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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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Pentair AquaMatic Valve and Controller Discontinuation Notice >
After over 80 years in the market, we received a discontinuation notice from the manufacturer of AquaMatic valves and controllers. There are two important dates...

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...

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 i...

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 Re...

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...

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 pr...

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-...

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...

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 ...

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 tr...

Ultrapure Water System Starting Up at Nanotechnology Center in Philadelphia >
Res-Kem supplied, to a new nanotechnology center in Philadelphia, an ultrapure water system. The start up will commence this Monday. The system is designed to...

Industrial Water Softener Shipped to Repeat Food Flavorings Customer in New Jersey >
Res-Kem recently shipped a second 84 inch industrial water softener to the same food flavorings plant in southern New Jersey. The water treated by the water soft...

Second Condensate Polishing System Shipping to a North Carolina University >
Res-Kem is shipping the second of two condensate polishing systems to a leading private university in North Carolina next week.  This is the second of two sys...

Greensand Filters Shipped to Western PA Water Plant >
A western Pennsylvania, small private water utility, recently received four greensand filters to replace the filters that were failing.  Unable to get the orig...

Iron and Manganese Removal Filter Shipped to Westchester County HQ >
Res-Kem recently shipped a 52 gpm dual tank greensand filter to a Westchester County New York corporate headquarters campus.  This filter uses greensand to remov...

Improving Efficiency of Water Softeners at a Hospital >
A customer found they could reduce the salt and water costs of regeneration by 63% by having our service person diagnose the problems they were having and make ch...

DI System Shipping to Washington Chemical Plant >
Shipping today is a two bed (cation ion exchange tank followed by an anion ion exchange tank) demineralizer for a chemical plant in Washington State. This unit is...

Downloadable Catalog of Water Treatment Equipment Updated >
For 2012, we updated our downloadable industrial water treatment catalog.  (Given the number of equipment choices we provide, the catalog file is very large, so...

400 gpm Multi-Media Filters Shipped to Brewery in Pennsylvania >
Res-Kem shipped a dual alternating multi-media to a brewery in northeastern Pennsylvania.  The each multi-media vessel has a design flow rate of 400 gpm and a...

Q&A on Condensate Polishers with Res-Kem’s Kevin Preising >
While dirty condensate clean-up can be an energy buster in most processing plants, one cost effective solution is to polish contaminated condensate for re-use. Co...

Condensate Polishing & Maintaining Quality Boiler Water >
Maintaining proper boiler water quality can be both costly and complicated when faced with navigating ASME boiler water guidelines. One cost effective solution is...

Condensate Polisher Ready for Shipment to Chemical Plant in Louisiana >
Res-Kem will be shipping a condensate polisher to a chemical plant in Louisiana in a two days.  This system will be used to treat condensate to save water treatm...

Water Softener Shipped to Food Flavorings Company in New Jersey >
Res-Kem recently shipped an industrial water softener to a food flavorings plant in southern New Jersey.  The water treated by the water softener is used to make...

Validatable Water System for New Jersey Pharmaceutical Company Shipped >
We were recently asked to provide a DI water system for a central NJ Pharmaceutical company. They required a small amount of water for a batching operation, 50 ...

3D CAD Drawings for Condensate Polishers for University in Massachusetts >
In order to speed installation of the condensate polishers we recently shipped to Massachusetts, Res-Kem was asked to provide 3D CAD files for the condensate pol...

Ultra Filtration – The Membrane Problem Solver >
There are very few innovations in the water treatment market these days. Sure the electronic controls have gotten more intuitive and compact, that is about it. Io...

Ion Exchange Resin Testing & Analysis Services >
Test your ion exchange resin to monitor and maintain your water treatment systems such as softeners, dealkalizers, condensate polishers, deionizers or demineraliz...

Trailer & Skid Mounted Mobile Water Treatment Systems Available >
Res-Kem, in association with our parent company, Nalco, now offers many different mobile water treatment system options. Whether you need supplemental water for s...

Common Cation Ion Exchange Resin Foulants >
We are often asked to help with an ion exchange system that no longer has the same run length as when it was new. Typically, this is the result of either reversib...

Condensate Polisher Shipped to a Virginia University >
This past month, we have built and sent another condensate polisher to a major university in Virginia. This stainless steel system with carbon steel piping is des...

Corroding Condensate Polishers >
I have written several posts about Res-Kem’s reasons for manufacturing our condensate polishers in stainless steel. Here are two lessons why this is importa...

200gpm Condensate Polisher for Major Chemical Company >
Res-Kem will be shipping a 200 gpm condensate polisher for a large chemical company later this week. Using our standard all stainless steel condensate polisher de...

Softener Service at Power Plant in New Jersey >
After reviewing our blog posts over the past 4+ years, I realized we have not talked much about our site service team. Our normal service area is in New Jersey, E...

Industrial Water Softener Skid-Mounted Shipped >
I try to keep up with our shipments, but with all the systems going out recently, I missed posting this dual tank industrial water softener out about two weeks ag...

Custom Manual Water Softeners Shipped >
Last week, we shipped two custom water softeners. The customer was using the softeners to treat the water feeding plant safety showers. Res-Kem has the flexibilit...

Triple Greensand Plus Filter for Iron and Manganese Removal >
A triple Greensand Plus filter for iron and manganese removal was assembled and shipped today. This skid-mounted system will be installed to treat the water for a...

Dealkalizer Performance Calculations >
We recently had questions about a perceived problem with a dealkalizer. This customer believed the capacity of the dealkalizer was lower than originally specified...

Pentair Fleck Electronic Timers >
Fleck has been moving quickly with upgrades to their electronic timers, which has created confusion over which is the latest one and which valves accept which tim...

Resin Traps-Insurance for Industrial Water Systems >
Recently, Res-Kem published a white paper entitled “Inexpensive Insurance for Water Treatment Systems-Resin Traps” by Ron Madden. In this white paper,...

Water Analysis Article >
I came across an excellent article in an old issue of Water Conditioning & Purification magazine entitled “Making Sense of an Incomplete Water Analysis&...

Triple Softener System for Steam Heat Peaking Plant Sized for 750 gpm Flow >
Here is another example of number of the industrial and/or commercial water treatment systems being designed, assembled, shipped and installed by Res-Kem engineer...

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 polishe...

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...

Boiler Feed Water Flow Rate Requirements Chart >
Question: We received a request for proposal today for “a water treatment system to treat the water going into my dual 194 HP steam boilers”. Start of...


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