Process Water

Water used in manufacturing processes, power generation, and other applications is often tested for quality. When water operators are able to control process water quality, they are able to more consistently prevent issues like sediment buildup or corrosion. In addition, operators are able to properly balance the chemical makeup of process water which often reduces chemical usage, and they are able to fine tune treatment intervals to ensure that process water is optimized to prevent equipment downtime and unplanned maintenance.

Industrial operations, that are dependent on process water, can monitor over 30 parameters (including heavy metals) with the KETOS SHIELD. Data remotely collected from the KETOS SHIELD is automatically available in the KETOS Analytics platform so that process controls can be established, water quality thresholds can be configured, and threshold-based alerts can be delivered in real-time via email or SMS. As a result, operators are able to make real-time decisions, better plan maintenance intervals, decrease unplanned downtime, and to improve the longevity of complex and expensive equipment.

Did You Know?

Monitoring of water quality is crucial to ensuring process reliability. This allows any variations to be quickly identified and resolved. Parameters monitored can include pH, conductivity, and chlorine content, as well as temperature and flow rate.

Lead can enter, inadvertently, through manufacturing processes. For example, plumbing that contains lead can contaminate water used in food production.

Water is used for many industrial applications, including dilution, steam generation, washing, and cooling of manufacturing equipment. Industrial water is also used as cooling water for energy generation in fossil fuel and nuclear power plants or as wastewater from certain industrial processes.

High levels of heavy metals have been found in baby food across brands - including lead, cadmium, and arsenic in 100% of baby food made by responding companies with inorganic arsenic testing between 28% and 93% higher in the finished products at one company.

The FDA considers water “agricultural” if it is intended to/likely to contact covered produce or food-contact surfaces. For example: irrigation water directly applied to the harvestable portion of a crop, water for preparing crop sprays, and water used for washing/cooling all harvested produce.

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What Water Quality Parameter Do You Test Most Often?

The KETOS SHIELD remotely monitors dozens of water quality parameters. Which one do your water operators test most often?