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    Thanks for chiming in... a little bit of a dead...

    Thanks for chiming in... a little bit of a dead thread though.

    Anyhow, that's interesting. I have many questions though. How do you deal with Silica? Keeping hardness in solution isn't that big...
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    Hey there. Sorry I haven't responded to anyone....

    Hey there. Sorry I haven't responded to anyone. For some reason I haven't been getting any notifications of new posts from anyone?!? Sorry about that. Anyhow, what kind of test kit were you looking...
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    Glad to hear it was helpful. As far as the...

    Glad to hear it was helpful. As far as the alkalinity, most of our products can handle up to around 600 ppm of 'M' Alkalinity. Now that doesn't mean you should try and push it to 580 or something,...
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    Hey that rhymed.

    Hey that rhymed.
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    Do you mean evaporation? The only thing that...

    Do you mean evaporation?

    The only thing that will evaporate is water. If you take a cup of water and add a spoon of salt to it and pour it on the sidewalk. The water will evaporate but nothing...
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    I should probably clarify something I wrote. CO2...

    I should probably clarify something I wrote. CO2 is not considered an inert gas but it is incorrectly labeled an inert gas in reference to GTAW and GMAW welding applications because CO2 will behave...
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    That's a lot of alkalinity in your water. Your...

    That's a lot of alkalinity in your water. Your hardness is fine but that alkalinity will reach a point where it starts to push the hardness out.

    Acid is a good option WHEN IT IS USED PROPERLY......
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    Prove it... OK, ...

    Prove it... OK,

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbonic_acid

    You can also check out ASHRAE, they have a lot of info on this as it relates to steam boilers. An example of this is fairly common and...
  9. I was reading through my old post to refresh my...

    I was reading through my old post to refresh my memory. I have to correct a couple of errors I typed, I don't know why but I kept on mixing up bicarbonate and carbonate alkalinity... maybe too many...
  10. Everyone on this site knows that I do not try and...

    Everyone on this site knows that I do not try and sell anything. I don't advertise the company I work for nor do I try and steer anyone to any given technology. I do however try and steer people away...
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    Not at all. Nothing biological will get through...

    Not at all. Nothing biological will get through the membrane. Nano and Ro Membranes block all bacteria and viruses AKA germs. The concentrate though, (the high TDS water containing the rejected...
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    Use a Reverse Osmosis unit or a Nano Filtration...

    Use a Reverse Osmosis unit or a Nano Filtration unit. They remove all bacteria from the water. You could also have a small Chlorine Dioxide generator installed inline. These are moderately expensive...
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    The main problem with Trasar is it is tied ot...

    The main problem with Trasar is it is tied ot Nalco. They say it saves you chemical, but if that is really true, then tell your rep to switch your account over to a 'flat rate' and not a 'pay by the...
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    Hi- We have a branch office out in Vegas (I am a...

    Hi- We have a branch office out in Vegas (I am a water treater). It's a real competitive market. What area of water treatment are you focusing on, waste, hvac, power generation, all of the above?
    ...
  15. If you are leaking somewhere in the loop, then...

    If you are leaking somewhere in the loop, then the sediment is likely mineral deposits from the makeup along with oxidized iron from the pipe walls from the introduction of oxygen.

    If you are...
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    Jude I am in So Cal. Call me. (951) 675-2240....

    Jude

    I am in So Cal. Call me. (951) 675-2240. My name is Travis.e
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    Thank you. I am really glad I could help... or at...

    Thank you. I am really glad I could help... or at least provide the document that gave you the help!
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    Chlorine Dioxide is excellent, especially in...

    Chlorine Dioxide is excellent, especially in potable water. Another good thing is the cost, it is much cheaper in the long run that most other biocides. The only real expense is on the front end - a...
  19. Wait, not to beat a dead horse here, but are you...

    Wait, not to beat a dead horse here, but are you saying that your condenser water has 140 ppm of hardness? That's insanity! I run towers at 900 to 1200 ppm of Total Hardness without scaling. 140? Are...
  20. You are one of thousands who says it works. No...

    You are one of thousands who says it works. No sweat, we all beleived in Santa Clause at some time in our lives. What I don't understand is that you say you have one Dolphin that you have had for 10...
  21. This is my favorite question... Water...

    This is my favorite question...

    Water treatment chemicals, those nasty things that will burn your skin off and make you sterile all while causing cancer and killing fish and all that, right?
    ...
  22. Well, I'm sure you won't try this, but you...

    Well, I'm sure you won't try this, but you should. Go unplug the Dolphin and give it a few months. Your tower will still be in the same condition.

    There are so many other parameters involved...
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    Damn straight! I just wrote up a little thing on...

    Damn straight! I just wrote up a little thing on the Dolphin. It is here
  24. Putting the Dolphin to Sleep... Once and For All!

    One thing I have noticed while browsing this board is a few threads on the Dolphin Chemical Free Water Treatment System be Clearwater. There seemed to be some people advocating it, and others... well...
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    Oh Dear God, I can't beleive there are still...

    Oh Dear God, I can't beleive there are still people out there advocating the Dolphin! I am a Chemist; I do understand the technology; I understand that the technology is BS. You could pee in a tower...
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    If you are looking for something specific, I am...

