IWE products are added to water to control deposits, corrosion, and microbiological problems. The benefits of a successul water treatment program include extended equipment life, maximum energy efficiency, and reduced downtime while minimizing related health and safety issues. IWE’s products include water treatment chemicals, chemical feed equipment, and chemical control systems. The Company’s services include steam boiler treatment, cooling tower treatment, new water treatment construction consulting, cooling tower cleaning, and general water treatment inspection and service.

Closed Loops

Hot and chilled (closed) water systems are found in many applications, including space heating and cooling in commercial and industrial sites. Closed loops frequently receive little attention from the water management team, inspite of the fact that their failure is potentially more inconvenient and costly.
Industrial Water Engineering provides treatment and monitoring of closed loops to verify that the treatment program is meeting the goals for corrosion, deposits,  microbiological activity, and product concentration  levels. The corrosion monitoring should also have some provision to show that localized or pitting type attack is not taking place. Industrial Water Engineering's treatment programs are designed to fit your site specific water quality and system needs.

Freeze Protection

Industrial Water Engineering is able to help you with freeze protecting your systems.  Many heat-transfer applications require a heat-transfer fluid with lower freezing point than water. There are multiple types of antifreeze fluid materials. The most common antifreeze fluid, ethylene glycol, must not be used where there is the slightest chance of leakage to potable water or food processing systems.  At Industrial Water Engineering we use propylene glycol which is safe and approved for use in food processing systems. Monitoring the product concentration is a routine part of our treatment program.

If the system is using a glycol/water fluid, an additional requirement is verifying the amount of glycol present. At concentrations under 20%, glycols can undergo rapid biological degradation to an assortment of organic acids and intermediate products. These breakdown products are an ideal carbon source (nutrient) for microorganisms.

It should also be noted that some phosphate inhibitors used in some glycols, are quite sensitive to hardness in the water used. If good quality water is not used, the phosphates can react with the hardness present and form deposits.  

Please contact Industrial Water Engineering concerning your specific water treatment needs.