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Press Releases October 17, 2006 avance Contact: Avance Control Announces the Release of Avance 3.0 Software now offers support for real time data aquisition and OPC clients SEATTLE, WA -- On Nov 01, 2006, Avance Control, the developer of Avance real time statistical process control and data aquisition solutions, announces the release of Avance 3.0, an integrated quality control tool designed specifically to aquire data and calculate statistical control of processes in real time. Avance offers many new enhancements, flexible charting, OPC clients, data analysis tools, a python scripting integrated environment for data analysis. First released in 2005, Avance is a 'no frills' SPC software. The software was developed specifically for non technical manufacturers and engineers who need quality controls tools. Avance manages, in real time, data from inputs such as manual input, Excel spreadsheets, text files, serial connecti

Water Treatment and the Environment

With his permission we are including an article he was requested to submit: ********************************************************************** Water Treatment and the Environment Author Arne Vestad: BSME In my 26 year’s as a Marine Engineer I have used a lot of chemicals for water treatment in boilers and jacket cooling water on board the ships I sailed on. We knew that the product we were using was dangerous to handle, it could be a fire hazard if not properly stored and it was a hazard to the crew who had to handle it. As a technical manager for a US company with a number of vessels in operation in Alaskan waters, we were looking for alternatives to the Hazardous Chemicals both for water treatment and cleaning on board. This was late 80’s and early 90’s and we could not find any usable product on the market. In the early 90’s an alternative water treatment product was introduced to the Marine Industry by a Norwegian company, IWTM A/S. The product name is ELYSATOR. This is a
Why should I consider self performing my water treatment? Before we look at a typical water treatment program, let's ask the question: why some folks have their yard's cut by a yard service while others like you and I have to do it yourself. I am assuming that we can all come to the conclusion that; 1) they do not want to do it themselves due to time constraints etc..; 2) they can not do it physically for various reasons; 3) it is financially doable. For these very same reasons I look at self performing water treatment and ask the same questions. A common misconception in the service side of water treatment is that only the supplier (Chem. Co) can successfully manipulate the waterside and guarantee a successful program. You could do your yard as well if not better than that yard man. Secondly, managers often think that the amount of time to conduct daily checks would be a no vote for self performing. This is also a misconception in that with the new technology out there
GOOD NEWS! We have discovered what we believe to be a revolution in closed loop treatment. We are recommending this approach for those that are wanting to reduce their chemical exposure in their plants. Please contact us to learn more about this tried and tested process. Below is just a brief rundown on the Elysator. Most common criteria Residues: ideally, the water in a system is free of residues. The corrosion products, magnetite (black) and rust indicate corrosion and can themselves cause damage (clogging, erosion). pH: determination of the heating waters pH is an important factor. Water with a pH of less than 7 is referred to as "acid" while water with a pH of 7 - 14 is referred to as "basic". Water used for heating must be basic and is regarded as not promoting corrosion if its pH is no less than 8.3 and no more than 9.5. A pH that is too high will tend to erode aluminum components if the flow conditions are unfavorable. Oxygen content: the water used to fi
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Boiler efficiency - well what is it?

Operational? … Fireside? ... Waterside? ... Mechanical? ... Other? Well maybe it's all - what do you think? Which one carries the most weight? Working with waterside (hence "Waterside Asset Management") for so many years, we constantly preached the gospel according to chemical side and program control issues. I do believe that chemicals and their control on the waterside contribute significantly to boiler efficiency; however, the way some boilers are made to run operationally – makes the waterside a small and distant issue. Operationally: Read the manufacturers recommendations and you will find running the boiler to 80% of its designed load is where one will witness maximum steam/fuel efficiency. Now some plants have to run two at lower lbs/hr rather than one at full load for spikes – or for emergency back-up. Fireside: Does your burner and fuel/air mixture measure up to the standards you expect. Are EPA standards for emissions holding you back? Incomplete combustio

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I agree but let me also add...

I agree with everything you have said. I would like to add that it has been my contention that here in this area the Dolphin is slightly handicapped if there are low suspended solids along with low dissolved solids. Remember, you can have low dissolved solids with high suspended and vice verse. It really depends on how well the incoming water is filtered and also on the immediate environment – like towers close to roads, dusty regions, foliage etc… The principle behind the claimed charge neutralization phenomena depends on suspended colloidal particles and not just dissolved solids. Other than that you have hit it on the nail. I was impressed with the bio-control functionality of the unit. Showing clearer water certainly is a function of that control. Once again, it is all about making the right choice, and further more having that choice is what I seek for customers and for our own edification. By the way, think your input was worth more the $0.02 – just thought you would like to kno

But I might add that...

Here is a response from a reader of the blog - modified to not reveal location or businesses: Sir, I was interested to see the writeup on the pulse power stuff on your site. I figured that I would give my $0.02 as I have taken some time to look into this type of product in the past. I will agree that it does work as advertised IF you have adequate solids (especially CaC03) in your makeup water to begin with. It appears to work especially well with well water due to the large quantity of dissolved salts in the well water. Because our makeup water is especially low in solids due to it being surface water, we determined that it was not a good fit for this business. If you look at the installations that are successful in the area (such as abcdefghijk), they do have ground sourced makeup water. Some of the consistent comments that I did encounter is that the Bio fouling control was especially good. “The water is always exceptionally clear.” And so on. There were a number of installations t

Discussion About the Dolphin System

Reference document: 089 03/15/2006 Discussion About the Dolphin System Waterside Asset Management, Gordon Guthrie - Consultant Starting with potatoes skins & tannin, water treatment has taken on many forms. Since then technology has allowed us to experiment with both chemical and mechanical means. Chemical approaches to water problems have certainly been the main thrust; however, there have been a good symbiotic relationship with mechanical devices such as the DA mechanically stripping the oxygen and sulfite acting as a chemical scavenger. One without the other in this case is not in the best interest of the user. Other mechanical devises have served alongside with chemicals, filtration, DAF’s, belt press, softeners, DI, RO, etc… I have recently had the opportunity to study the Dolphin system in a way that I was not able before (being chemically biased) and have come to the conclusion that the pulsed electrical field has worked and does have merit in the water conditioning and tr
Choices - how to make them: If one had just purchased a NCD (non-chemical-device) you would assume they would support that it works, on the other hand if one were to have just signed a large contract for a water treatment company for services and product - they would support that also. Which one is in the right camp? It is very interesting to hear the stories now that I am no longer under the influence of bias thought. Being open to all technologies has given me a greater sense of what this business is all about. More to come I'm sure. Gordon Guthrie Waterside Asset Management Cell: 425-293-5763