Platform Maintains Cooling System Efficiency


Aug 04, 2010

GE's TrueSense platform offers direct online monitoring of critical water chemistries, personal instrumentation that is said to cut offline testing time, and a data analysis and display capability.

“Maintaining cooling system efficiency to manage costs and minimize our water footprint is a critical aspect of our operation,” says Terry Black, water treatment supervisor at NMLK Indiana, a Portage, Ind.-based steel mini-mill specializing in the production of hot rolled coils. “With TrueSense, we now have seen the impact of a much more precise and timely understanding of our water chemistry. This information has enabled us to optimize the amount of chemicals and water that we use and gives us the ability to operate the system more efficiently, leading to cost savings and less water used.”

Optimization of a cooling system using TrueSense is said to yield an estimated total operating costs savings of 25% or more when enabled with the right treatment chemistry.

TrueSense Online for Cooling can directly measure and monitor multiple core chemistries that are applied for effective cooling water treatment such as orthophosphate for corrosion control, proprietary polymers for deposit control, and the management of halogens like chlorine or bromine for microbiological control.

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