An effective means of treating hard water problems in commercial buildings.
Hard water substantially increases energy consumption, necessitates equipment downtime for cleaning and results in the early renewal of capital equipment. Executives involved in running a business, local government department or institution are under increasing pressure to cut costs and become more efficient. However this must be carried out with due regard to increasing environmental legislation.
From its many years experience in treating hard water problems, Scalewatcher has refined and developed its Electronic Descaling Systems. These provide companies with a clean, effective and environmentally friendly means of removing and preventing lime scale build-up.
Advances in micro-electronics have enabled Scalewatcher to produce a system which is so compact that it can be installed in small or normally inaccessible spaces. Ideal for commercial applications such as laundries, hotels, garages, restaurants and bakeries. The Scalewatcher Commercial is available in NEMA2/IP54, though any ingress rating or configuration can be supplied.
Easily installed and requiring no plumbing, Scalewatcher benefits include :
•Increased life for capital equipment
•Lower energy bills
•Short term payback
•Reduced mechanical damage and failure
•Environmentally friendly and hazard free
The explanation of how it works is the same for domestic, commercial or Industrial applications.
How the Scalewatcher Works
The Scalewatcher system consists of the energizing unit and a coil which is wrapped around the pipe of the incoming water supply.
The Scalewatcher electronic device treats the hard water with a patented technology by inducing variable electric fields with a continuously changing frequency. This forces the dissolved minerals such as Calcium and Magnesium to crystallize and remain in suspension in the water instead of adhering to walls of piping, faucets or heating elements of water heaters. The hard minerals now in suspension flow with the water and are discharged through the drain.
This action stops any build up of hard water scale. The capability of the water to dissolve minerals is also increased and this is the reason why hard scale layers will be softened, will slowly enter into the water stream, and will disappear down the drain. This effect will clean up all your piping, water heating element, including showerheads and faucets.
The now unsaturated water will dissolve existing scale and remove it from the water system. Even deposits on the outside of the water system, such as around faucets and bathroom fixtures, will soften with regular contact with the treated water resulting in easier cleaning without the use of chemicals.
WARNING Scalewatcher™: is the only patented electronic hard water descaler of its kind. Other brands not manufactured or authorized by Scalewatcher North America Inc. are unauthorized copies and we do not recommend them. When in doubt, ask to see their patent. We have patents worldwide.
The main effect of the treatment is that crystal growth is promoted in the bulk of the water. The side effect of crystal growth out of Calcium and Bicarbonate ions is, that Carbon Dioxide bubbles are formed, being able to dissolve and soften old scale layers.
The flow rate will finish the job by sheer mechanical force. The treatment therefore needs flowing water to be effective.
Applications of this kind of water treatment where there is no flow, may need additional treatment by systems being able to remove mineral ions from the water. (Ion exchangers where Calcium ions are replaced by Sodium ions).
Examples are the dishwasher in restaurants or hospitals and humidifiers in museums or paper factories. Where water evaporates the crystals will collect on the surface as soft material which is easy to remove without the need of acid cleaning.