The linear kinetic cell
The LKC eliminates hardwater scale in:
- Heat exchangers
- Cooling towers
- Prevents hardwater scale from re-forming in mechanical systems
- Mechanical systems run smoother, last longer
- No chemical to buy, no water management required
- Significantly lowers operating costs
- Protects equipment
- No pollution
- Environmentally friendly
- Easier faster re-certification of boiler, very little clean out
- The LKC is a one time cost, ongoing chemical costs stopped for good.
The LKC System is an effective, proven means of scale control for all types of commercial and industrial applications, including cooling towers, boilers, air compressors, ice machines, heat exchangers and hot water heaters.
Principles of Operation (How does it Work?)
Water contains minerals of different types and concentrations, depending upon the substructure from which it is pumped. Water is a universal solvent, and therefore dissolves any material that it is in contact with at various rates, depending on the material. Minerals such as calcium, manganese, and iron are examples of minerals that are easily dissolved, and are normally present in water, regardless of the source.
Minerals behave like tiny magnets when exposed to the electromagnetic energy field. This energy is sufficient to align the dipoles, forming a molecular chain, and these minerals will no longer form scale.
Application: For example we manufactured a 20' LKC to fit an intake line for a steelmill. This system is fabricated from #304 stainless steel, with welded flanges, and meets the explosion proof codes as required in the area of application.
Process water which is pumped in from Lake Michigan creates many problems in heat exchanges, pumps, water lines, etc. due to precipitation of minerals, (scale build-up). Installation of the Linear Kinetic Cell has eliminated scaling, as well as periodic acid cleaning to maintain peak efficiency. Since no chemicals are used, the process water is returned to the lake without pretreatment.
LABOR: Chemical treatment requires continuous monitoring, adjusting feed, servicing of feed equipment, handling, and extensive water testing required to maintain proper water chemistry.
SAFETY: Safety is the most feared part of using chemical treatment in water systems. There have been cases of severely burned hands, arms, and faces of persons handling chemicals.
The LKC System requires no chemicals.
SPACE: The LKC System requires little room for installation since the entire cell is placed directly into the water line, requiring only electrical service.
CONTINUOUS TREATMENT: The LKC System operates automatically, 24 hours a day with no assistance.
NON-POLLUTING: The LKC System is non-polluting. All treatment is accomplished through Ener-Tecs induction.
EXPENDITURE: You can normally own an LKC System for less than it costs to operate a chemical system for one year.
INSTALLATION: Installation of the LKC System requires a minimum of time and labor. The average installation time is approximately one hour.
ENERGY SAVINGS: Tests have proven that we can save the customer as much as 75% in energy costs when installing the LKC System. Tests have proven that on condenser tubes, a scale build-up of 1/32” will cut the Chillers efficiency by 25%.
COST: The LKC is available in different sizes, depending on your system. Please contact Energyflow for a quote.
The manufacturer maintains a qualified engineering staff experienced in assisting Original Equipment Manufacturers with their water problems. Design, prototype and testing is offered to determine the feasibility of the Linear Kinetic Cell use in conjunction with the O.E.M. equipment.