Salt is one of the most precious natural compounds known to man. Being the “salt of the earth” or being “worth one’s salt” has long been a compliment. The very word salt comes from the Latin for salary when people were literally paid in salt. Throughout history people have used salt to make bread and more importantly as a vital food preservative to keep bacteria from growing on cured meats and cheeses. Continue reading
What is Scale?
Scale is the concentration of minerals (often calcium and magnesium) that form when water is heated and the minerals precipitate from the water and collect on the surfaces of pipes, plumbing fixtures and equipment that uses water. Water with a high mineral content is considered hard at 7 grains per gallon (gpg) and does not have to be truly hot to form scale. Even slight changes in temperature can cause scale buildup on plumbing infrastructure. Continue reading
A bulk brine system manages water conditioning salt brine levels in commercial and industrial water treatment applications.
Four factors can determine if there is a need for a bulk brine system.
- Is the facility located in a hard water region?
- What is the facility’s current or expected salt usage?
- Are there concerns about salt storage and handling logistics?
- Are there mechanical room design challenges?