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MagCAT solves tough scale problems

Posted: Thursday 7th October 2010

Fluid Dynamics International, the UK based manufacturer of hard water scale prevention systems has launched MagCAT, the product of almost forty years’ experience in treating difficult scales such as those from water containing high levels of sulphate, silica or phosphate and where oil contamination is present.

MagCAT uses very powerful magnets that are encased in poleheads manufactured out of the same metal that is used for the catalytic core of Fluid Dynamics’ well known Colloid-A-Tron. The calcium carbonate particles which are formed when hard water is heated remain in suspension after this magnetic treatment instead of precipitating as scale on pipework and heat transfer surfaces. It also gradually removes existing scale.

Alier Paper, a leading Spanish paper mill, was adding three tonnes a day of carbon dioxide to their water system to prevent scaling of their vacuum pumps but with limited success. In January 2010 the company installed a 150mm diameter MagCAT in the feed line to their vacuum pumps. The cautious Chief Engineer reduced the carbon dioxide injection slowly over a three month period, and the vacuum pumps now operate with no treatment other than the MagCAT. The savings in carbon dioxide paid back the capital cost of the MagCAT in just five months.

In keeping with Fluid Dynamics’ ideology, the MagCat uses no power, has no consumable parts, requires no maintenance and is very simple to install.

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