Want to monitor for dissolved silica in your water? KETOS SHIELD offers rapid water testing for 30+ parameters. It also saves organizations high upfront investment expenditures via an industry-leading $0-CAPEX subscription model.
As an award-winning intelligent water management solution, KETOS SHIELD provides accurate monitoring for dissolved silica and 30+ water testing parameters. The solution allows organizations to leverage one solution for a full 360-degree view of their water quality.
Why Monitor Water for Dissolved Silica with KETOS
Dissolved silica is found in most natural waters and is used in many industrial applications (including food and pharmaceuticals) as an additive and for water filtration.
Silica in water usually appears at levels at or below 30 mg/L but can be as high as 1000 mg/L in brackish water.
When added to water in industrial processes, it may be used as a conditioner, detergent, or corrosion inhibitor. However, too much silica in water can cause issues for organizations that use boilers and steam applications, as high pressure can cause silica to deposit in boiler tubes and heat exchangers. These deposits ultimately affect heat transfer efficiency and decrease turbine blades’ efficiency. This buildup can cause downtime for the requisite removal and cleaning.
Due to buildup affecting operations uptime, silica levels must be kept as low as 0.005 mg/L in high-pressure applications. Monitoring for silica helps water operators catch inefficiencies and rebalance their water supply with infrastructure so that downtime can be kept to a minimum.
Monitoring for dissolved silica is just the beginning when you use KETOS.
The KETOS SHIELD remotely monitors dozens of water quality parameters. Which one do your water operators test most often?
KETOS is a fully integrated platform that combines hardware, software, connectivity, automated reporting, predictive analytics, and maintenance to automate water monitoring and testing. KETOS enables water operators to identify and solve mission-critical water efficiency and quality challenges in real-time, or before they happen through predictive algorithms, to ensure that water meets specific quality and safety standards.