Side stream filters are designed to collect all sorts of free-floating debris from within the water system. Deposition of these particulates can cause: heat transfer loss, under-deposit corrosion, absorption of chemical treatment, pump seal leaks and a bacterial habitat.
By installing a magnetic filter on a side stream, typically around the main booster
set, or across a pressure differential of the system, it ensures that if the filter becomes blocked through deposit collection, it does not reduce the water circulation around the system nor cause undue stress to the pumps with back pressure from the filter. A side stream filter unit is a crucial part of a comprehensive water management system.
Water treatment professionals should proactively recommend the installation of these units. Don’t wait until you need a side stream filter, by that point it will cost a lot more than the original installation cost. The use of a side stream filtration unit is often the reaction to poor water quality or inefficient heating/cooling. A better understanding of the benefits of filtration in “clean” water systems will allow the proactive installation of these units to protect water systems and extend their lifetime. Want to learn more about the importance of side stream filtration? Read all about it in this article by “Waterline”, the journal of the Water Management Society
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