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Water and energy are very much interrelated and dependent upon one another, this co-dependency is called the Water-Energy Nexus. 
Are you considering a chemical-free, cooling water treatment solution? It is important to fully understand your system design and the unique characteristics of your application when making a decision. 
Being proactive and thorough in your approach to maintenance saves time and money in the long run.  
Canned Water for Kids (cW4K) is a great local charity that is making a global impact to help ensure all children have access to clean, safe drinking water. 
Ordering and receiving a glycol delivery should be a fairly straightforward and easy process; however, it takes some insight and planning to avoid complications.  
Making changes in how you use salt in your facility can help protect our fresh water resources, and potentially reduce your operating costs.  
Softeners are a critical component to the water treatment system. They help remove minerals to reduce scale and build-up in piping and heat transfer equipment. 
Sloppy sludge is a challenge in wastewater treatment. It pays to be informed on treatment equipment and how chemicals can impact this process. 
Having a team that has been trained in proper safety procedures and practices ensures not only their own safety, but also the safety of customers. 
The water characteristics of Waukesha’s existing water supply and Lake Michigan water are quite different and will require users to consider how they manage their boiler and cooling water water treatment.. 
Learning how to properly install and maintain your boiler conductivity electrode will help improve the performance of your boiler. 
A holiday blog highlighting 12 days of service in the water industry. Happy 2017. Thank you for your partnership. 
Have You Hugged Your Boiler Today?
How you maintain and operate your steam boiler has a direct effect on the amount of energy, water and chemicals it uses. 
Now is the time to ensure your system's HVAC coils are freeze protected and working properly. A frozen coil not only causes water damage, there is also the replacement cost and downtime for repairs when it is least convenient. 
This article outlines a few common problems that can damage or destroy a boiler. Providing proper water treatment and regular maintenance can help prolong equipment life.  
Industrial facilities use large amounts of fresh water. By reducing water usage, facilities also achieve reduced energy cost, chemical cost savings, and other benefits. 
While it is important to be compliant with the latest laws and regulations, the focal point of any effective Water Management Plan should put patient safety first.  
Sanitizers are required in food and beverage facilities. Choosing the right sanitizer can impact wastewater treatment.  
When a vendor relationship is built on trust, good communication, and a sincere investment in your business, it will drive meaningful value and a sustained competitive advantage. 
Choosing the right biocide saves money, by reducing downtime and maintenance costs, and increasing production efficiency.  
The time invested in preparation for cooling system start-up can pay big dividends later in the season. 
Proper preparation in the preseason is critical to ensure system efficiency, sustainability, and dependability. 
An effective employee training strategy can help employees be more productive, confident and boost moral. 
Bioaugmentation can be a game-changer for wastewater management, breaking down organic matter and cleaning up waste streams.  
A comparison of feedwater tanks and deaerators for storing and treating boiler feedwater. 
Waste-to-energy initiatives can greatly benefit communities by mitigating various environmental concerns like pathogen control, odor control, and groundwater contamination.  
A site audit can identify ways to reduce water, chemical, and energy usage.  
Watertech an Exhibitor at the 2016 WHEA Technical Exhibition
Watertech is an exhibitor at the 2016 WHEA Technical Exhibit in Green Bay 
Automation allows facility managers and water system operators to be more efficient.  
Driving down the cost of water through initiatives that reduce and recycle water is good for business and good for the environment.  
Lombardi Walk/Run To Tackle Cancer
Vince Lombardi Walk/Run to Tackle Cancer - Milwaukee 
Between the price volatility of water, a growing concern for freshwater supply, and the necessity of water use in production processes, maintenance, and human consumption, it can be difficult for business owners and facility managers to manage water use in a way that is both good for business and good for the environment.  
Are you showing your cooling tower the TLC it needs to be running at its peak performance efficiently? 
If proper care is not taken during the shutdown stage, these solids can settle out in drums and tubes and dry to a hard, tightly held deposit that could require chemical or severe mechanical cleaning. 
The CDP or Continuous Blowdown method of boiler layup consists of piping continuous surface blowdown from the operating boiler to the bottom of the stand-by boiler.  
Your water treatment specialist can help you determine what the maximum number of cycles is for your system. 
Your water treatment company can help you set surface blowdown conductivity control limits that maintain the dissolved solids in a safe, economical range. 
Take a look at how a typical surface blowdown system works. 
June 28th Symposium and Open House
On June 28th Watertech of America celebrated our first annual Symposium and Open House! 
Don’t be dissuaded by new regulations designed to reduce phosphorus in the Great Lakes Region watershed. Take a holistic wastewater management approach to meet discharge limits and keep you in regulatory compliance. 
Preferred method of performing the bottom blowdown. 
Why blow down your boiler? What happens if solids build up in the boiler? 
Today's blog will get into the actual process of boiler blowdowns  
Did you know that there are different kinds of boiler blowdown? 
Increasing your feedwater temperature to above 180 degrees F will help reduce your chemical usage of oxygen scavenger, increase your efficiency and reduce thermal stress.  
