In many areas of the country, high levels of hardness, chlorine and other contaminants affect water quality. On the cold-water supply, scale, pinhole leaks and corrosion are commonplace. On the hot water side these problems are compounded. If you note scale build up within the system, narrowing pipes and diminishing heat transfer, these problems occur very frequently under hard water conditions.
It is not uncommon to replace untreated steam generating equipment and hot water systems when your water contains high levels of dissolved solids, calcium and magnesium salts. Because these same contaminants coat the electrical elements within your hot water tank and build-up on the inner surfaces of heat transfer equipment, the results are higher utility bills, a decrease in the performance of the equipment and various levels of fouling which require frequent servicing and/or possible replacement of the heating system itself.
When operating steam boilers, a small investment in a water softener, distributed and installed by NuChem, will improve the operating performance and assist in maintaining clean transfer surfaces. The bottom line is improved operating performance at a lower cost while protecting your capital assets.
Cooling towers, chillers and chilled water loops likewise have concerns that must be addressed. High solids levels, corrosion, microbiological growth, and temperature differentials must be addressed to maximize operating efficiencies and to control costs.