Title: Enhancing Efficiencies in Condenser Water Systems
Attendees will gain an understanding of the technology and benefits of Physical Water Treatment (PWT) particle precipitator systems for suspended/dissolved solids management, control, and removal.
Water-cooled systems utilizing open-loop condenser water are in use in more than ten billion square feet of commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities throughout the United States. Chemical water treatments, along with continuous monitoring and control, maintain conditions in the recirculated condenser water loop to minimize unwanted conditions of mineral scaling, fouling, corrosion, and biological growth.
In 1998, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program issued a Federal Energy Alert describing the use of water treatment technologies using electric, electronic, or magnetic applications (also known as Physical Water Treatment, or PWT).
A PWT-based, particle-precipitator system exists to control and remove suspended/dissolved solids. This system is superior to traditional side-steam filtration systems and provides enhanced heat efficiency transfer throughout the entire cooling process. PWT technologies work alongside existing chemical treatment, and, in fact, reliably enhance the effectiveness of these systems. An effective side stream particle precipitator delivers the advantages associated with PWT applications. This presentation will review a decade of usage data at multiple facilities and highlight measurable, documented benefits in energy use, water use, and maintenance reductions. We will also illustrate the success of PWT through a case study involving a large university medical center, as just one of many well-established case studies.
Paul Q. McLaine - President/Founder, ElectroCell Systems, Inc. (co-presenter)
Mr. McLaine has been the owner and operator of PQ Energy Controls, Inc. since 1976. PQ Energy Controls designs, installs, and services building automation systems in large office buildings, educational campuses, and industrial facilities. In 1997 Paul founded ELECTROchem Water Systems, the predecessor to ElectroCell Systems, to offer water quality-improvement systems to pharmaceutical facilities. He has dedicated most of his time to perfecting the ElectroCell system, and addressing and further improving chiller efficiencies in open- and closed-loop HVAC systems. Paul holds two patents on his product, with two additional patents currently pending. Over the past two years he has developed a distributor network and marketed the ElectroCell System nationally. ElectroCell’s goal is to establish a presence in every major U.S. city in hopes of reducing the environmental carbon footprint throughout the United States.
Bruce Ketrick Sr. CWT#155 - CEO, Guardian CSC (co-presenter)
With more than 40 years of experience in the water treatment industry. Mr. Ketrick has worked in water treatment in the areas of: pretreatment systems, boiler water treatment, cooling water treatment, waste water programs, product development, field technical support, and systems training. As a member of The Association of Water Technologies, Mr. Ketrick has served on the Education, Technical, Legislative, and Certification committees, presented technical papers, and written articles for trade magazines. He has been an instructor on water treatment training issues for The Association of Energy Engineers, Association of Water Technologies, Water Quality Association, Pennsylvania Office of Energy, New Jersey Boiler Seal Certification Schools, and The Aesys Boiler Service School. Mr. Ketrick is the 2006 Ray Baum Memorial Award winner “Water Technologist of the Year”.