Scaling Caused by Hard Water Can Be Prevented Without Using Environment Damaging Chemicals Or Water Softeners - As This Dairy Case History Shows
Released on: November 08, 2010, 3:35 am
Fluid Dynamics International
The presence of calcium carbonate in water gives rise to the
formation of a deposit of hard scale on surfaces particularly when
water is heated. In dairies this is a severe problem where it forms on
stainless steel and is required to be removed by using chemicals. These
chemicals then have to be thoroughly rinsed off before equipment is
reused to avoid contaminating the milk. Of course all the chemicals
being rinsed off go into the drains and then into streams and rivers.
But there is also another problem caused by the scale. In addition to being
difficult to remove and reducing the efficiency of the plant presence of calcium
provides a surface upon which protein matter can deposit and bacteria can then
breed. This deposition is called milk stone.
Stainless steel is used for good reason in dairies because it is not prone to
corrosion and has a very smooth surface... But Scale destroys all this and leads to
the requirement to spend hours chemical cleaning and scouring.
Lalu Farms of Sparta Tennessee found a solution to this problem, one that was
totally environment friendly and that saved hours on manpower, eliminated chemicals
and reduced the risk of bacterial contamination.
By installing a Scaletron catalytic water conditioner manufactured by Fluid Dynamics
International they were able to neutralise the calcium carbonate in the water so
that it did not form a hard scale and did not stick to the pipework or other
stainless steel surfaces. The end result as the owners of the dairy say in their
report is that they “saved huge amounts of chemicals and tons of man hours and
considerable amounts of money”. Milk stone has been totally eliminated since the
installation of the Scaletron Catalytic conditioner that treats all the water coming
from a well with 400ppm of hardness.
The Scaletron works by imparting a small electrical charge into the water and this
affects the calcium carbonate in such a way that it does not form a hard scale. The
technology developed by Fluid Dynamics is used worldwide in the food industry,
engineering, motor manufacturing and buildings. Clients range from Unilever to
Honda and from the City Mall in Jordan to the Kempinski Hotel in Dubai and include
Cambridge University in England. Simply installed in the pipework the product
requires no maintenance and has no moving parts. Over 250,000 are installed
Contact Details: Fluid Dynamics International Inc, 702 N West Street, Suite
101, Wilmington Delaware DE19801 USA Tel : 302 482 8722
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