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Advanced Environmental Laboratory - A Full Service Water Treatment Program

Testing & Cleaning Programs

We offer a variety of services :

  • Testing service is available without chemicals if needed.
  • Chemical cleaning of cooling towers, boiler systems, and closed loops.
  • The Cooling Tower Cleaning Service for the clean-out and sanitation of cooling towers and condenser water. This will reduce fouling and remove biological contamination, especially Legionnaires Disease.

Maximizing the Operational Life of Equipment

We have been concerned recently how often equipment is aging prematurely and loosing efficiency internally. The equipment is not the problem, but a symptom of the damage intake water can do. A need for internal chemical treatment always exists. Replacement parts and equipment is costing all of us.

How much does waterside scale add to the cost of a boiler operation?

(Published figures for average fuel costs for July, 1985 were: Fuel Oil $.80 per gallon, Natural Gas 54.24 per 1000 cu.ft. Coal @ $550 per Ton.)

   

Gas Wastage

Oil Wastage

Coal Wastage
Thickness of Scale/Inches Loss of Efficiency Cu.Ft./Hr.  Cost/100 HP/Hr Gal./Hr Cost/100 HP/Hr. Lb/Hr Cost/100 HP/Hr.
1/64 4% 168 $.71 1.2 $.96 14 $.35
1/32 7% 194 .82 2.1 1.68 24.5 .61
1/16 11% 462 1.96 3.3 2.64 38.5 .96
1/8 18% 758 3.21 5.4 4.32 63 1.58
3/16 27% 1134 4.81 8.1 6.48 94.5 2.36
1/4 28% 1176 4.99 8.4 6.72 98 2.45
3/8 48% 2016 8.55 14.4 11.52 188 4.2
1/2 60% 2520 10.68 18 14.40 210 5.25
5/8 74% 3108 13.18 22.2 17.76 259 6.48
3/4 90% 3780 16.03 27 21.60 315 7.88

  • A 100 H.P> Boiler with no scale, operating at 70% of capacity, using fuel oil costs $403* per 24 hours. Your customer’s scale is costing him an additional$72.58 or 18% more per day. For 6 months, this additional unnecessary expense amounts to $13,064.40.
  • 0.3 gallon x 100 H.P. x $.80/gallon x 70% capacity x 24 hours – $403
    This does not specify type of scale, but provided even distribution of an insulating scale, the effects could approximate those shown.
  • Monthly testing of cooling and or boiler feed water and equipment will prevend scale or corrosion from getting started. Don’t wait till its too late… the weakness in the line does not go away and treatment will always have to begin with the weakest link in the system.

Description of Services:

  • Feedwater System Testing: Hardness, pH, alkalinity, conductivity, sliica, and chlorides
  • Steam Boiler: Hardness, alkalinity, chlorides, cycles of concentration, conductivity, pH, sulfite, phosphates
  • Condensate Return Testing: pH, conductivity and hardness
  • Hot Water Closed Loop Boilers: pH, conductivity, and nitrite
  • Cooling Towers: Hardness, alkalinity, chlorides, cycles of concentration, conductivity, pH, molybdate, phosphate, bacterial testing

To take advantage of this service, CONTACT AEL or use the sample submission form to SUBMIT A SAMPLE.