Your Containers and Drums?
For any cooling tower maintenance, scale control is crucial. Normally scale control is done using liquids that contain antiscalants and corrosion inhibitors. It is a good enough method, but hardly the most convenient. Adding chemicals to the cooling towers, especially the ones on the roof, can be tough. Furthermore, the drums that contain the chemicals are difficult to transport, store, and prepare for recycling.
Recycling vs. Reuse Containers
Cleaning hazardous chemical containers prior to recycling or disposal can be costly and time consuming.
Most chemicals for scale and corrosion control come in a liquid form so draining and triple rinsing the empty containers for recycling is a must. This presents a few unique problems. First of all the chemicals may be reactive and can be hazardous in nature, so careful handling with personal protective equipment (PPE) is required, special arrangements* are often needed for a proper cleaning, and the standards for cleaning, drying, and tagging requires extra manpower, resources, and the proper disposal of the rinse water.
So, what is the alternative? Fortunately, a safe and green alternative is now available, with less waste and significantly easier handling.
Inhibitors In The Form Of Traceable Solids
G-C SolidTrac® is designed as a concentrated form of our liquid antiscalant and corrosion inhibitor formula and applied easily onsite with a unique dissolving system.
Garratt-Callahan’s G-C SolidTrac®
The products are manufactured following EPA’s 12 Principles of Green Chemistry and transported in a low carbon footprint profile.
- No Heavy Drums to Move
- Eliminates Spill Potentials
- No On-Site Storage or Drum Disposal
- More Chemical Yield Per Pound
- Explore LEED Points
A case of 8 discs (40 pounds net per case); is equivalent to 40 – 55 gallons of liquid chemicals (approx 440-600lbs).
G-C SolidTrac® disc products are designed for systems having greater than 500 tons of online load.
Advantages of Using G-C SolidTrac®
G-C SolidTrac® water treatment products use state of the art and proven chemical formulations manufactured as a solid concentrate. The products are transported in a low carbon footprint profile and applied easily onsite with a unique dissolving system. You receive all the benefits of a liquid chemical program without the liquid handling issues.
In addition, G-C SolidTrac® products contain a fluorescent tracer which allows you to control and track your chemical feed remotely with a G-C LumiTrac® Controller.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- What is the optimal G-C SolidTrac® Application?
Application: This product is intended for use as scale and corrosion control inhibitors in open recirculating cooling water systems, air washers, and evaporative condensers. They are formulated for use in systems having >500 tons operating load.
- How is chemical delivery monitored and controlled?
Our proprietary system of installed sensors measures the chemical concentration levels in the water and regulates the chemical feed. The G-C LumiTrac® system combines the best of innovative G-C treatment and technology to ensure continuous monitoring and reliable treatment with fast and easy-to-access reporting.
- How does the price of solid chemicals compare to the use of liquid chemical treatment?
In addition to the features listed above, you can find additional savings in convenience and ease of use, transportation and labor costs, and the benefits of an eco-friendly system.
- What does a typical system installation look like?
Restore your equipment room and regain valuable storage areas with our state-of-the-art design and installation.
Before / After
Included in Every Chemical Service:
The G-C Advantage program takes into account monitoring and testing to reduce maintenance costs and downtime while preventing any risk of damage.
- Regular Onsite Testing and Field Service Reports
- Testing & Treating Makeup & System Water
- Reduce the Risk of Handling Hazardous Chemicals
- Staying Informed With G-C’s Preventative System Checks
Garratt-Callahan provides the expertise, training and all the chemicals needed to keep your cooling towers serviced with treated water and operating at maximum efficiency.
Contact us to learn more about how your cooling tower maintenance fits into the G-C Advantage program.
*Special Arrangements – The EPA has specific standards and fines up to $28,000 per container if not properly prepared and tagged. Local regulations may apply to the collection and proper disposal of rinse water. Also, there are 2 classifications of disposal water to be designated as “hazardous” and “extremely hazardous”. As all containers must also be drip-dried, facility space will be required and properly designated.