LiquiMatic Intro Charlie Fox
Liqui-Matic uses a patented process to eliminate scale and corrosion from water systems. The technology is applicable to domestic lines and to closed loop heating and cooling systems. The device was developed in 1993 by two engineers in TX to stop scale in plumbing pipes and hardware. Testing showed it could be used in closed loop systems for scale and corrosion control. It can also be used as a clean-up device.
Liqui-Matic treats water from a probe mounted inside the pipe. It uses a pulsed electronic signal from a power supply box and does not rely on magnets. No chemical treatment is required. The cost of the equipment can usually be recovered from savings on chemicals within six months to two years of installation.
Liqui-Matic equipment was designed and
is manufactured in the USA.
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Liqui-Matic uses a patented process to ionize water. The device uses a power supply that is connected to a stainless steel probe antenna that penetrates the line. Water is ionized by the generation and interaction of radio frequencies, and electromagnetic fields and waves created in the power supply and transmitted to the probe. The negatively charged ionized water attracts positive ions in scale. This dissolves existing scale and prevents formation of new scale. The device also generates a high voltage electrostatic pulse to destroy all forms of plant and animal life in water treated by the apparatus. Destruction of circulating bacteria reduces development of microbial induced corrosion (MIC) , and minimizes algae, fungi and mold growth on exposed surfaces such as cooling tower slats.
The device is most effective in areas with hard water. Where scale has formed inside a flowing water line, the Liqui-Matic Electronic Signal attacks the crystalline structure of the deposits, breaking them up, particle by particle. Because these particles are generally small grains, they will flow through the system and cause few problems.
Calcium Carbonate is the primary
component of most scale. It appears in
three forms, or “polymorphs”: Calcite,
Aragonite, and Betarite. Calcite
typically builds up as scale on heat exchange surfaces, while Aragonite and
Betarite precipitate out in water as friable
sludge. Similarly, Iron Oxide has
three polymorphs: Gauthite (rust),
Magnetite, and Hematite. Gauthite is
soft; it forms, falls away, and forms again, causing an ongoing loss of
metal. Magnetite and Hematite are “hard”
and tend to form a protective coating where ferrous metal surfaces are exposed
to oxygenated water. Independent testing
has shown the Liqui-Matic signal prevents formation of both Calcite and
Gauthite, while promoting formation of Aragonite or Betarite, and Magnetite or
Liqui-Matic prevents both scale and corrosion without using chemicals or softeners.