SFS PP 2013 Presentation V3
SFS PP 2013 Presentation V3
NON-CHEMICAL WATER TREATMENT
What is the Scale Free System?
Industry leading, patented technology
“Green" alternative to water treatment that prevents and
reverses scale formation, halts corrosion and prevents
microbiological growth for all heat transfer systems without
the use of chemicals
Best non-chemical water treatment system available on the
market today utilizing “system neutralization” technology.
Reduces water usage, energy consumption and operating
costs while eliminating chemicals from your facility
Unlike all other non-chemical systems, SFS does NOT
attempt to change or alter water chemistry in any way,
rather SFS treats and protects your equipment
History of Scale Free Systems, Inc.
Established 15 years ago in St. Louis, Missouri
National and International provider of water treatment
Threats to Your Bottom Line
Scale, Bacteria & Corrosion will Destroy Your Equipment…leading to costly
capital budget expenditures for equipment replacement.
Scale is the biggest problem associated with
the efficient and cost-effective operation of
your heat exchange equipment.
Studies have shown that as little as an ⅛” of
scale formation on heat transfer surfaces
can lead to a 10% increase in energy
Protect Your Bottom Line
SFS neutralizes the pipes and equipment shell to the same
polarity as the ions in the water.
Engineered application pulls the dynamic electrical energy
out of the water, through a control panel that regulates
and controls the energy flow and ultimately out to an
independent grounding system.
SFS utilizes Copper-Silver Ionization for microbial control;
a dispersive process that introduces stable, long-lived,
positively charged copper and silver ions into the water
system to destroy biofilms and slimes that can harbor
Safe ionic concentration levels are maintained by regular
monitoring of the water in the system, offering additional
long-term residual protection.
SFS eliminates the electrical bridge that starts the harmful
By neutralizing electrical activity, chemical decomposition
necessary to produce free oxygen and free hydrogen in
solution (agents responsible for pitting and corrosion) is
Scale Protection by System Neutralization
SFS Controllers & WebAdvantage
SFS controllers are the heart of the system
• Monitor and regulate the electrical activity in the water.
• Continuously modulates the output across the equipment to match the energy in the
water and sustain a neutral environment.
• Maximize your facility water usage and lower utility costs
• Give remote system alerts with the addition of the WebAdvantage monitoring feature.
128 Bit Encryption Security
Change Settings Remotely
No Software to Load
Back-Up Server Assurance
One Page Summary
Email Alarm Notification
Server Stored History
COPPER-SILVER IONIZATION is approved by the US EPA (as per its Safe Water
Drinking Act) for biological treatment of domestic water supplies against
infections of Legionella, E. Coli, Salmonella and a host of other microbes as
well. It is a dispersive process that introduces long-lived, stable, positively
charged copper and silver ions into the water system.
1- The copper-silver ionization process is provoked by
running DC voltage between the copper and silver
electrodes submerged in water, thereby releasing the
positively charged Cu and Ag ions into the water.
2- Having water flow between the electrodes carries
away the metallic ions into the water system.
3- Once in the water reservoir, the positively charged
copper and silver ions bind themselves to and attack
negatively charged microorganisms such as
Legionella bacteria and commence the biocide
4- Upon contact with these microorganisms, the
copper-silver ions attack in a multiphase process to
disrupt the overall cell metabolism causing cellular
lysis (death). Safe ionic concentration levels are
maintained by monitoring the water system and thus
offer additional long-term residual protection.
How Does Cu-Ag Ionization Compare?
Microbial Control Comparison
Higher CFU = more bacteria
The Other Guys
Reuse Blowdown Water and Save!
SFS Biological Control is compliant with EPA standards for drinking
water quality set forth in the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).
All blowdown water exiting the system is compliant with the Federal
Water Pollution Control Act.
Reuse or Recycle the
Blowdown Water for
Irrigation or other
On-Site Use (Graywater)
Water w/ Chemicals &
Rain Runoff &
SFS Blowdown Water
• Discharge Must be Treated
• Discharge Water Safe
• Costly Industrial Surcharge
• No Discharge Fees
Sustainability: SFS Green Solution
SOLUTIONS FOR A BETTER
BECAUSE WE ALL LIVE
• Immediately reduce the environmental footprint of a facility by eliminating
toxic water treatment chemicals.
