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

8 Steps to A Proper Boiler Startup Procedure

Posted by David Burroughs on Aug 12, 2015 1:54:00 PM


Fall is just around the corner already.  With school starting in the next few weeks, many of these facilities and other commercial facilities will start to get their heating systems ready for colder weather.  This article will focus on boiler startups after the long summer shutdown and some tips to keep these systems operating reliably. 

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Topics: Boilers

Choosing the Right Chemical Blender for Your Water Treatment Business

Posted by Doug Frassa on Aug 5, 2015 8:00:00 AM


When requiring chemical blending services, you must have the proper manufacturing partner to succeed. There is a world of difference between a one size fits all blender and an experienced custom water treatment bender dedicated to your needs. This article discusses several of the options available to sales and service companies.

The different types of chemical manufactures of water treatment chemical products can be categorized into three major categories. The categories include Toll Blenders, Non-Direct Sales Formulation Manufacturers and Direct/Indirect Sales Formulating Manufacturers.

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Topics: Water Treatment Business

Best Practices for Nitrite Closed Loop Programs

Posted by Doug Frassa on Jul 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM

This article is Part 3 of 3 of a series on nitrite closed loop treatment programs.

In Part 1, we introduced nitrite programs for closed loops, and in Part 2, we discussed the nitrogen cycle and how biological problems will show themselves with nitrite based programs by consuming any available nitrite in the system. In Part 3, we will discuss the consequences and ways to correct program deficiencies with nitrite treated systems.

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Topics: Cooling Tower

Utilizing Cooling Tower Blowdown Properly

Posted by Doug Frassa on Jul 22, 2015 7:30:00 AM


Cooling towers concentrate water by evaporation and therefore concentrate dissolved solids in the water.  They also act as air scrubbers; collecting dirt, debris and microbiological material that gets sucked into the tower.  This material circulates throughout the water circuit and concentrates along with the dissolved solids as the water evaporates. As the concentration increases, the dissolved solids (mineral salts) reach the saturation point and precipitate to form a gritty sludge that accumulates and deposits on condenser tubes, heat exchanger surfaces and can harden into scale.

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Topics: Cooling Tower

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