General faq's

Is anything added to the water during treatment?
No, both catalytic and combination treatment use nonsacrifical components so nothing is added to the water during the process.

What happens to the treated calcium carbonate?
Our conditioners cause calcium carbonate to precipitate as an insoluble crystal. Calcium carbonate is still CaCo3 just in an altered way. Think of water itself, its h20 but can take the form of water, ice, steam, snow. Many other compounds are the same and our conditioners exploit the ability to create a stable non-adhering formation of calcium carbonate. Once precipitated calcium carbonate remains as microscopic crystals in suspension in the water and will float round eventually exiting a drain or bleed valve. If treated water is remaining in a static environment for a prolonged period of time then this crystal suspension can often settle out and take the form of very fine powder or soft sludge.
There is no record of this deposition having enough consistency to cause blockages in valves or outlets.

Why are our conditioners considered so green?
Our conditioners can be considered amongst the greenest water treatment available. It is a completely power free system and has no sacrificial components requiring regular replacement. There is no salt required, no wasted water and our conditioners require no replacement parts

Why isn’t there a bigger effect on pressure losses?
Both catalytic and magcat systems have internal components designed to minimise resistance as water passes through it.

Mixing treated and untreated water
Mixing treated and untreated water will have an impact on treatment quality. If two separate sources are supplying a single piece of equipment and do not mix before the area where scaling would occur both should be treated.

What are the general life expectancy of the conditioners
Dependant on use, a minimum of 10 years can be expected however it is not uncommon for conditioners to last between 15-20 years

Selecting a size without knowing the flow rate.
In general applications conditioners should be sized based on the pipe diameter unless the flow rate is known to be low or there is relatively heavy scale build up inside the pipe a conditioner 1 size smaller than the pipe diameter should’ve used. Fluid dynamics has a wide range of connection options available accommodating the various international standards.

Why is selecting the right diameter so important?
Selecting the wrong size diameter including using a larger diameter than needed can compromise water delivery and affect treatment quality. Size should be selected based on flow rate and if required suitable reducers should be used to connect to intended pipe work

Is treated water safe to consume?
Catalytic and MagCat systems have been used in portable systems for over 40 years and has received numerous safety certifications some of which are listed in this handbook