SEPCO Special Services

Water Utilization Studies

What Is a Water Utilization Study?


If you’re involved in a slurry-type application or seek a cutting-edge leakage analysis, our expertise is at your service. Employing ultrasonic testing, we meticulously audit your plant’s media, flush water, and leak rate to optimize the flush water process. A common finding is that plants often maintain high flush water flow rates but overlook maintaining flush pressure at 15 to 20 psi over the stuffing box pressure. Our emphasis is on sustained pressures, not just flow rates, as this maximizes the performance of seals and packing.

Illustrating our commitment, we recently conducted a Water Utilization Study at a food processing plant. The plant faced a substantial sewer bill, nearly $1 million monthly, attributed to a high solids content. Implementing closed-loop systems on various equipment, we successfully eliminated water usage on specific pumps and valves, showcasing our ability to address and enhance water utilization efficiency.

A Water Utilization Study Will Help You

  • Reduce water usage
  • Prolong the life of your equipment
  • Eliminate process dilution
  • Reduce evaporation costs
  • Eliminate process costs
  • Reduce leakage to the atmosphere
  • Minimize corrosion on equipment
  • Reduce housekeeping problems

What Do I Get?

We conduct a comprehensive analysis of your existing water consumption and formulate a tailored water reduction strategy for each stuffing box within your plant. A standard paper mill or chemical plant typically utilizes two to three million gallons of water annually per stuffing box. When multiplied across all equipment, the potential for substantial water consumption reduction becomes evident. Our approach not only provides a detailed overview of your current water usage but also identifies significant opportunities for implementing efficient water conservation practices throughout your facility.

How Long Is Setup?

Timelines vary based on pieces of equipment, but we generally complete water utilization studies and provide recommendations within one to two weeks.

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