Over 85 percent of U.S. water systems deliver hard water, or water that contains a high concentration of dissolved minerals, especially calcium and magnesium.
While these minerals aren’t dangerous to human health or the environment, they do cause problems for industrial equipment and heating/cooling systems. The minerals tend to precipitate out of the water and form a difficult-to-remove chalky deposit called limescale. This substance can damage components, corrode metal parts, and interfere with optimal functioning and efficiency of equipment.
Industrial Water Softening
Water softening, or water conditioning, is the process of removing excess mineral content from a water source. A commercial water softener system is an essential water pretreatment solution for industrial and commercial facilities in most areas of the country.
Most commercial water conditioners work by passing the water through a salt-based medium. When this happens, a chemical process called ion exchange takes place — where the calcium and magnesium ions in the water are replaced by sodium ions. The result is “softened” water that does not cause scale. Softened water is far less damaging to industrial equipment, and can greatly increase the efficiency of your equipment and plant.
An industrial water softener:
- Reduces or eliminates scale buildup
- Prevents corrosion
- Reduces costly maintenance
- Extends the life of boilers and other equipment
- Makes filters last longer
- Improves HVAC equipment efficiency
- Reduces costly downtime
- Improves energy efficiency
Depending on your needs, you may choose to install a commercial water conditioner for your entire water supply, or for individual areas such as boiler feed, cooling towers or process water sources.
Industrial and Commercial Water Softening Services
Earthwise Environmental is committed to providing the highest standard of water system design and services available. Our three highly trained Certified Water Technologists are dedicated to providing each customer with the appropriate technology and expertise to meet their efficiency requirements.
Industrial Water Softener System Design
Our commercial water conditioner systems are designed with a holistic approach that tailors each system to the specific end use of the water. We also design with your unique safety, environmental responsibility and efficiency goals in mind.
Commercial Water Softener System Maintenance
Just as important as system design is optimal maintenance. Earthwise Environmental provides convenient monthly, quarterly or annual maintenance plans on our commercial water softeners systems. With each visit, our technicians optimize the equipment to ensure long equipment life and maximum efficiency. This keeps water and electricity costs down and ensures the highest level of environmental integrity.
Need Commercial Water Softening Maintenance?
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