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What is the WET2400?

Put simply…  The WET2400 is a mineral binding system used for physical water treatment replacing scale inhibitor chemicals.  It is reliably designed with ‘hardened’ (AEC-Q100) integrated circuits for many of the core components.  Its output signal can be configured via USB port for programming a prescribed signal; thus, ‘tuning’ the results for the system and makeup water for which it is installed.  In addition, the power output can be configured for a variety of pipe diameters and material.  

 

The configuration and programming capabilities offer flexibility and scalability for variations in applications.  These features allow representatives to “custom tune” the WET2400 in the field/on-site to customer applications for specific needs, be it flow, pipe material/size or specific minerals present in the system (e.g. silica also known as silicon dioxide, etc.)!

 

Installation of the coil and WET2400 unit (“the system”) is simple and non-intrusive to existing pipes/equipment/plumbing system.

How Does WET2400 work?

The WET2400 is a mineral binding system used in physical water treatment applications.  Its microprocessor-based circuitry controls a precise frequency-sweeping signal with reversing-polarity amplitudes to create, control and vary electromagnetic fields (EMF).  The EMF affect the behavior of charged objects in the vicinity of the field, in this case, the fluid passing through the treated pipes. These prescribed EMF control deposits of mineral scale in equipment and plumbing system components by temporarily altering their ionic charge; thus, causing the minerals to bind together.  Once bound, the minerals have satisfied their natural and physical need to attract to an opposite charge – thus, losing their adhesive properties.  This mineral binding activity forces the ions (anions & cations) to precipitate (or "fall") out of the solute phase which keeps them away from heat-exchange components, piping, equipment, appliances, etc.  Hence, scaling and mineral fouling are prevented and/or reduced.  

Why is scale/mineral fouling a problem?

Calcium carbonate is a chemical compound with the chemical formula CaCO3.  It is a common substance found in rock in all parts of the world and is usually the principal cause of hard water.  Hard water causes scaling or mineral fouling, which is the left over mineral deposits that are formed after the hard water has evaporated.  The scale or mineral fouling clogs pipes, damages water heaters/exchangers, adheres to condenser tubes (causing pitting), decreases efficiency and decreases the life expectancy of the associated equipment.

Water-based heat exchange systems experience accelerated and excessive mineral fouling because the solubility of CaCO3 decreases with the increase in temperature, also known as "retrograde" or "inverse" solubility.  Over time as mineral fouling continues and layers of scale increases, the heat transfer efficiency decreases dramatically and energy losses occur – resulting in higher energy costs for the operating facility.

So, why use WET2400?

The WET2400 mineral binding system solves and/or reduces many of the energy efficiency and cost problems mentioned above.

Mineral fouling is a very expensive problem for facilities maintenance and their budgets. Mineral fouling acts as an insulator decreasing the efficiency of water used for both heating and cooling (as well as many other applications).  Labor and maintenance downtime for acid cleaning of the complete system and bore brushing of chiller/condenser tubes to remove the scale/mineral fouling becomes increasingly expensive.  Equipment and plumbing system components benefit from increased corrosion resistance, increased life expectancy and better flow.  

The mineral binding properties that result from WET2400 operation lowers the surface tension of water because surface tension relies on surface area minimization (or the smallest possible surface area to volume ratio).  The lower surface tension makes the water “wetter” without the use of surfactants.  In certain applications, like agriculture, surfactants are used to decrease surface tension.  In addition, lower surface tension will increase the life expectancy of filtration media/membranes.  The lowered surface tension results gives facility maintenance teams more reasons to use the WET2400 mineral binding system and more value and added costs savings as well.

To find out more, please click on our Representatives link to contact one of our authorized representatives.  Discuss your application with them and discover how the WET2400 Mineral Binding System can help save your company’s resources!

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