Sustainability seems to be top of mind for many. Consumers want to purchase from socially responsible companies. Employees consider culture, values, and sustainable business practices a company has in place when choosing to commit to an organization. Businesses want to be better stewards of the environment and more intentional about how they reduce usage of our natural resources; and others embrace sustainability because it has a direct impact on their company’s bottom line. Now is the time to start identifying meaningful ways your facility can save water and energy in the new year.
Watertech offers products and solutions that can have a positive impact on your facility and bottom line. Below are a few options that can help reduce water usage, improve heat transfer, offer better visibility into how your system is running, and more.
Here are a few sustainable solutions you may want to consider:
Aquafilm is an innovative steam boiler treatment product that replaces up to three traditional chemistries with an all-in-one organic formula. Aquafilm is a revolutionary film forming agent that works by treating the surface of a system rather than treating the water. Aquafilm forms an ultra-thin protective surface barrier on all metal surfaces to prevent corrosion and scaling. It gradually loosens and lifts existing scale and prevents new deposits from forming, improving heat transfer and lowering energy costs. It also improves condensate quality, lowering blowdown frequency.
EndoTherm is an additive that saves up to 15% of your energy costs on recirculating closed loops – both hot and chilled. Endotherm changes the surface tension of fluid to allow for maximum heat transfer. It actually makes water “wetter” which allows it to penetrate all the small imperfections of a system. It is quick and easy to install, requiring no configuration and offering a fast return on investment.
EVAPCO WATER SAVER
Water Saver is a pre-treatment system that utilizes capacitive deionization technology to reduce dissolved ion concentration; lowering the makeup water conductivity prior to use in an evaporative cooling system. It improves efficiency for evaporative cooling equipment by increasing cycles of concentration and reducing blowdown. EVAPCO Water Saver requires low cost of ownership and Watertech’s Pretreatment Program provides routine monitoring of equipment to help ensure maximum efficiency.
Watertech can provide the ability to monitor a system remotely to help ensure the highest level of efficiency. You might feel that leveraging automation might be costly, but quite honestly there are many solutions and they often can pay for themselves by improved efficiency. Here are some tools to help save time, energy and water by improving visibility and response time:
- Ultrasonic Flow Meters – Flow measurement technology to measure and control water usage.
- WT-Link Cellular Modems – Provides secure 24/7 remote access to water treatment controllers for complete system visibility.
- Walchem Controllers – Offer the most advanced cooling and boiler water control methods on the market. Connected to the internet, these controllers send status updates, data log reports, and send alarms via email or text message.
- WTeService – Watertech’s 24/7 online service for recording, tracking, trending, and reporting all automated data from our smart water treatment systems (manually collected data is also included). It monitors all of the crucial real-time conditions of a water treatment system and is checked regularly by a water treatment specialist. Alerts are received instantly for conditions that may require immediate attention and a corrective action. If something does go wrong, a Watertech specialist is ready to support the facility operator and resolve the issue. Having this kind of visibility can be invaluable when it comes to resolving issues quickly to reduce usage.
ALLIANCE FOR WATER STEWARDSHIP
Membership in The Water Council’s Alliance for Water Stewardship organization can be a great way to learn from others who are addressing similar challenges. They also offer AWS Standard which provides the framework to develop a water stewardship plan. Learn more at a4ws.org
LINKS FOR SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS
Many resources are available to help with your sustainability goals. Below are a few to bookmark and assist with your journey:
Setting sustainability goals does not need to feel like an overwhelming process. When it comes to the impact of water on your facility you have options. If you are uncertain where to start or which strategy might yield the best results, reach out to Watertech at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 414.425-3339 and one of our Technical Engineers can help assess your system and review your goals.