Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bacteria, Mold Spores and Viruses in Your Product

Waterborne Bacteria, Mold Spores and Viruses all threaten quality of your product. We are helping an increasing numbers of facilities that have recognized the inherent risk of microbiological contamination of the water used to make their product.
This occurs because water provides an effective medium for growth and transmission of bacteria, mold spores and viruses particularly where water stagnates in your plant.

Note: It’s not just pharmaceutical plants that are contacting us these days to help implement a microbiological control program!

If your facility uses water for/in blending, consumer products, personal care products, microelectronics manufacture, beverage production, packaging, etc., you should be increasing your awareness and building capability to monitor and control microbiological species of all types.
What can we do?
We can help you develop a microbiological control program that protects your plant and products! There are many methods of minimizing your risk in this area but all include a few different components:
  • Prefiltration before your DI Process tanks
  • A recirculation loop to keep the water moving and fresh
  • A UV system which has very high effectiveness in removing protozoa, bacteria and viruses, and many options to fit your needs and budget
  • A post filter to remove many of the matter left after UV destruction
  • A PM (Preventative Maintenance) protocol that includes regular monitoring of multiple forms of bacteria, molds, and water borne contaminants.
  • A PM schedule for maintenance and sanitization of your system including all piping and drop legs
For Additional Information:
Contact your regional technical support person to develop a microbiological control program
To purchase replacement parts for your water treatment system

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

RO Cross Reference with Four Clicks

If you want to change your non-Filmtec RO membranes with Dow Filmtec, you should use the Dow Water and Process Solutions RO Cross Reference Guide.  With four simple clicks you can obtain immediate and appropriate FILMTEC™ product recommendations for products not built by FilmTec.

RO Cross Reference from Dow Chemical Company
To begin select the:
  • Competitive supplier/manufacturer including GE Water, GE Osmonics, Hydranautics, Koch Fluid Systems, Nitto Denko, SaeHan, Toray and Trisep
  • Element diameter
  • Membrane type of the element
  • Product from the filtered list with links to Dow Filmtec product literature
I found this excellent tool while researching RO elements I am adding to our ecommerce site.

Additonal Information:
RO Cross Reference Guide
Res-Kem Ecommerce Site
Res-Kem Industrial/Commercial RO Systems Product Line

Monday, October 13, 2014

Repeat Customer for Industrial Water Softener in Pennsylvania

After over 15 years of operation, one of Res-Kem's customers needed to replace their water softener systems and contacted us for help.
Dual 30" diameter Skid-Mounted Water Softener

Water treatment application:
Softener for boiler feed water
Savings and/or ROI the customer wants to achieve:
Replacing old system
Operating conditions:
24/7 operation, boiler make up
System configuration:
Dual alternating
Materials of construction:
30" diamter Steel tanks, skid mounted,
Cast Iron Aquamatic valves
Schedule 40 Black Iron Interconnecting Pipe
Threaded or welded:
Type of valves and actuators:
Aquamatic V42 Series Cast Iron
Control philosophy:
Metered, Aquamatic controller

Additional Information:
Industrial Water Softener bulletin
Need system sizing help
Complete Res-Kem commercial and industrial water softener product line overview

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Industrial Water Softener Installed-Before and After Photos

A Delaware cosmetic derivatives manufacturer installed a dual tank industrial water softener to replace their 25 year old zeolite softeners. The transformation of the building and installation of our water softeners by the mechanical contractor was exceptional!
BEFORE - Existing Softeners During Tearout

AFTER - New Dual Res-Kem Softeners Installed After Building Refurbishment

Water treatment application:
Replacing 25 year old zeolite softeners
Savings and/or ROI the customer wants to achieve
Clean up the zeolite operations and the room where they reside. Automate the regeneration process and the monitoring of the water softeners
Operating conditions:
60-120 gpm boiler make-up
System configuration:
Singe or Dual Parallel operation PLC controlled
Materials of construction:
Since the source water being well water and the room ambient air temperature can be very hot > 95 F, condensation that can form on the tanks, therefore fiberglass tanks were used.
Schedule 80 CPVC was used to provide more strength to the system piping
Valves were Bray butterfly valves all stainless wetted parts
Threaded or welded:
Glued, Schedule 80 CPVC and flanged unit piping
Type of valves and actuators:
All Bray valve Lug style, 150 ANSI flanges. 
Solenoid were mounted directly on each valve to save wiring costs back to panels
Control philosophy:
The plant standardized their automation based upon Rockwell automation, so we provided the regeneration sequence and the necessary P&ID so their in-house PLC programmer.   His panel shop could outfit a local panel and Ethernet connection back to the main powerhouse control room.