Accession Number:

ADA143020

Title:

Evaluation of Commercial Magnetic Descalers.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

With the increased costs of maintaining boilers and chillers entrepreneurs around the country have offered magnetic and similar devices to facilities as viable alternatives to their maintenance program. This report gives a brief history of some of the previous research on the validity of these manufacturers claims and details controlled laboratory and field tests performed by the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory CERL. CERL test results failed to substantiate claim of the magnetic device manufacturers that their units stop scale deposition. Moreover, the claims concerning corrosion control in the systems treated by their devices were also unsubstantiated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE