HydroBlend is extremely effective in preventing and eliminating scale build up in commercial water fed equipment.
Boilers and Water Heaters
Prevention of scale build-up on heating elements, walls, and bottoms of water heaters is a must. According to the U.S. Bureau of Standards, 1/4″ of scale build-up on heating elements requires 55% more energy to attain the same temperature. This translates into real dollars wasted with an inefficient water heater, not to mention the added expense of repairing and replacing overworked water heaters due to scale build-up. HydroBlend will not only prevent scale build-up but also remove existing scale.
In most commercial applications, periodic de-scaling of boilers and hot water heaters is required. This requires down-time, labor, and the storage and use of aggressive acid-based cleaning agents. In commercial applications, water softening is often not a viable water treatment choice since the initial equipment cost and space requirements are high. Furthermore, salt costs and storage space for large commercial applications are high. The addition of sodium in hot water applications can also increase the possibility of corrosion in boilers and hot water heaters.
The following pictures show HydroBlend units installed on boiler/water heater systems. These pictures illustrate multiple unit configuration on manifolds for high low rate applications.
This equipment is notorious for having scale problems. HydroBlend will effectively prevent scaling problems on towers and clean the scale that has been allowed to build up thereby increasing the life and effeciancy of the cooling tower.
HydroBlend offers scale prevention & elimination, plus corrosion control for significantly less cost than water softening. Since the hardness of the water does not affect the rate of product usage, HydroBlend replacement cartridges often cost less than salt usage in water softening. The maintenance required in using HydroBlend is periodically glancing at the translucent product sump to check product level, and if needed occasionally cleaning the feed holes in the delivery head (2 minutes).
Misting systems used in either supermarket, agricultural, or temperature control applications are susceptible to scale build-up and clogging of the fine misting heads. This also applies to foggers and drip irrigation. HydroBlend effectively prevents the scaling and eventual clogging of these systems. If a high pressure misting system is used, the ScaleStick is the correct HydroBlend model.
Sizing and Application
HydroBlend systems utilized in commercial applications can range from the 5,000 gallon ScaleStick to multiple 500,000 gallon SC-1.5 units. This depends on a variety of factors which are covered in Sizing & Application.