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Effective Water Analysis and Treatment Improves Recirculated Water System and Scrubber Performance

Refineries and chemical processing plants often incorporate support systems using large volumes of water, specifically cooling systems and scrubbers. In many facilities, production depends on the ability to use recirculated water to reduce the volume of fresh water consumption for cost, availability, and environmental reasons.

A common characteristic of recirculated systems is the increasing volume of minerals and general contaminants which end up in the water, changing its “chemistry”. This can cause fouling, corrosion, and even breed bacterial disease within a facility, resulting in increased maintenance costs, reduced effectiveness as well as personnel or public health concerns.

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Discover how effective water analysis and treatment is critical to avoiding a range of contamination-related cooling system operational problems.

  • Avoid Unplanned Shutdowns – timely information on the chemical characteristics of the cooling water eliminates costly delays and failure
  • Improve Asset Performance and Reliability – online data from sensors and analyzers inform maintenance staff about poor water quality before problems impair performance
  • Mitigate Safety and Environmental Risks – effective water analysis enables detection and control of harmful cooling water contamination levels