Central Kentucky Industrial Water Treatment Services

Central Kentucky Industrial Water Treatment Services

Industrial water treatment services treat water to remove contaminants, filter particles and prevent equipment damage. Cooling towers, HVAC systems and boilers require effective chemical treatment and filtration to minimize the risk of microbiological growth, scale buildup and corrosion. Innovative technological devices simplify the water treatment process to clean water effectively and efficiently.

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Cooling Tower Water Treatment

Cooling towers remove heat from equipment and processes and operate using a water source. Without treatment, the water source can deposit minerals and microbes into the water tower, damaging its components. Cooling tower water treatment consists of chemical treatment, filtration, side-stream filtration and makeup water treatment.

Water treatment is crucial because it can achieve the following results:

  • Reduced scaling
  • Decreased corrosion
  • Minimized risk of microbiological buildup
  • Increased plant productivity
  • Minimized equipment downtime
  • Damage prevention resulting in fewer repairs
  • Increased cooling efficiency
  • Cost reductions

Calibrated treatment systems with high-quality equipment can prolong cooling tower life spans by facilitating the following treatments and equipment:

1. Cooling Tower Filtration

A filtration system removes various types of organic matter and suspended particles from the water as it flows from a water source to a cooling tower. Filtration is the first step of treating cooling tower water because it removes particles before they reach membranes and ion exchange resins, protecting them from fouling.

Side-stream filtration is important if a cooling tower recirculates water throughout a system. Side-stream filtration reduces the risk of biological growth and fouling by removing pollutants that enter the cooling tower through process water leaks or drift contamination. This type of filtration continuously removes deposits and particles in small amounts.


    2. Cooling Tower Makeup Water Treatment

    As water evaporates or leaks from a cooling tower, the tower replaces it with makeup water. It's important to treat makeup water before it enters the cooling tower because treatment adjusts the water's pH levels before it replaces lost water.

    To treat makeup water, a water treatment professional utilizes water softeners and automated pH control systems to balance levels and maintain consistency. They may also remove silica and water hardness if necessary.

    3. Cooling Tower Chemical Treatment

    Cooling tower water treatment includes chemical treatment to minimize potential water issues and support other water treatment stages. Meters and automated feed systems can sense imbalanced pH levels and add chemicals to the water as needed.

    Feed systems apply standard chemicals such as biocides, algaecides, anti-foaming agents, scale and corrosion inhibitors, pH adjusters, ion exchangers, and water softeners. These chemicals help prevent and control bacteria such as Legionella.

    4. Cooling Tower Water Treatment Equipment

    Effective cooling tower water treatment depends on reliable equipment. The following high-quality devices provide state-of-the-art water treatment:

    • Chemical pumps: Chemical pumps add the correct chemical quantities to equipment.
    • Conductivity controllers: Conductivity controllers automate system functionality to help eliminate rust and scale.
    • Mini pulse timer: Biocide timers automatically feed chemicals into systems. Relay outputs allow timers to control distribution and feed flow.
    • Contact head water meters: Contact head water meters help users determine the precise chemical feed needed to manage water quality.
    • Flow switch: Flow switches enable efficient system monitoring.
    • Corrosion coupon rack: Corrosion coupon racks reduce corrosion risk and allow users to easily monitor treatment effectiveness.
    • Chemical/biocide batch tanks: Batch tanks safely store water treatment chemicals to minimize spill risks.
    • Bleed solenoids: Bleed solenoids contain motorized valves, making it easy to turn the system bleed on or off when necessary.
    • ORP, pH and conductivity probes: Probes provide real-time pH levels to simplify water monitoring.

    HVAC Water Treatment Services

    HVAC Water Treatment Services

    Treating water in HVAC systems helps prevent scale buildup, corrosion and microbiological growth. HVAC water treatment can consist of chemical treatment or filter installation to remove pollutants and prevent more contaminants from entering the water. Organic particles are the most common contaminant in HVAC system water, and treating the water protects the system from fouling and long-term damage.

    Water-based HVAC systems typically combine a water-cooled chiller with a cooling tower, allowing the systems to remove excess heat. An impactful chemical treatment solution for this system consists of scale and corrosion inhibitors for hard or soft water. A professional can also offer cleaning and passivation to prevent further contamination.

    Boiler Treatment Services

    HVAC system boilers operate with pressure and heat, which produces steam. This steam can form scaling that eventually ruptures or warps the boiler's pipes. It can also cause corrosion, which can lead to complications such as steam trap failure, oxygen pitting and condensate line leaking.

    Boilers are prone to two types of corrosion — general and pitting. General corrosion damages an entire metal component's surface, while pitting applies a heavier corrosion concentration to one area. Pitting affects a smaller surface area than general corrosion, but it is more damaging because the concentrated corrosion penetrates parts rapidly and can cause total part failure.

    A professional can treat HVAC boilers in the following ways:


    Blowdown minimizes dissolved minerals by limiting their concentration, reducing scale buildup. The blowdown process drains feedwater from a boiler to maintain the appropriate mineral concentration. The system then replaces the drained water with new feedwater that contains a lower dissolved solids concentration.

    Chemical Boiler Feedwater Treatment

    Chemical boiler treatment is a more effective treatment that manages scale buildup to prevent corrosion and pitting. The chemical treatment process produces a reaction and consumes a variety of minerals that form scale, reducing scale buildup in the boiler. An alternative chemical process uses water softeners to remove magnesium ions, iron and calcium from the water source.

    Chardon Laboratories applies powerful chemical solutions to prevent corrosion. Sulfite absorbs dissolved oxygen that usually occurs with pitting, and various boiler water treatment chemicals disperse particulates and precipitate crystals. Effective chemical treatment prevents particles from creating deposits, helping prevent thermal stress and corrosion.

    Contact Chardon Labs for Industrial Water Treatment Services in Central Kentucky

    Contact Chardon Labs for Industrial Water Treatment Services in Central Kentucky

    Industrial water treatment is crucial for maintaining clean water and minimizing the risk of corrosion. With effective water treatment, you can reduce corrosion and extend your equipment's life span. Chardon Labs offers effective industrial water treatment solutions to help companies clean their process water and prevent damage.

    Chardon Labs' ISO-certified technicians and processes deliver reliable results, and our state-of-the-art equipment operates effectively to simplify the treatment process. We offer customized programs to meet each company's unique needs.

    If your business needs assistance with industrial water services in the Hartford area or another location in central Kentucky, we are here for you. Contact Chardon Labs to learn more about how we can help you maintain clean process water and prevent system damage.

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