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Chemical-Free Scale Mitigation

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

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Solve Mineral Scale, Rust, and Corrosion in Pipes with Physics

Hard water scale problems in HVAC systems dramatically increase operating costs due to a wide range of factors. For example, a 1/8-inch thick layer of scale insulates heat transfer surfaces and causes a 20% to 25% loss of efficiency in boiler performance. Hard scale on boiler tube surfaces causes overheating and the failure of the boiler tubes. Scale within chiller condenser loops inhibits water flow and results in an additional 30% increase in energy usage. Safety valves coated with scale can become inoperable and impact plant safety.

Chemical-based descaling efforts add costs while producing unwanted health and environmental effects. The inefficiency of some chemicals requires even greater amounts to dissolve scales effectively. Acids, chemical inhibitors, and chelating agents create large amounts of scale waste material that pollutes groundwater. The toxicity of the solvents used for scale control and the waste created through the process requires safe work procedures and well-maintained control measures.

Apply Physics Rather Than Chemicals

Powerful alternatives to chemical-based descalers exist. In contrast to relying on salts and chemicals, Magnation’s passive inline water solutions decrease the impact on the environment through physical water conditioning. Magnation’s systems address critical water issues with an innovative scale reduction, scale removal, and scale prevention strategy.

Physical water conditioning uses physics to change the crystal structure of the molecules that create scale. Changing the molecular characteristics removes properties that allow scale-causing minerals to drop out and adhere to other surfaces. Magnation water solutions break the large scale-producing molecules into microscopic particles. Because the inactive, suspended particles flow freely, turbulence pushes minerals through the system — without the use of chemicals.

Reduce the Dangers of Biofilm

Biofilm and bacteria plague cooling towers, evaporative condensers, piping, and hot water systems with foul odors and the risk of infectious diseases. Magnation water solutions alter the physical, chemical, and biological properties of the water to reduce the potential for microorganisms attaching to surfaces and forming biofilm. Rather than dosing industrial systems with biocides, scale and corrosion inhibitors, or dispersants — which can increase the risk of bacterial resistance and harm to the environment — Magnation systems use generated magnetic fields and fluid dynamics to dissolve and flush the minerals in the bulk fluid flow.

Improve Flow and Conserve Energy

The high viscosity of hard water produces friction that leads to greater wear and tear on equipment and higher energy costs. Magnation water descaling units produce energy savings of up to 40% by reducing viscosity and friction. Pumps perform better, require less maintenance, and have longer service life spans. Reducing friction also improves the heat transfer in cooling systems, decreases downtime, and cuts energy requirements.

Magnation’s maintenance-free water scale removal technologies help oil and gas production units, agricultural applications, processing plants, manufacturing facilities, mining operations, and other industries save water, reduce chemical use, conserve energy, and decrease costs. Magnation’s complete line of easy-to-use water technology products includes a two-year, money-back guarantee, along with world-class support.

FC Ajax Amsterdam Thinking Ahead

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Magnation_RainlikeWater_Ajax_01Martin Brummel, Head Groundskeeper at FC Ajax NV, has made a commitment to alleviating all chemicals by 2020, to abide by the new environmental law set by The Netherlands—a genuine leader for a new standard of sustainability. While the EU has an agreement to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in 2020 by 20% on 1990 levels, the Netherlands maintains it’s aggressive efforts to remove chemical use by then.

Read the details of the decisions made here: A General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020 ‘Living well, within the limits of our planet’

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) calls on European delegates to promote an ambitious international framework beyond 2020, based on their commitments to release the European Strategy for a Non-Toxic Environment by 2018. The release of such a strategy would make Europe a leader in the SAICM discussions and inspire much needed progress on safe chemicals management.

Magnation is poised to be the solution for not only saving water (which came in handy during the tremendous heat wave this summer), but also assisting the removal of chemicals from turf management (and Ag!) protocol.

The good news is it won’t be so difficult for the Toekomst, the elite training facility for internationally acclaimed, champion-studded professional soccer club out of Amsterdam. Magnation was installed two years ago and as of this summer has amplified the benefits by adding a couple more double-duty Aquabolts to their facility.

The fact that Magnation impacts soil health and promotes moisture retention with balanced distribution is one reason soil amendments can be removed from the menu. Need greener greens? Nature has a way of doing that by absorbing optimal amounts of nutrition… which can be done by way of improving root structures and improved capillary action in the soil, making room for delicious and nutritious molecules to funnel straight up into the vigorous turf those blessed players pound on daily. These things add up, especially when aiming to reduce emissions and significantly curtail the impacts of chemical use.

We keep it simple. Leveraging natural physics is our remedy.

Love Almonds!

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

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The Annual Almond Board Conference, held in Sacramento, CA every December is one of Magnation’s reminders the holidays are here. Our company has been exhibiting since 2009, and have gained a great deal of traction in the nuts industry (yes, it’s easier when you’re nutty yourself).

The conversation lends itself towards water quality & salinity, soil health and of course water conservation without damaging yield productivity.

What is inspiring is that data shows almond growers have steadily improved their water efficiency by 33% over the last 30 years for every pound of almonds grown today! 

One of the ubiquitous issues almond farmers deal with is WATER QUALITY. “Treating the water is extremely important for getting results in farming. Some water is totally unacceptable to plants. Some water is so hard that you have to be very specific where you put it or you’re not going to get good results. Almonds arevery sensitive to water that has certain elements in it. Treating the water with Magnation addresses that problem.” says Chuck Dees, California-based irrigation consultant of 18,000 acres of fruits, vegetables and nuts.
 
WATER CONSERVATION is on everybody’s mind. “I’d say with Magnation you will likely get better results with less water than you would normally have to use. For instance, instead of using 1.000 acre foot of water to produce a certain crop,you would only need to use .950 ac/ft. That’s asignificant savings! Sometimes water costs as much as $2,000 per ac/ft. So if you can save 50 acre feet,then there’s a $100,000 savings in water alone.We know we’ve saved water and money using Magnation’s water systems.”

LESS CHEMICALS is a benefit a grower just can’t ignore. “Where I’ve seen the most benefit is in tree health,” says Mike Etchegoinberry, a Fresno, California almond grower. “Compared to the average grower in this area, my need to spray for bugs is a lot less. I speak to other growers around here and I know that they’re using insecticides much more than I do. I know my tress are a lot healthier than others around here; everyone who stops by, comments on how good the trees look. We’re all caring for our trees the same way, but the difference the other growers aren’t using Magnation.”

Read the article here…  “In Defense of Almonds— Growers are finding ways to produce healthy trees, reduce the use of pesticides and save water, despite the drought”.