American Water Systems has the experience, the technology and the infrastructure to be your water purification partner.
It is not uncommon for municipal water to have high concentrations of suspended solids and minerals, such as iron, calcium, magnesium and manganese. High concentrations can result in costly repairs or replacement of the facility's mechanicals.
High quality water results in more reliable operation of pumps, boilers, cooling towers, storage tanks, kitchen equipment, valves and nozzles. Many processes such as mixing paints, cleaning printing presses and instruments and washing fabrics are also run more efficiently and effectively with high quality water.
Cool, clear water is the life force in manufacturing operations. It cools, cleans and can be counted on to run pure and steady - unless it becomes contaminated with dirt and other pollutants, in which case it can gum up a system, causing erosion, corrosion and wasted energy. This increases the demand for a higher flow rate to offset the lost capacity due to scaling, impedes operations and lowers the thermal efficiency of the system.
Water filtration is one of the most effective and least expensive ways to solve equipment fouling and scaling problems caused by dirty water.
Heat exchangers, molds, pipes, tubing, sensors, monitors and other parts become fouled when dirt particles in the water settle out on warm surfaces. Calcium and magnesium are the bonding elements that cement the dirt onto the equipment. Chemical analysis shows that the calcium and magnesium are less than 2%, while the rest is made up of airborne particles, rust, sand, biological organisms, and other contaminants. Scale formation reduces the heat transfer rate and increases the water pressure drop throughout the heat exchanger pipes. In fact, one study has typically shown that .002" fouling will increase pumping needs by 20%.