How can the outcomes of the Merus water treatment be checked?
There are several possibilities to watch the effect and performance of the Merus water treatment in industrial applications. Depending on the problem, different performance indicators can be utilized for a before and after comparison. With this information, you can select the further procedure after your trial phase or decide to monitor for a longer term.
Comparison of flow rates
Often, a performance monitoring structure has already been installed, which makes it easy to compare the data before and after the installation of a treated and an untreated system. It depends on the level of data access and your preferences, to opt for a particular method. If you for instance kept track of the flow rate in the past, this would be a convenient approach to measure the influence of the Merus water treatment for your system. In order to compare the values, either the data of previous times or those of a structurally identical pipe is required.
In the graph you can see the values of two similar systems in one company; both get the same type and amount of water and the same issues with fouling occurs. The trend line in the first graph shows a decreasing flow rate, because of the reduced pipe diameter due to deposits at the walls of the pipe. The second graph shows a stabilized development with a fairly increasing flow rate.
Observing Energy Consumption
The level of energy consumption exemplifies the efficiency of a system, which is why it is an adequate indicator to check the effects of the Merus water treatment. This can be essential for heat exchangers, yet also for other applications. Just like the flow rates, a data comparison of before and after the installation is necessary to understand the values.
In the table you can see the comparison of two heating circuits. One is treated by the Merus technology and the other one is left in its original state. The data has been recorded for a period of 7 months; before and after having installed the Merus Ring.
The untreated heating circuit shows a reduced efficiency, whereas the treated heating circuit actually shows an improved efficiency rate. In this case, the gas savings are more than 30,000 m3.