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Jonathan Gur, ION Enterprises Inc. President and CEO: (Our Innovative Technology has Become the Choice of Major Firms and Municipalities around the World for Corrosion and Scale Removal in Pipeworks and Equipment'
'The galvanic effect of the ION Scale Buster provides a reducing effect on corrosion sites. By precipitating hardness, the treated water becomes less saturated and, therefore, is able to dissolve old deposits over a period of time.'
The formation of scale and corrosion on equipment surfaces restricts water flow, clogs equipment and reduces system efficiency. The results can be costly — increased energy consumption, greater downtime, additional maintenance, and reduced equipment life.
In light of the foregoing, we're thrilled to present ION Enterprises.
ION Enterprises manufactures a range of environmental physical water treatment devices under the trademarks of ScaleBusterE and ISBK. Over the years this technology has been installed by many well-known global companies with excellent results. ION Enterprises' products have been applied to more than 300,000 applications to date. Based on ScaleBuster, the company markets an engineering solution for cooling systems water treatment branded as EnviroTower™.
Chemical treatment (when done properly) solves up to 90% of problems while EnviroTower can solve up to 99% of same issues, minimizing the risk and end-of-season maintenance, as well as the high cost of shorter life span of the equipment (mainly, chillers). As this falls under CapEx rather than OpEx, many ignore it (which is a very costly mistake, in the long run).
As Ion's approach is to eliminate the hardness (which seems to be the most challenging aspect in water systems), they don't waste chemicals, add corrosion protection (cathodic protection, by the zinc anodes in the ScaleBuster water conditioners) and keep the cooling circuit cleaner vs. traditional treatment (i.e., less maintenance is required).
The poorer the cooling system was managed - the larger the savings (and shorter ROI) EnviroTower presents. Water savings are always by cycling up (so by going from 4 to 6 cycles saving is 20%' in water usage; from 2 to 6 the saving is 40%).
Energy wasted as to scale build up in chillers could be saved, so good managed system (with frequent cleaning or 'chiller punching') will yield a lower savings in energy, however high in life expectancy of these chillers! On the other hand, when operators allow for scale to build up and do a thorough clean up every year or two (or even 3) the savings after installing the EnviroTower will be visible fast enough (as 3mm of scale will waste some 25% extra energy!).