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Scale Control

The De-Scaling Leader in all Evaporative Heat Exchange Equipment Without Using Acid

In its simplest terms, the Scale Free System neutralizes the pipes and equipment to the same polarity that precipitated scale will not bond to. The Scale Free System provides an engineered application to monitor the potential electrical energy in the water through a control panel that creates an electrical circuit neutralizing the equipment and releasing the dynamic energy out through an independent grounding system.

Control Scale in chillers            

Without the attraction to move and plate to the surfaces of the pipes and equipment, the dissolved mineral molecules remain in a physical state of suspension which then will flow through a plumbing system or drop to a low area within the equipment. With regular conductivity control, the suspended minerals will be disposed of through automatic blow down.  A filtration system is also recommended to be installed as part of a complete water treatment program.  Since chemicals are unnecessary in this type of treatment, the purity of the water is not affected in any way, and can be safely and legally discharged to a sanitary sewer, used as irrigation on a campus or released downstream to the environment, where allowed.

How much can scale really affect your operation?

Scale Control in Chillers and BoilersThe Science Behind The Scale Free System

When water is subjected to temperature change (delta T), pressure change (delta P), friction and turbulence, dissolved minerals, primarily calcium carbonate (CaCO3) and magnesium carbonate (MgCO3), will precipitate out of solution and deposit on heat transfer surfaces of plumbing systems and equipment in the form of a rock-like buildup, commonly called lime/scale.

Because the Calcium Bi-Carbonate (Ca(HCO3)2) is a weak chemical compound, increases in temperature or pressure will cause the compound to breakdown, causing parts of the Calcium (Ca2), Magnesium (Mg2) and Bicarbonate (HCO3) to attach to the surfaces of the heat exchange equipment and piping.

These minerals deposits act as a great insulator and require more energy to produce the heat exchange processes required from the equipment.

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"The system works great.  The downtime we used to have has gone away!"
Dave Sweetman
The Alton Telegrapher

Scale Free Systems, Inc. | 405 Biltmore Dr., Fenton, MO 63026 | 636-349-4990