|Royal Military College Laboratory still limescale free - no acid attack!|
of distilled water are a regular requirement in chemistry laboratories.
Many produce it using domestic water straight from the tap.
|Solar Panels Ringwood, Cornwall|
In the UK, many argue that the payback figures for solar thermal do not stack up, Eric Hawkins of Jayhawk International, specialists in renewable energy technologies comments, “Many people assume incorrectly that because we have so many overcast days that there will not be enough sunlight. And although ongoing running costs are exceptionally low, it’s still important for people in a hard water area to remember that whenever water is heated, there is a risk of limescale build up.
So just as British Gas recommend the installation of Hydroflow units on gas heaters, we strongly recommend the same water conditioner for our solar thermal installations.”‘The Candlesticks’ in Ringwood, Cornwall, is a 15th century thatched cottage restaurant that also comprises an 8 bedroom ensuite cottage style lodge to the rear. Energy bills were continually high, as gas was used for both heating the property and to supply hot water in the guest house and the restaurant kitchen. As a result, owner Roy Conway, contacted JayHawk International, about a solar thermal system to generate hot water.
The installation was particularly suited to solar thermal because of the hot water demands during the day are light.Following an inspection of the existing heating systems at the property, JayHawk concluded that the customer would benefit from solar thermal, and recommended that the current copper cylinders be replaced by two sets of Suntech 18 Super Heat Pipe Evacuated Tube Collectors. The specified 210 litre cylinders would provide maximum solar heat gain and are service free as they do not require a glycol/water mix to prevent the collectors from freezing in winter months.
The new system which is capable of delivering over 300 litres of water at 48ºC using thermostatic mixer valves took 5 days to install and has been supplying hot water ever since. The owner reports that even on overcast and rainy days, the gas boiler has not needed to be used outside of its two brief periods: Between 5 and 6am for early risers and between 6pm and 7pm when demand is at its peak. Early indications are that savings of 95% will be made in summer and 23% over winter – equating to 65% over the year.
|Mashhad Packaging Industries Company|
|Mashhad Packaging Industries Company is the first and greatest producer of metal cans of conserve, tomato paste, compote etc in Iran.|
These metal cans are produced in a broad variety of shape and sizes, in complete hygienic condition. They are made according to the orders of various industries and are transferred to food factories all over Iran. They are used for every imaginable kind of food and beverage.
|Results In September 2008 two Hydroflow
HS44 units were installed on the pump's high pressure outlet hoses. The
units’ function was impressive.
The introduction of HydroPath technology led to some results which were observable within two weeks after installation.
The following results have been observed so far:
• No scaling on water pressure control turbines.
• No scaling on hoses and water transferring pipes
• Removing the scale existing in tubes and turbines
• Avoiding changing the turbines and tubes
• Non-stop production till now
By March, 2009 the system has never been stopped. No maintenance has been necessary and the maintaining team has been really pleased with the function of the unit.
The quality of the welding is guaranteed
by the high susceptibility and punctual and precise function of the
solenoid control valves.
As a result, welding is done in less or more than the desired time. In the former case, i.e. when welding is done in less than the required time, two pieces won't be jointed to each other mechanically. In the latter case welding will lead to burning and destruction of the metal body or bottom.
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|M.W. Combi-Boiler after 12 years - click photo for larger image.||Excerpts from a letter to Maimtec, Vriezenveen, Holland|
I would like to share my experiences
with the Hydroflow HS Anti Scale units
However in the beginning of 2004 I
decided to buy a new Combi-boiler and to place it on the living floor
in place of the second floor.
an ongoing problem with lime build up in pipes causing pipes to block,
ugly lime stains on wet area surfaces and I was using far too much
washing powder than necessary to get clothes clean not to mention
the copious amounts of dish wash detergent needed to get any soap
bubbles at all.
I happened to mention this to Joe Somers from Hydropath NZ and he put me on to a Hydropath unit. I was unsure I would be able to install it my self but it was a breeze to install.
It was not long before I noticed the lime stains diminishing and later in the course of having some work my hot water cylinder needed to be emptied and when I saw the amount of lime that had literarily fallen off the element I was amazed and now the hot water heats up more quickly.
I can recommend the Hydropath unit it makes life that much easier and the best thing is no additives in the water.
Hastings - New Zealand
J Shaw JP
Dear Peter (Limescale
After using the Hydroflow HS for 12 months, I am totally convinced that it works to perfection. I have tested it in every possible way, by leaving water residue lying in the sink, laundry tub and leaving a dripping tap to continue onto a brick floor for 3 weeks while I was away from home. The only thing remaining in the sink and tub was a thin smear which promptly wiped off with a dry cloth and left no mineral residue whatsoever. The rose in my shower, which I scoured and took off all but a small piece of the existing scale, is still spotless except for the small piece which has not increased at all. This tells me that the Hydroflow HS is really doing its job.
The dripping tap was
always a talking point as it developed a stalagmite on the brick.
As we know these are caused by mineralisation in the water. No longer
do I have a talking point (No stalagmite) so I have put a new washer
in the tap. The best thing though is the fibre batts
in my evaporative air conditioner. Prior to last summer I had a look
at the batts and they had a considerable amount of scale in them.(I
had put them in new for the previous summer.) Checking them before
1st use this season I find
them to be completely free of any scale. This indicates that the Hydroflow
HS is a winner in my eyes. To save over $100 each summer soon pays
for the device.
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The Hydroflow HS44 is
the most well known and established of Hydropaths product range.
The HS44 is the domestic model designed for the average sized house of up to three/four bathrooms.
The HS44 is also used for the small installation like the catering tea urn, or laboratory stills, which are localised areas that particularly suffer from limescale.
The HS44 fits pipe work of up to 38mm outside diameter, is fitted to the cold feed of the heating source, and like all our product range, the red light shows that the unit is working 24 hours a day.
The HS44 is fitted as an OEM for boiler manufacturers and companies throughout the world.
How limescale builds up
Limescale builds up where there is a temperature change, a pressure change, and where there is water turbulence
Some places we find limescale at home
• Washing machines
• Gas water heaters
• Electric water heaters
• Solar panels
• Pipes, all kinds of pipe material (especially metal)
What does it do?
Protects the water system from energy sapping limescale even when there’s no water flow.
How does it work? Randomly varying electric fields are induced into the water. These fields propagate through the water in the entire plumbing system. The result is the production of nuclei everywhere in the water system.
When the water is heated the resulting precipitate that usually deposits on hot surfaces, grows in suspension and develops as a crystal on the nuclei and is then washed away in the flow.
The fields treat the water both up and down stream and will be transmitted into the central heating system to treat the primary water. The treated water is normally able to dissolve existing scale in just a few months.
What are the benefits?
With the rise of household energy prices, installing the Hydroflow is not only a ecological decision but an economic one too. Approximately 1mm of limescale can decrease the efficiency of your boiler by 10%. Limescale causes wasted electricity and gas as heating elements
become increasingly ineffective. Installing Hydroflow protects valuable
household equipment and appliances, and increases longevity of life.
Hydroflow soon pays for itself in the energy savings, and costs very
little a year to run.
Does it need any plumbing?
No - it simply clips to existing pipework, without any dismantling
whatsoever. The HS44 fits pipe work of up to 38mm outside diameter.
Where does it go?
Preferably installed on the cold feed to the domestic hot water cylinder
in a traditional system (usually in the airing cupboard).
See a diagram of where it goes - click your system type below:
Hydropath had specifically designed a transformer power supply for the HS44 and adapted to your national electrical system. Please seek advice for the correct power supply option for you.
Clip on - switch on -
say goodbye to limescale!
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