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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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Selecting the Perfect Filter Cartridge >

Being a distributor of water treatment supplies, we are asked to provide filter cartridges. Most of the time, these requests will consist of: “Hey, I need a 5 micron 20″ long cartridge.” Sounds simple enough; however, there’s more to a filter cartridge than the just those two particular pieces of information. Below is an overview


Condensate Polisher Shipped to Specialized Salt Manufacturer >

Res-Kem recently shipped another condensate polisher to one of the largest manufacturers of specialized salts and minerals. Specialized Condensate Polisher with Unlined Carbon Steel Tankand Welded Schedule 80 Black Iron Piping Enduser Manufacturer of potash fertilizer, food grade salt, and food grade minerals General Water Treatment Application Polishing high temperature condensate Expected ROI Getting the


OSHA Required Deadline You May Not Know About-December 1, 2013 >

Do you use chemicals or produce chemicals in your facility?  You may not be aware on December 1, 2013, OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, REQUIRES you to train all of your employees on the new chemical labeling elements and safety data sheet format, in addition to the current training requirements. New Pictograms for Hazard Communication If you have


Critical Safe Equipment Operation & Maintenance Reminder From Aquafine UV >

On November 13, we received a bulletin from Aquafine stating this precaution:  “This bulletin is a reminder of the potential risk of an unsafe condition arising due to sleeve bolt failure and quartz sleeve ejection if the unit is not properly maintained and/or safety guidelines are not followed. In order to ensure safe operation, it is


Finally Available! – Stainless Steel Resin Traps >

After many requests, Res-Kem now has stainless steel resin traps available!  So, in addition to our standard PVC and CPVC resin traps, we now offer them in 304SS and 316SS. 304 Stainless Steel Traps Each Rated for 210 gpm Flow The end connections have Van Stone Flanges for maximum installation flexibility.  All stainless steel units


1.4 MILES of Wire Saved Through Innovative PLC Architecture >

… and over 800 electrical and 40 instrument air connections! The field wiring for our customer became very complex because they wanted verification that each of the twenty actuated valves is in the correct position.  Also, the system is pre-programmed to allow up to four additional greensand filter units through a HMI touchscreen. If the


Customized Greensand Filter for Brewery Prepared for Shipping >

With factory testing completed, Res-Kem’s greensand filter with several advanced features is ready for shipment to a local brewery.  Because the water is integral to production of their beer, this expanding brewery needed features which are not typical for a greensand filter: Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC with Ethernet gateway to communicate with the central plant


10 Questions to Answer Before You Specify Water Treatment Equipment >

Many times per day, we are asked to provide a quote for a specific water treatment technology like RO, demineralization, water softening, filtration, etc.  At Res-Kem,  we like to take a step back and help you determine what equipment will cost effectively handle your water treatment issue.  Since there are so many choices and combinations


Water Softener Shipped to Luxury Hotel in Delaware >

Water softener for a new luxury hotel in Wilmington, Delaware was shipped from our Res-Kem Aston facility.  This system treats all the incoming Wilmington city water for the entire hotel including bathrooms, restaurant, etc.  With the special piping configuration, dual flowmeters and special Pentair NXT controller, the system operates in alternating, parallel or demand modes with simple programming changes.  150


Unleashing Innovation: Manufacturing – Wall Street Journal Special Report >

The Wall Street Journal had an excellent special report on manufacturing yesterday, June 11, 2013.  I would recommend anyone who is involved with manufactured products and/or manufacturing companies should read the articles. Here are some examples of what Res-Kem has been working on with 3D printing.    3D Printed Condensate Polisher and Dealkalizer ModelsUsing Two Different Additive Technologies


Calibration Services Offered for Thornton Products >

Res-Kem now offers calibration of Mettler-Toledo’s Thornton products including pH, ORP, and resistivity/conductivity probes.  These probes are used with Thornton M200, Thornton M300 and 770MAX monitors.   770MAX and M300 Thornton Meters Installed in a Customer’s Water Treatment Plant   Our calibration service coverage area is the mid-Atlantic and New England States.   For Additional Information: Contact us


Carbon and Multi-Media Filters Shipped to Eastern Pennsylvania Power Plant >

Res-Kem shipped a multi-media filter and a carbon filter as pretreatment to an RO system.  Previously, this coal-fired power plant purchased a softener from Res-Kem. Also, we supply DI service vessels for post-RO polishing.  The general system arrangement is: Well => Multi-Media Filter => Activated Carbon Filter => Softener => RO => Storage Tank =>


Condensate Polisher Shipped to New Jersey University >

Last week, Res-Kem shipped a condensate polisher to a New Jersey university.  This condensate polisher will be installed as part of a new onsite power production facility at the university operated by an independent energy development company.  They will produce power for the university under a DBOM (Design, Build, Operate, Maintain) agreement. Excess power produced


Water Softener Shipped to Hawaiian Resort Hotel >

A water softener was shipped to a luxury resort hotel on Maui.  The system will treat the water for the hotel’s laundry. Hot Water Softener with Stainless Steel Piping and Bray Butterfly Valves System Specifications:   Operating Temperature 140F water for laundry System Configuration Single hot water softener with automatic bypass Materials of Construction Carbon


Condensate Polishing System Shipped to University in Rhode Island >

A condensate polisher was shipped last week to a university in Rhode island to treat their steam condensate to save energy, reduce water usage and reduce water treatment chemical usage. Res-Kem Dual Tank Condensate Polishers Designed to Treat a Maximum of 300 gpm   What is the Res-Kem water treatment application? Sodium cycle condensate polishing


Mighty Little Chemical Pump-Stenner ECON FP >

  What fits in the palm of your hand an can pump up to 30 GDP at 80 psi?  The new Stenner ECON FP pump!   The ECON FP is an extremely versatile chemical pump.    What makes this pump special? This one little pump can receive signals from either 24VAC, dry contact signal, or flow switch.



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