In hot water equipment such as boilers, steamers, combi-ovens, etc., various water characteristics such as chlorine, chlorides, scale depostis, and dissolved gases can cause corrosion issues in the equipment. HydroBlend® offers protection in this type of equipment.
As well as preventing scale build up in plumbing and water fed equipment, HydroBlend® also provides corrosion protection. It accomplishes this by combining with certain dissolved minerals and forming a microfilm coating on the insides of pipes and wetted surfaces. This micro-thin layer does not build up on itself as it is continually being removed and replaced and protects from corrosion caused by low pH (acidic) water and dissolved gases present in water supplies.
Often in residential applications, well water can be aggressive in nature. This is usually caused by a low pH of the water making it corrosive to copper plumbing and fixtures. This type of water problem is marked by blue/green stains in the sinks and tubs caused by the aggressive water dissolving the copper piping. When HydroBlend® is added to the water, it combines with dissolved minerals in the water and forms a microfilm protection layer on the insides of plumbing.
The more dissolved minerals are found in the water, the better HydroBlend® performs corrosion control. However, in most low pH (acidic) water, there are few dissolved minerals present. Ideally a minimum of 3 grains of hardness is needed in order for HydroBlend® to be effective. In applications where the water contains less than 3 grains, the effectiveness of the product decreases.
In residential applications where acidic water with less than 3 grains of hardness exists, an acid neutralizer should be used in front of the HydroBlend®. In traditional water treatment, the use of acid neutralizers require that a softener be used after the neutralizer. This is not needed since the HydroBlend® will counter the hardness added by the neutralizer as well as provide corrosion control.
The decision to use HydroBlend® alone or in conjunction with an acid neutralizer is based on application, pH, hardness level, and TDS. Please contact SFES if there is any question as to whether HydroBlend® will provide adequate corrosion control.