A specialty aluminum molding plant had to shut down its process every six months to remove scale from a plate and frame heat exchanger. An estimated $100,000 was lost for every 16 hours of downtime.
A college operates four chillers with a cooling capacity of 1,600 tons. The cooling water system includes four individual cooling towers with a total water volume of 14,000 gallons. Scale and deposits became a serious issue under chemical treatment, and local effluent discharge regulations were requiring the water treatment system to be environmentally friendly.
An beverage processor constructed a new “State of the Art” refrigerated warehouse (15,000 tons of refrigeration) and wanted to reduce water usage, lessen environmental impact, improve worker safety, and also wanted low overall operating cost.