What is Limescale and how to remove and prevent it.

Limescale: The (sometimes) hidden efficiency killer.  Limescale (aka scale, lime) deposits don’t just impact your small home appliances, showers, and bathtub. The damaging effects of limescale deposits in industrial equipment cost industrial and commercial buildings billions of dollars a year due to increased downtime and additional maintenance, which results in reduced efficiencies and ultimately drives […]

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Rid Your Systems of Struvite and Vivianite

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What is Struvite or vivianite? Struvite is formed when ammonia, phosphate, and magnesium come together to precipitate and initiate Struvite crystallization. Struvite can present itself as a white, brown, or yellowish hardened substance. Vivianite is a combination of iron, phosphorus, hydrogen, and oxygen and is formed during anaerobic digestion. Vivianite commonly presents as a deep […]

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Best Practices For Boiler Cleaning

For many in the northern hemisphere, the end of the heating season is here. For facility managers, that means it’s time to look at annual maintenance and routine boiler tube cleaning. As a general rule, boilers should be cleaned and maintained at the end of each heating season to remain reliable and energy-efficient. Waiting too […]

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Keeping Your Cargo Safe: Refrigeration Plant Maintenance On Marine Vessels

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The continuous use of refrigeration plants on a marine vessel carrying perishable food makes it one of the most important systems on the ship. The refrigeration plant supplies cooling to various parts of the ship, most importantly this includes maintaining the climate conditions of whatever cargo the ship is transporting. As a lifeline for all […]

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The True Cost Of HVAC Scale

What can you, as the facility maintenance manager, do about limescale? Limescale and other water-formed deposits can cause major loss of efficiency, increased operating costs, and minimize the life expectancy of capital equipment. But first, as a Facility Manager, how can you tell if your HVAC system is suffering from limescale build-up? Signs of Increased […]

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