QualiChem Welcomes Technical Support Engineer Jeremy Stokes

Posted by Doug Frassa on May 10, 2016 10:29:27 AM

I am pleased to announce that Jeremy Stokes will be joining the QualiChem Water Treatment team as a Technical Support Engineer for the Water Treatment Division effective May 2, 2016. Jeremy will be responsible for the execution of multiple support functions for the Water Treatment Division.

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Use Cooling Tower Scale Inhibitors & Water Chemistry to Limit Fouling

Posted by David Burroughs on Apr 7, 2016 2:16:58 PM

Scaling is one of the most common types of foulants to occur on heat exchanger surfaces. When we refer to scale, we most often mean mineral scale that develops most commonly as calcium or hardness based salts such as calcium carbonate. These salts are unique in that they exhibit reverse solubility e.g. they become less soluble in water as the temperature rises. While the relationship between temperature and the level of salts in the water will determine if scale will form on the heat exchanger, there are relatively easy ways to control this type of scale in most situations.

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Topics: Cooling Tower

4 Common Types of Cooling Tower Fouling

Posted by David Burroughs on Feb 24, 2016 5:22:56 PM

Cooling tower system operation requires that a close eye be kept on performance in order to maintain cost and efficiency across the life cycle of the equipment. Heat exchanger fouling is a serious problem and can have a major impact on the performance of the systems if left unchecked.

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Topics: Cooling Tower

‘Tis the Season: Cooling Tower/Condenser Shutdown

Posted by Doug Frassa on Oct 8, 2015 12:42:55 PM

The warm weather is retreating and the days are getting shorter - fall is here. Here are a few things to consider at the end of the cooling season if your cooling system does not run throughout the year.

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Topics: Cooling Tower

Follow Up On Fluorescent Dye and Proper Chemical Monitoring

Posted by David Burroughs on Sep 30, 2015 9:19:24 AM

In a previous blog post, we discussed the advantages of using fluorescent dyes and focused a lot of detail on explaining what the dyes are and how they work. In this post, we are going to cover in a bit more detail some of the reasons to consider using these products and what value QualiChem provides in manufacturing the products. 

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Topics: Monitoring Dyes

Water Treatment Sales 101 – Are You Talking To The Right People?

Posted by David Burroughs on Sep 23, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Are you just making calls or are you targeting the right people with your calls? As a small business owner, your business is driven by sales and your time is limited. You must make your time spent selling as impactful as you can and contact the right person, with the right message and at the right frequency. Today let’s discuss contacting the right person.

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Topics: Water Treatment Business

2015 AWT EXPO Report from Nashville

Posted by David Burroughs on Sep 17, 2015 11:24:11 AM

QualiChem just finished up the AWT show in Nashville last week.  What a great show and what a great town!!

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Topics: Water Treatment Business

Curse of the Aluminum Heat Exchanger

Posted by David Burroughs on Sep 2, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Aluminum has always been used in various cooling systems, such as injection molding. Over the past several years however, the water treatment industry has seen even more use of the metal in heat exchangers and hot water boilers. The reason for this industry shift is the light weight, easy fabrication properties and excellent heat transfer characteristics of aluminum. The problem this presents is that aluminum doesn’t play very well with the traditional treatment chemistry used in closed systems. This week’s blog will review some of the basics with aluminum metallurgy and discuss some of the keys for treatment.

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Topics: Boilers

Visit Us At AWT in Nashville!

Posted by Doug Frassa on Aug 20, 2015 12:54:00 PM

QualiChem will be exhibiting at the AWT Convention and Exposition
Please stop by and visit us at BOOTH 317 to see why THE BLENDER MATTERS

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Legionella Update – How Would You Handle an Outbreak?

Posted by David Burroughs on Aug 19, 2015 2:20:00 PM

Back in June, QualiChem had a blog post on the approval of AHSRAE 188 which covered Legionella Risk Management Standards for the industry. With the recent legionella outbreaks in New York City and the fact that there generally are an increase in positive Legionella tests during the summer, we wanted to use this blog article to briefly discuss potential measures to take in response to a positive test in your cooling systems as well as share what the City of New York is doing in response to these outbreaks. 

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Topics: Cooling Tower

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