The Splash

The Importance of Spring System Maintenance

Most cooling tower manufacturers recommend facilities clean their cooling towers quarterly, or at the very least, twice a year. OSHA suggests this maintenance be conducted prior to spring start-up and after fall shutdown. During the winter season, many cooling towers have been in layup mode, which provides a favorable environment for growth and incubation of organisms, including Legionella . Not only does cleaning [...]

FSMA Regulations and Their Impact on Water Treatment Chemistry for the Ethanol Industry

In 2011, the FDA was given a new mandate to require comprehensive, science based preventive controls across the food supply. These regulations, collectively called the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), apply to food for both human and animal consumption. While there have been rules governing food additives and safety for many years, these new rules further refine the requirements around control plans. The new [...]

How Does Piping Design Affect Bacteria Growth in Water Systems?

Q&A with U.S. Water’s Project Manager, Jason Mitchell   What is high purity water, and where is it used? High purity water, also referred to as ultrapure or deionized water, must comply with quality requirements to sustain specific production goals and standards. It is used in a variety of industries where bacterial contamination is strictly regulated such as biopharmaceutical, [...]

Introducing U.S. Water’s New ScaleGone & ScaleGone CI for the Oil and Gas Industry

U.S. Water's new ScaleGone™ and ScaleGone™ CI, slow release products provide long-lasting scale and corrosion protection for hydraulic fracturing fluids and producing wells. Our ScaleGone products can prevent deposition in the wellbore area and the tubing, just as powerfully as they do at the formation face, to prevent scale and costly production problems for up to several years (depending on loading). [...]

Simplifying Reverse Osmosis Operations with U.S. Water’s SMART Care for Membranes

Membrane systems provide significant value to operations by lowering cost of additional water treatment, saving energy in utility operations, or meeting various purity needs for process applications. Membrane systems' impurity removal is further defined by application need and the membrane technology being utilized. Micro filtration (MF) and Ultrafiltration (UF) will effectively remove most suspended solids and [...]

U.S. Water Expands National Territory and Strengthens Presence in Southeastern United States with Acquisition

A and W Technologies, a strong regional company in the Southeastern United States, provides specialty chemicals and engineering service for water treatment in data centers, light industrial, institutional and food industries. Located in Georgia and servicing the Southeastern United States, the company has nearly two decades of experience in helping customers reduce operating costs related to water and energy usage. [...]

Cooling System Lay-Up

Protecting your system during the winter season with the right layup program will significantly reduce the amount of chip scale that will loosen up in the spring, prevent corrosion and iron-throw, and greatly extend the life of your equipment. U.S. Water offers four products that can be used for cooling lay-up; Protect 649, CTL-440, TOWERCLEAN 819 and Tower Toads . Each chemical has a best fit, and each [...]

Ethanol Final Filter: Proven to Enhance Final Ethanol Quality

U.S. Water's industry leading Ethanol Final Filter is proven to enhance final product quality by removing both existent and potential sulfate. In addition to sulfate removal, the Ethanol Final Filter simultaneously addresses issues of color, turbidity, acidity, pHe, chloride and iron. This unique, cost-conscious solution can be used as a mobile unit to bring off-spec ethanol back in alignment with fuel standards, [...]

U.S. Water Establishes Treatment Program for the University of Texas at Austin’s Reclaimed Water Cooling System

The University of Texas at Austin power plants provide heating and air conditioning for two hundred buildings totaling over one-hundred million cubic feet of air space in offices, lecture halls, classrooms, laboratories, kitchens, cafeterias, and dormitories. The air conditioning is derived from six miles of underground chilled water loops. Texas has been under moderate to severe drought conditions. The [...]

GHS Implementation Update

In our spring newsletter, we introduced you to the new Global Harmonization System (GHS). GHS is an international approach to standardized hazard communication through a single set of hazard ratings, product labels, and Safety Data Sheets (SDS). In June 2015, all United States chemical manufacturers adopted this new standardized classification and labeling system. Customers have until June 1, 2016 to have all products [...]

Legionella Prevention: New York Takes Unprecedented Steps to Battle Legionnaires’ Disease

The recent regulations put forth by the State of New York  and New York City  will incorporate extraordinary measures for cooling tower disinfection, bacteria testing, increased inspections and operational management of cooling water systems. Water Treatment and Tower Maintenance Properly maintained cooling towers and evaporative condensers should have a comprehensive water treatment and [...]

Non-Phosphorus Cooling Tower Treatment, PhosZero, Provides Advanced Corrosion Protection

Phosphorus has long been recognized as the controlling factor in plant and algae growth for many lakes and streams. A minor increase in phosphorus can fuel substantial increases in both aquatic plant and algae growth which can have severe impacts on a community. Phosphorus can originate from municipal and industrial facilities that discharge water as well as runoff from agricultural areas that makes its way into local [...]