All types of boilers may be equipped with a MagSOFT Water Conditioner system for successful elimination of scale formation and corrosion, without the use of other chemicals for treatment. After MagSOFT Water Conditioner treatment, boiler matter does not (when heated) produce a hard scale on the walls of boiler or in heating pipes, but rather a loose sludge which settles to the bottom and can easily be removed, or flushed by a simple blow-down without acid treatment. Even extremely impure grades of water can be used, as there is no tendency towards scaling after the water has passed through the MagSOFT Water Conditioner system. MagSOFT Water Conditioner treatment is already widely used in boilers for all purposes. The advantages over conventional treatment are that no analysis of the water is required. The labor requirement is severely reduced as compared with the constant attention required by conventional dosing and ion-exchange plants. The cost-savings advantages of these benefits are probably obvious to anyone familiar with boiler maintenance and should not require detailed delineation here. Different types of boilers and installations will benefit in different areas and to different degrees depending upon their particular circumstance and functions.
A cooling tower looses water through evaporation (to achieve cooling) and through drift (water droplets carried away by wind and fan). Thus, water has to be added to compensate for the loss. Since all cooling water contain dissolved solids, unless previously removed, the evaporation will concentrate these dissolved solids in the cooling systems. High concentrations will result in scale formation in the heat exchanger and in the tower.
A heat exchanger is a device that transfers heat between two media, while keeping them physically separated. In a refrigeration system it removes from the compressed refrigerant gas, the heat of compression and the heat absorbed by the refrigerant is hereby converted back into the liquid phase so the heat exchanger is properly called a condenser. Deposits on tubes in a condenser cause tremendous loss of heat transfer efficiency resulting in inefficient cooling of the refrigerant which in turn causes higher compressor head pressure. Higher head pressure will create a large increase in power consumption.