment.
As of the start of 2018, no new regulations have been put into place regarding the treatment of cooling towers in Pennsylvania to help in the prevention of legionella and the spread of Legionnaire’s Disease. Legislation has already been put into place in New York State and the New York City area and introduced again into the New Jersey State Senate on January 25, 2018. We anticipate that within the next few years Harrisburg and possibly the larger metropolitan areas will move forward on passing more stringent laws regarding the treatment of all cooling towers.
NuChem strongly recommends that if you own a building with a cooling tower you begin to put into place now a plan regarding its treatment and the prevention of legionella growth. At a minimum, we recommend that your tower be cleaned and sanitized a minimum of once yearly while in operation and legionella testing be performed every 90 days. Taking these steps now will help you along the path to compliance when these regulations become law. Contact us today to set up a free quote and site inspection of your cooling tower.