What Is Hard Water?
Hard Water is water that has a high mineral content.
Hard water forms when water flows over or permeates through soil and rocks. The water absorbs dissolved minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron holding them in solution. The degree of water hardness is determined by the concentration of these dissolved minerals. The higher the mineral concentration the harder the water and the greater the problem.
Hard water doesn’t discriminate. No matter the industry, if you’re using hard water and you don’t do something about it, your investment in infrastructure and capital equipment will fail prematurely costing you loss of production, downtime, parts, and labour.
Typical hard water problems include but are not limited to;
Softerwater Conditioners Solution
Australian made, Softerwater Conditioners are a catalytic water conditioner comprising an alloy blended from a number of metals scientifically selected from the galvanic scale. Blended in a specialised foundry process, a variety of alloy cores designed with a number of fences and gates are produced for a range of flow rates. Each alloy core is housed in a 316SS housing with either a BSPT header or Table “E” flange configuration. PVC housing options are also available.
On contact with water, a mineral attracting electrochemical reaction occurs and in combination with turbulence created between fences, the electrical charge of the minerals is reduced. This allows the minerals to come together forming nano-sized colloids. Rather than precipitate on pipes and associated equipment, these colloids remain in suspension and flow through the system. They may also settle at the bottom of a vessel to be flushed out, helping to mitigate hard water problems.
Our stock range of water conditioner comprises a variety of models to suit any flow range between 0.06 m3/hr (1 l/min) to 540 m3/hr (9000 l/min). We can custom manufacture a conditioner to suit any larger flow rate.
Applications for Softerwater Conditioners