Empowering Pumps Explains Benefits of Water Utilization Study

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What’s one thing all industrial facilities have in common? Water. They all use water to operate efficiently. But do you know how much water they use. Better yet, how much water does your plant use? Knowing the answer can help your team conserve water and save money.

According to an article on the Empowering Pumps website, industrial water treatment systems treat water for many different plant applications, including:

  • Consumption
  • Manufacturing
  • Cooling
  • Dilution
  • Cleaning
  • Disposal

The technologies selected for these systems and the order that they are installed depend on the contaminants that must be removed.

Some of the most in-demand industrial water treatment systems include:

Why Should You Conduct a Water Use Study?

Because water treatment is costly and energy intensive, plants should strive for efficient and effective water use. If they don’t, money could literally go down the drain.

To ensure that your water use is as efficient as possible, you need to understand where and how it is used. Additionally, you should identify where your system is losing or leaking water.

A water utilization study can save millions of gallons per year. It also helps plants:

  • Decrease water use
  • Prolong equipment life
  • Reduce corrosion on equipment
  • Eliminate process dilution
  • Reduce evaporation costs
  • Minimize process costs
  • Reduce leakage to atmosphere
  • Decrease housekeeping issues

What Happens During This Study?

Experts use ultrasonic testing to audit a plant’s media, flush water, and leak rate. Experts provide a summary of your facility’s current water consumption during the water use study. They also develop a water reduction strategy for every stuffing box in the plant. The completion of water use studies usually takes between one and two weeks.

If you’re interested in having an expert conduct a water utilization study at your plant, please contact one of our experts.

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About the Author
Anna Claire Howard is a contributing writer, editor, and content marketing specialist for Sealing Equipment Products Co. Inc. (SEPCO) and has been since Spring 2019. Before those two big life changes, she was the content marketing specialist for Fluke Accelix; assistant editor for Grand View Outdoors, publisher of Bowhunting World, Predator Xtreme, Whitetail Journal, Tactical Retailer, and Shooting Sports Retailer; managing editor for Media Solutions, Inc., publisher of Gear Solutions, Wind Systems, and Thermal Processing magazines; assistant editor for MSI; and the editorial intern for B.A.S.S., LLC, publisher of Bassmaster Magazine and Bassmaster.com. In these B2B/B2C roles, Anna Claire developed an appreciation for the industrial sector, as well as the operators and technicians who make up the workforce. You can find her on LinkedIn at bit.ly/ACHowardLI.