Common impurities in water may lead to corrosion in boilers, cooling towers and closed loop systems.
Corrosion can lead to premature failure of capital equipment and piping, loss of cooling/heating, and loss of factory production. Treating water for corrosion extracts all of the beneficial characteristics of water while neutralizing the negative effects of the corrosive impurities in the water.
Two examples of easily identifiable impurities are Oxygen and Alkalinity.
- Oxygen: Can be very corrosive when it is heated in water. This type of corrosion is evident as pits on the waterside of pipes or equipment and can lead to early pipe or equipment failure.
- Alkalinity: While some alkalinity is beneficial, some can be converted to corrosive gases. These gases can lead to pipe or equipment corrosion failures.
Benefits of making the switch to solids:
- Minimize corrosion and extend equipment life, saving operational and capital expenditures.
- Reducing General Etch corrosion from what is generally considered an excellent rate of 2 mpy (mils per year; 1 mil per year = 1/1000-inch), to less than 2-1/2 mpy will double the life of equipment.
- Reducing corroding metal will reduce deposits (deposits will increase operational costs).