Water Treatment Shouldn’t Be A Black Box
At Klenzoid, we believe that Water Treatment shouldn’t be a black box.
Therefore, we’ve asked our knowledgeable and passionate engineers to initiate discussions about water related topics on a monthly basis.
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In honour of World Water Day 2019, we are celebrating the following clients for their continued partnership in pursuing the least cost operating solution for their water systems. Together we are generating water & energy savings for our planet.
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A crucial step in preparing the feedwater for the boiler is preheating and deaerating the water in a separate vessel directly upstream of the boiler. Continue reading to avoid the 4 most common issues in feedwater tank design and operation to protect your boiler.
Our 2019 Sustainability Leadership Award will recognize a customer that has shown initiative to implement continuous improvement opportunities within their facility. Submit your application to showcase a project you implemented that generated savings for your operations.
On January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Act and Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SRCA and SFCR), will come into effect. This blog contains specific information regarding amine-based boiler water treatment programs per The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Preventative Control Plan (PCP) guidelines for culinary steam.
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.
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.
Klenzoid 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).
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.
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.
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.
In many process and cooling systems, microbiological fouling can present itself as an issue. Microbiological fouling, or “biofouling” is almost always due to the presence of biofilm in the system. In this blog, we will discuss 4 Things to Know about Biofilms in Industrial Cooling Systems.
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. To formulate a proper pre-treatment solution for your system, a thorough understanding of incoming water quality is the first step.
The chemistry of the water in your system can have unexpected consequences for your operation. In fact, you may not realize the full impact that water treatment has on achieving your goals.
When an un-passivated galvanized surface is exposed to cycled cooling water, which will typically be oxygen-rich and have an elevated pH, white rust will begin to form. Therefore, a passivation program must be implemented as soon as possible after installation before the system sees cycled tower water under load.
Understanding building risk factors is an important part of preventing Legionnaires’ disease. Every facility is different in terms of water systems present, water temperature and quality, and ways occupants can be exposed to the bacteria. Therefore, risk characterization is the first step towards developing a proactive approach to water safety.
First observed in 1993, World Water Day was created to help an increasingly global population become more protective of our global water supply by upholding the United Nation’s philosophy on water source protection. The 3 pillars of the UN’s philosophy are conservation, protection and awareness.
Water Treatment can be a tricky category to purchase. There are many different offerings in the marketplace, and on the surface, the costs can appear to span a very large range. The following 4 Key Facts About Water Treatment that will hopefully assist you in purchasing it more effectively for your organization.
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 and deeper into the details of the steam that we inject into our air.
Point-of-Use Filters for Control of Microorganisms in Building Water Systems: 5 Things You Should Know
Building water systems can be the source of illnesses such as Legionnaires’ disease and others caused by waterborne pathogens. Point-of-Use (POU) filters can play an important role in managing this risk, and may be a valuable part of a comprehensive water management program.
Visual inspections provide an indication of the overall health of your system and validate the results of your water treatment program. It is crucial to catalogue inspection reports to allow you to determine if the current condition indicates equipment status is unchanged, improving or degrading.
While control of water chemistry is vital to minimizing HVAC system corrosion and preventing deposit formation during the cooling season, additional factors begin to play a critical role during the shoulder season and winter months.
The demand for water grows in parallel to the competition for access to clean potable water. Meanwhile, failing infrastructures, combined with a continuous increase in our global population and decreasing supply of groundwater, are driving up the costs of water.
Physical water treatment devices, often referred to as non-chemical devices or NCDs may target all or some of the same requirements as a traditional chemical water treatment program.
Water softeners are a critical piece of equipment in many industries where failures can quickly lead to costly breakdowns. Considering resin to be a maintenance item rather than the commonly forgotten about “beads inside that tank” is a great start to improved management of your water system.
A crucial part of increasing efficiency, and thus lowering cost, is effective data management. In order to identify opportunities for improvement, data must be accessible, usable, and reliable.
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 system for cooling operation, some basic steps should be completed.
A deaerator is a specifically designed piece of equipment to condition make-up water before it can be used as boiler feedwater. The resulting high quality feedwater has far lower concentrations of dissolved oxygen and non-condensable gases leading to minimized operating costs and improved steam quality.
Six Steps To Develop A Water Safety Plan And Comply With ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 – Legionella – A Canadian Perspective
This comprehensive best practice document has also become the legal benchmark. Canada is not immune to this moral and legal due diligence. Complying to this standard does not need to be complicated.