• Installing SFS presents a compelling opportunity to generate operational
savings while treating water in an environmentally friendly manner.
PLUS - Use of SFS will also earn points in the LEED system.
• Chemical-free discharge water can be reused for other purposes on site
instead of being sent to a treatment facility.
• The cycles of concentration will increase inside the system, saving water
and reducing costs.
• SFS provides a distinct environmental advantage, while mitigating the risk
of accidental chemical spills, chronic exposure and bioaccumulation of
persistent chemicals in the food chain.
Essential Cooling Tower Treatment
Good Tower Treatment
Good Tower Treatment
• Knowledge of makeup water
chemistry and operating
• A treatment system designed
to meet scale, biological and
• Good conductivity control.
• Consistent monitoring and
maintenance of the system.
• Water and energy savings.
• Lower facility operating and
• Clean condenser tubes and
good heat transfer.
• No corrosion of equipment
surfaces and piping.
• Reduced environmental
footprint by eliminating
chemicals – Reuse
Why Should You Consider
Non-Chemical Water Treatment?
Cooling system operation represents 12-18% of an
industrial building’s operating costs.
Poor water treatment reduces operating efficiency by
as much as 25%.
SFS reduces water consumption by increasing the
cycles of concentration through the system over what a
chemical treatment program can achieve.
More cycles means less water consumed!
Environmental standards groups such as LEED are
encouraging facility owners to implement changes that
positively impact the environment while protecting the
Facility owners and managers are increasingly aware of
the safety and liability risks/costs associated with the
storage and handling of chemicals on-site.
Benefits of Using SFS
• Prevents Scale and Corrosion
• Prevents Microbiological Growth
• Increases Operational Efficiency
• Reduction in Water Costs
• Reduction in Energy Costs
• Extends the Life of Your Equipment
• Eliminates Sewer Charges for Discharge
• Sustainability and Green Advantages
• No Chemical Storage, Handling or Disposal Ever Again!!!
Hot Water Heaters
The SFS Team will provide complete
installation with drawings or supervise
the system installation by your staff
SFS will provide system start and test
SFS will provide service training for your
personnel on the system operation and
Lifetime warranty on all SFS equipment
Some Customer Examples
Martin Brower, Nordenia USA, Phoenix Cold Storage
BJC Hospital, Pinecrest Place, Brookdale Living
Millstadt IL Dist., Wright City MO Dist., Olney IL Dist.
MODOT, StL County, City of Maryland Heights MO
Prairie Farms Dairies, Pinnacle Foods, Gourmet Dining
FAA Flight Safety, Brewer Science, Alton Telegraph
Aramark Q Center, Double Tree, Hilton, Howard Johnson
Case Study - Project Profile
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital (BJSPH)
a major St. Louis, Missouri Hospital
Acute-care hospital with 175 beds and 500+ physicians
Provides full inpatient services and emergency care
BJSPH sought out innovative green technologies for
their campus to reduce impacts on the environment
while generating operational savings.
• SFS was installed on heat exchange equipment in April 2011 - 500 ton
evaporative condenser and chiller.
• SFS performance far exceeded expectations of BJSPH
administration and facilities staff.
• Immediate reduction of environmental footprint by
eliminating toxic water treatment chemicals.
• SFS controlled scale, corrosion and microbiological
• 12% Energy Reduction 9.8% Water Usage Reduction
• Lowered operating and maintenance costs.
The SFS/BJSPH partnership created a dedicated team approach
to providing a non-chemical solution for water treatment.
Your Bottom Line is Saving Money
Return on Investment – The Payback Summary
Typical payback period of 18 months or less
Typical water cost savings of 8-25%
Typical energy savings of 3-18%
Savings on sewer discharge fees
Eliminate all costs associated with chemicals
Eliminate environmental fees and licenses
Let us do a Payback Analysis for you!
Questions? Need More Information?
Scale Free Systems
325 Sun Valley Circle
Fenton, MO 63026
Bob Meeh, President
Bob Hanneken, Vice-President
Regional Sales Associates
Thank You for Your Time!!