Northview REIT wants to verify the capabilities and savings the HydroFLOW system can offer – prior to a larger rollout of the systems throughout the portfolio.

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DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM

  • The purpose of this Pilot study is to show the effects of the HydroFLOW units to lower the Energy, Chemical and Maintenance costs on the Domestic Hot Water Recirculation System
  • Northview REIT wants to verify the capabilities and savings the HydroFLOW system can offer – prior to a larger rollout of the systems throughout the portfolio.
  • Limescale is a major energy robbing insulator of heat transfer surfaces at 6% per 1mm buildup
  • Boiler tubes tend to build up calcium rapidly, this relatively new Futura Boiler by RBI already has a buildup even though new in October 2019
  • Steve Whall, Service Manager , ARIS building Technology was surprised at the calcium build up on a fairly new Boiler as seen in the below photo
  • Limescale was observed at approximately 0.25mm after 3 months of operation

RESULTS

  • Pilot Study was successful
  • Photographic and visual inspection show existing scaling has been eliminated
  • No New scaling has formed
  • Heat Transfer surfaces are completely free of build up
  • Efficiency maintained at highest capability, lowest energy use possible for heating Domestic Hot Water DHW
  • NO corrosion was found in boiler tubes
  • Parafoss feed is no longer required.