Water treatment programs should maximize the frequency at which its water is cycled to prevent scaling.  
Surface blowdown and removal of dissolved solids 
Hopefully you have been busy getting your cooling water systems ready for the demand of the coming months 
Bottom Blowdown is used to remove suspended solids that build up in the boiler water 
As the water evaporates in a cooling tower system, it leaves behind all of the dissolved solids that were present in the fresh makeup water used to replenish system losses 
What is a target temperature for your feedwater? 
It is well known that one of the greatest threats to the integrity of a steam system is corrosion due to the effects of dissolved oxygen. 
OSHA aligning their Hazard Communication System (HCS) with the UN's Globally Harmonized System (GHS) 
There are many people in the community that spend good parts of their day managing water. 
Before you fire up your boiler, there are some steps one should take to insure the boiler is functioning properly and efficiently. 
Shedding some light on the causes behind cooling water contamination 
Plant operators focus their attention on controlling scale and corrosion, but often neglect monitoring for microorganism growth and the accumulation of silt and other foulants.  
This blog, we will go deeper into discussion about each type of flocculants. 
Polymer flocculants, what are they? and what are they used for? 
July 23, 2013: Our community is currently experiencing a larger than normal rate of legionella infections, including 29 suspect and confirmed cases in Milwaukee County, 19 of which are in the city of Milwaukee. 
Running these membrane filter tests can keep your system running more efficiently 
Boiler plant operators are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of their steam condensate systems. 
Sampling for iron in condensate systems using the membrane filter procedure  
The damage caused by oxygen can be extensive and quite costly 
Mechanical deaeration and chemical deaeration are the methods for controlling this corrosion 
If you find you are using an excessive amount of oxygen-scavenging chemicals, you may want to investigate the performance of your deaerater (DA) or feedwater heater 
A properly operating deaerator is one of the most important pieces of equipment in a boiler room 
Deaerators play a vital role in the efficient production of steam, but you may find as time goes on their performance begins to decline. Here is a troubleshooting list that may be used to help identify the source of the decreased performance 
Accurate and easy monitoring of steam purity can help minimize the occurrence and degree of carryover and thus guarantee a trouble free operation. 
Contaminants can cause post-boiler problems by leaving deposits or causing corrosion in critical areas of the steam system. 
An important factor in the efficient operation of a modern boiler system is the ability to accurately measure the level of carryover or steam purity. 
Use resins that will allow the system to operate at peak efficiency and maximum cost effectiveness 
A month without food, but only a week without water. 
We have recently come across a couple of articles that deal with winter operation 
Almost 25% of customers who took the survey didn’t know the total annual water usage. 
The first in a series intended to help you think of ways to make water and water management part of your plans. 
While dry storage methods are most recommended, wet storage is an acceptable option in the event of a more temporary standby. 
Waterside surfaces of boilers that are out of service are particularly susceptible to corrosion.  
Our blueVUE technology puts its emphasis on spurring business growth while simultaneously preserving the world’s most precious resource. 
Risk Management for Building Water Systems, aims to identify risk factors for growth and exposure of Legionella in industrial water systems. 
Proper preparation will save time and insure the smooth running of the system through peak demand periods. 
The FDA's two new rules for "Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls" for human and animal consumption under FSMA. 
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a set of rules proposed by the FDA intended to prevent food-borne illness in the US food source. 
Using microbicides to effectively manage denitrification.  
Environmental conditions that foster certain microorganisms responsible for denitrification.  
Controlling corrosion with non-chromate inhibitors and how fluctuations in nitrite levels can challenge their effectiveness.  
Cutting costs can be as simple as keeping your boilers and cooling towers well maintained, and free of scale and microbe build-up. 
Cutting back on labor hours leads to greater costs in the long-run as improperly maintained systems become less efficient. Automated systems can provide industrial and commercial facilities with a reliable substitute. 
Find inefficiencies in your water usage with Blue Vue technology!  
Legionnaires' disease, how it's contracted, where it's found, how it's treated, prevention methods, and business testing. 
As a facility manager, you will be working alongside your water treatment specialist as they offer guidance and support. But, in order for your boiler and cooling systems to run at maximum efficiency long-term, it will be crucial for operators to know how to perform water tests and how to take corrective action if the results are out of range.  
To control the cost of industrial water use, system operators should be aware of three fundamental principles: mechanical system operation, water quality testing and interpretation, and chemical use and dosage.  
Watertech of America Welcomes Chris Fox
Watertech welcomes Chris Fox to our team of water treatment professionals 
Guidelines for selecting the best industrial water treatment supplier. 
Introducing Watertech U
Watertech of America's state-of-the-art facility for training operators and managers of industrial water systems. 
Badger Meter and Watertech Press Release
Badger Meter and Watertech of America announce channel partner agreement. 
4 Common Traits of a Superstar Facility
Four common traits that allow for a fully optimized, reliable, and cost-efficient industrial water management system. 
The reduction in labor force, retirees, and increased efficiency expectations have paved the way for technological advancements in water management.  
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