Continuing in its policy of making the environment increasingly welcoming and at the same time reducing management costs, the Resort Management, given the good results obtained with the first intervention, decided to complete the water treatment of the wellness center.
The intervention consisted of the installation of two appliances on two steam generators for the Turkish bath and the installation of two specific appliances to assist the action envisaged by current legislation in the fight against bacteria and in particular the legionella pneumophila bacterium.
The action against the limestone and against the bacteria run hand in hand, not taking care of the growth of the limestone in some way nullifies or reduces the action against the bacteria for which we must ensure that both proceed successfully.
A few months before this decision, the maintainer had decided to install a softener, a system that, apart from the heavily negative side effects, is normally useful to prevent the formation of limestone, provided that it is properly sized based on actual use water, that the exchange resins are correctly replaced when exhausted, that salt is fed correctly and, finally, that it is correctly calibrated.
Operations that are all far from obvious so much is that something seemed to not work as expected, hence the decision to adopt AQUARING and deactivate the softener.
The only point to have immediate feedback is found in a HARVIA steam generator: a transparent silicon cup is installed under the machine, where you can see any material that precipitates.
Below a first photo taken immediately before installing the AQUARING H 25 destined for this machine and a few months after installing the softener.
It is evident that in the bottom of this container, which has not been opened, there are deposits of limestone that presents itself in the form of crushed stone.
Below we publish some photos of the silicon cup and of the material found inside, made after less than a month from the commissioning of AQUARING H 25: clearly the quantity is definitely higher and, what is more interesting, the quality is completely different , it is no longer a question of crushed stone but of curved pieces that let us understand how they are detached from the pipe whose curvature they keep.
The conclusion that can be drawn is undoubtedly that it was very appropriate to install AQUARING which caused the inhibition of the formation of new limestone and began the unraveling of the pre-existing limestone, limestone that had reduced the section of the adduction pipe but above all the capacity of exchange in the steam generator with consequent considerable increase in energy costs: one mm of limestone increases the cost of energy by 15%.
The softener had not presumably brought any benefit, it had given the hope of having eliminated the limestone but, on the contrary, a probable incorrect operation, gave a very different reality.
This situation is related to a steam generator, it will be interesting to monitor it in the future and inspect the second in order to verify what happened because with this production of limestone there is a good chance that if it does not have the possibility to exit the pipes, there is a large reduction in section and therefore in flow, at least until, with time, it has completely melted.