    If you are looking for something specific, I am sure I can smuggle it out for you. Let me know what you are looking for!
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    First of all, 1/16" of scale is a lot. The...

    First of all, 1/16" of scale is a lot. The fouling factor for 1/16" of an inch is roughly 60%. That means your condenser's ability to transfer heat has a reduced efficiency of 60%.

    An example...
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    No, you didnt miss it. ASeReports is our web...

    No, you didnt miss it. ASeReports is our web based service report site. All of our service reports are online, as well as our customers testing logs. It's really neat, we can put together trend...
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    I will post some links to good test kits for you...

    I will post some links to good test kits for you later this evening. Beleive me, double checking is a must. My customers trust me, (I hope) but I always provide test kits for them. I figure it's in...
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    I would still use amines even if the system is...

    I would still use amines even if the system is all copper. The danger of corrosion in the steam system is from carbonic acid (H2CO3). Steam is almost pure water. The problem with pure water is it...
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    Sigma, Okay! BTW, it will block pitting but...

    Sigma,

    Okay! BTW, it will block pitting but it is not the desireable nor cost effective way to do it. Ask your water guy about using a Phosphonate, not phosphate. I would specify a single product...
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    Soonerfan- I thought of something after my...

    Soonerfan-

    I thought of something after my post last night... this may be a stupid question, but does the fan on your tower work? What is the temperature of the condenser water? I have had towers...
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    Everything you said sounds fine, except the "very...

    Everything you said sounds fine, except the "very thin coat of scale" part. No scale is what you want. I going to try and be diplomatic about this, but I have to say that if your water guy said that,...
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    Yeah I know, that's why I sent you over a friend...

    Yeah I know, that's why I sent you over a friend request. This is all in good fun.
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    Yeah, it kind of sounds like silica. Silica is...

    Yeah, it kind of sounds like silica. Silica is bad. It blocks heat transfer even moreso that calcium. The maximum amount of silica that water can hold is 150 ppm. Any higher than that will scale. The...
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    It could be silica scale that is forming....

    It could be silica scale that is forming. Especially with well water. Do you know if silica has been eliminated as a possibility? What does the stuff look like? Does it look sort of shiney? Silica...
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    Thanks. Yes it is a very useful manual. The best...

    Thanks. Yes it is a very useful manual. The best part is that it is free. You can print it, share it with as many people you want, or whatever.

    For those that have questions about chemical free...
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    Here is a couple more 137931 137921 137941

    Here is a couple more

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    Here are some fact sheets that you may find...

    Here are some fact sheets that you may find useful. They are from my company, but I am not trying to solicit business or anything. These are just a good reference.

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    Gladly. The process of reading conductivity in...

    Gladly. The process of reading conductivity in high pH waters, like boilers becomes skewed when there is OH alkalinity. OH, or hydroxyl is not a disloved solid, but it is conductive. So when you...
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    Oh yeah, I forgot. Condensate pH: Should be...

    Oh yeah, I forgot.

    Condensate pH: Should be between 8.2 and 8.8. Above 9.0 the copper tubes of the heat exchangers will begin to disslove.

    Condensate hardness: Should always be 0. Any...
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    The most important tests: Total Hardness of...

    The most important tests:

    Total Hardness of feedwater : no higher than 1 ppm (0 ppm is ideal)

    Sulfite of Boiler: 30 - 60 ppm (in most cases)

    Boiler 'M' Alkalinity

    Boiler 'P' Alkalinity
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    Beleive it or not, one of the absolute best...

    Beleive it or not, one of the absolute best references on water treatment comes from your own government. Here is the Military Handbook on Industrial Water Treatment. It not only has all of the...
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    :oops:Sorry, typo I meant NH3, not NH4. And...

    :oops:Sorry, typo I meant NH3, not NH4.

    And thanks again for the warm welcome guys!
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    Reclaimed water is an option and will work,...

    Reclaimed water is an option and will work, however whatever water treatment company you decide to use really, really needs to know what they are doing. And I can tell you most of them will tell you...
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    The Dolphin, well there is so much to say about...

    The Dolphin, well there is so much to say about it... and unfortunately nothing good. They say that the electromagetic pulse 'alters the crystalization' of the calcium molecule and makes a silt...
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    Water Treatment Questions Welcome!

    I am fairly new to the forum. I have noticed there is very little here on the water treatment side and I hope I can be of some help. I am a water treater in Southern California, which has the worst...
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    Oh, and BTW, next time read what I said a little...

    Oh, and BTW, next time read what I said a little more carefully. I said Copper in a CLOSED LOOP guy, not a COOLING TOWER! And that cooling tower needs to have a stainless steel, ceramic, or...
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    Uhhh... POS, well it usually stands for Piece of...

    Uhhh... POS, well it usually stands for Piece of Sh*t. Sorry to confuse you. Don't be so hostile. Galvanic corrosion is caused by copper, soluble or unsoluble, coming into contact with steel. Period!...
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    Copper-Silver ionization? I hope your joking. If...

    Copper-Silver ionization? I hope your joking. If you put anything with copper into a closed loop then it may kill bio, but it will also plate-out on steel. Then guess what... galvanic corrosion.
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