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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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Satya Nadella on Digital Transformation at Ecolab >
The concept of “Boardroom to Boiler Room” information visibility was presented by Satya Nadella and Steve Clayton at the Microsoft WPC 2016 (World Par...

Service RO-Water You Need, When You Need It >
When all you want to do is turn a valve and get high purity water with consistent quality and quantity for your process, Service RO from Nalco is the affordable c...

Pall Filters added to e-Commerce Site >
Seventy (70) Pall filters have been added to the Nalco eCommerce site. Now it is easy to find and purchase most of the Pall filters you use! If you know the Pall...

Teaching People What They Need >
My normal focus in this blog is water treatment.  I am going to take a tangent today because my favorite blogger, Seth Godin, had a very interesting post last w...

3D Printed Model of Rental Condensate Polisher >
To speed up installation of our rental condensate polishers, we will provide a 3D CAD file as part of the documentation.  This is will insure the condensate pol...

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...

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...

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 eac...

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...

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 Th...

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....

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...

New Two Bed Demineralizer Technical Bulletins >
Res-Kem has a complete 2-Bed demineralizer product line designed for industrial water production.  The standard tank sizes range from 18″ to 96″.  ...

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 ...

Reduce Your Backwash Flow or Lament “Why is my ion exchange resin in the drain?” >
It is that time of year.  You must reduce your backwash flow in the Fall or you will find your ion exchange resin in the drain or waste treatment plant. Why do...

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...

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...

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...

Setting Brine Tank Refill Time on Fleck Softener Valve >
The Pentair® Fleck® multi-port softener valve controllers, electronic versions SE, XT, XTR and SXT and non-electronic versions, are very flexible allowing for c...

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 kin...

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, ind...

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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