Treatment Value

Expert water treatment from Garratt-Callahan can cut your water, energy, and maintenance costs substantially. Proper maintenance can save you the cost of fixing or replacing equipment that’s been damaged by inadequate water treatment – not to mention the inconvenience of downtime and lost revenue usually associated with solving such problems.

The examples of water treatment ROI on this page show even very thin layers of deposited material from poorly treated water can drive up energy costs. Our case histories, featured throughout this website, also document how we’ve saved actual customers tens of thousands of dollars a year and more.


Examples of Water Treatment ROI

Scale
System: 1,000 ton chiller
Operation: 12 hours/day, 365 days/year
Cost of electricity: $12.8/kWh*
Scale thickness: 1/32 inch
Elimination of 1/32 inch of scale saved $19,223 per year.

Biological Fouling
System: 1,000 ton chiller
Operation: 12 hours/day, 365 days/year
Cost of electricity: $12.8/kWh*
Biofilm thickness: 1/1000 inch
Elimination of 1/1000 inch of biofilm saved $34,348 per year.

* Average US electrical cost as of October 2012


Operating Costs Compared

It’s a sliver of your overall facilities budget, but effective water treatment can make an enormous difference in your other costs. Your Garratt-Callahan representative can help you calculate the potential savings from your custom water treatment solution.

The diagram to the right illustrates this example. Although it’s a small fraction of your facilities budget, effective water treatment helps contain, if not reduce, your other costs.

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