Hydroflow descaler is the only alternative to salt (resin) water softener which could completely control and stop scale buildup in the HVAC and industrial plumbing. The most successful story about Hydropath Company is the smart HydroFlow which works with hard water and eliminates the need for water softener and soft water.
The complete substitution of salt water softeners with HydroFlow descaler was initially disagreed by experts and HVAC engineers, because of failure of magnetic devices. They assumed that HydroFlow’s function is similar to magnetic descaler. Thanks to Hydopath technology today Chiller rooms with a capacity of 4,000 tons of refrigeration since 2008 in Tehran and 8,000 tons of refrigeration since 2011 in Kashan have been operating scale-free by HydroFlow even by omitting salt water softeners and chemical dosing pumps.
Even with high water hardness, in all projects of Radin Gostar Sina, resin water softeners are removed from the system and raw water directly is used in all plumbing circuits.
The UK designed Hydroflow descaler is capable of inducing safe and stable radio signals at frequencies of 120-200 KHz into the water. Applying signals leads to the formation of stable crystals inside the water, and these symmetrical crystals do not stick to the surfaces and are washed away with the flow from the critical region (heat exchanger, boilers, etc.).
Crystal formation requires both anion (carbonate and bicarbonate) and cation (calcium and magnesium) to create stable calcite crystals which are calcium carbonate and magnesium. Water softeners remove cationic ions from the water and unbalance amount of anions and cations. HydroFlow descaler could not operate properly due to this unbalance and this is the main reason to omit water softeners from the system.
The importance of this unique technology in the world is the ability to use hard raw water without the need for designing chemical treatment system in the industry. The volume of water wastes in the backwash and rinse operation of resins and is about 8-15% of the water produced.
Relation between scale buildup and corrosion:
Hard water and soft water have different reaction in of scaling and corrosion.
Hard water = high precipitation - low corrosion
Soft water = Low precipitation - High corrosion
It is very difficult for operators to balance the scale potential and corrosion potential of water. In practice, when using salt water softeners, the removal of hard minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, turns the hard water into the soft water and increase the tendency for corrosion in water. It requires the injection of anti-corrosion chemicals. In other hand the hard water due to the presence of hardness minerals such as calcium and magnesium has a high tendency for precipitation.
The only logical way to control these two problems simultaneously (precipitation and corrosion) is to use a solution that, without changing the hardness minerals of water, prevents precipitation in the equipment. It is obvious that salt water softeners due to the above description increase the corrosion potential of the water and injection on anti-corrosion chemical is an obligation for the system. HydroFlow descaler is the only water treatment system that works directly with hard water and control scale build up while reducing corrosion in plumbing. You can easily play important role in saving water and energy consumption, scale and corrosion control by correct decision.
HydroFlow Vs. water softener;
The water softener needs space for installation and operation but Hydroflow needs space and directly could be installed on the pipes.
The water softener need plumbing and pipe connections and valves but Hydroflow needs no cutting and no plumbing. The water softener outlet should be connected to make up line of expansion tanks or feed lines. HydroFlow could be easily mounted on the pipe without any excess plumbing. In cost calculation comparison between HydroFlow and water softener material and plumbing cost should be considered.