Have you ever thought about how much it costs to get your water treatment chemicals shipped to your facility? If not, then take a look at the following example.
In order to help you see how much you could save in shipping costs switching from the traditional liquid treatment product to APTech Group’s line of solid water treatment products, let’s look at the following numbers*:
1 case of solid cooling tower treatment (non-hazardous) – 47 lbs. $20.17
1 case of solid boiler water treatment (hazardous) – 51 lbs. $62.01
1 55 gallon drum liquid treatment (hazardous) – 550 lbs. $142.21
*These numbers are estimates – exact numbers could be higher or lower depending on current fuel prices and carrier.
In this scenario the single cases are shipped via UPS and the 55-gallon drum is shipped via LTL truck freight. These costs come from the product being shipped from Cincinnati, Ohio and going to a facility 300 miles away. Looking at these numbers it sure seems like an easy way to save on shipping costs, not to mention the carbon footprint you would be helping!
By Todd Lee, VP of Operations, APTech Group