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Pretreatment Solutions Blog

For over 9 years, Nalco Pretreatment Solutions has been presenting a unique perspective on the water industry, systems and technologies, from very technical applications information, to general business topics. Our overarching themes include Safety, Saving Energy, Saving Time, Saving Water, and how our Services, Systems and Replacement Parts achieve these goals. On a routine basis, we add information on our services, systems and replacement parts and show how they are important to your company.

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Condensate Polisher Vessel Materials of Construction >

We often receive the following question about the materials of construction of condensate polisher vessels. Question: We’re considering a condensate polisher in our boiler plant. Should the vessel be constructed of carbon steel or stainless steel? Answer: Over 75% of the condensate polishers that Res-Kem builds utilize stainless steel pressure vessels. If you use a


Aquamatic Valve Selection and Pricing >

A common inquiry we receive at Res-Kem is a customer looking for a price and delivery on an Aquamatic Valve. We, in turn, ask the customer the following: What kind of Aquamatic valve is used on the equipment? Is the valve normally open, or is it normally closed? Does it have a limit stop or


Water Testing Services Offered >

Before purchasing any water treatment equipment, the first piece of information a person should obtain is a water analysis. The challenge is you want a quick, independent test at an affordable price. While we can not vouch for it at this point, an employee may have found a reliable third party testing service for Pennsylvania


Solo and Solomatic Valves from Aquamatic >

Over many years most water treatment equipment manufacturers utilized various types of multiport valves for their water conditioning equipment, including water softeners, dealkalizers and filters. One of these valves were known as Solo(R) Valves and Solomatic(R) Valves manufactured by Aquamatic(R) Inc., now a part of GE Water. These Solo and Solomatic valves, once a staple


Water Softener in Steam Plant >

Last week, a triple industrial water softener designed and manufactured by Res-Kem was started up in a Cambridge, Massachusetts steam plant. The softener system has an Allen Bradley PLC and PanelView 600 HMI for controlling the automated running and regeneration of the three softeners. Each of the 48 inch diameter x 72 inch straight-side vessels


Aquamatic Valve and Repair Kit Selection >

Res-Kem receives many requests for replacement of GE® Aquamatic® valves and Aquamatic valve repair kits. Please contact us. We have many people that can help you through the selection of the correct Aquamatic valve or Aquamatic valve repair kit. If you can have available the following information when you contact us, this would help you


Condensate Polisher with All Stainless Steel Construction >

Last week, Res-Kem shipped a condensate polisher designed to treat an 80 gpm flow rate with a 390,000 grain capacity. The condensate polisher had an all stainless steel construction including an ASME code stainless steel pressure vessel, stainless steel internals, stainless steel Aquamatic valves and face piping. Not shown is the brine tank used to


Ion Exchange Resin Equivalency Chart >

There are many different ion exchange resin manufacturers including Purolite, Dow, Sybron/Bayer, Thermax, Rohm and Haas and ResinTech. We are often asked to provide a resin that is the closest equivalent to the ion exchange resin they have or need to purchase. This is a Resin Equivalency list we use internally of the most common ion exchange



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Nalco Pretreatment Solutions (PTS) is a leading manufacturer and supplier of services, systems and supplies for industrial and commercial water pretreatment systems for treating process water, product water, boiler pretreatment, and drinking water.
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