In this blog, we explore various methods to achieve energy efficiency in commercial buildings, ranging from HVAC system maintenance to smart building technology.
Combating System Corrosion: The VEXO Approach
When it comes to the functionality and efficiency of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, water is the crucial element. It is the main means of temperature distribution, affecting every single piece of equipment and every single person in the spaces managed. However, wherever there is closed loop system water, four major problems can occur: scale formation, corrosion, fouling, and microbial growth.
Corrosion is a significant concern for HVAC systems. It can lead to reduced efficiency, high fuel bills, and even system breakdowns. But how do we combat this stealthy problem? The answer lies with VEXO International’s innovative approach, which employs a combination of state-of-the-art side stream filtration technology and superior water treatment additives.
The Power of Side Stream Filtration: The X-POT
The cornerstone of VEXO’s approach to combating system corrosion is the patented X-POT, a side stream filtration unit that maintains systems in line with the latest industry standards. The X-POT is an all-in-one solution, replacing the need for separate equipment such as magnetic filters, cartridge & bag filters, dosing pots, and dirt & air separators.
The X-POT operates by reducing suspended solids and debris in the system water, which leads to less fouling. This decrease in suspended solids can also help reduce biological growth in the system because these solids serve as a food source for microbiological organisms. By reducing biological growth, the X-POT helps to mitigate microbiologically influenced corrosion as well as scale formation. Corrosion can never be stopped entirely but we can slow it down.
The X-POT brings multiple benefits to HVAC systems, including saving plant room space with its multi-functional design and retrofit applications, improving system lifecycle, and saving on capital expenditures as well as enhancing system water quality, leading to increased efficiency, significant energy savings and less operating expenses.
Superior Water Treatment: The X-PO Range
VEXO takes its approach to combating system corrosion a step further with the X-PO range of water treatment additives. This range includes system inhibitors, treatment agents, and disinfectants that are designed to meet stringent energy and water saving protocols as well as system protection and additive safety requirements for the modern building industry.
The X-PO range, created by VEXO’s highly experienced team of chemists and application experts, offers unique product technologies like the ‘Non-Flush’ system cleaners and some of the industry’s lowest dilution concentrations. This ensures that every litre of X-PO additives goes further than any other product on the market, making it one of the most economical options.
The X-PO range brings increased system life, efficiency, and less mechanical breakdowns when combined with the X-POT range of side stream filtration and dosing units. This holistic solution offers low-hazard, high-quality performance and is under continuous development by industry-leading professionals to ensure the best results for HVAC systems.
The VEXO Advantage
With a focus on eliminating energy and water wastage wherever possible, VEXO’s approach to combating system corrosion stands out in the industry. The combination of the X-POT and the X-PO range offers a comprehensive solution to the challenges of scale formation, corrosion, fouling, and microbial growth in HVAC systems.
Not only does this approach enhance system efficiency and lifespan, but it also contributes to significant energy savings and reduced operating expenses. It’s this forward-thinking and innovative approach that positions VEXO as a leader in combating system corrosion in HVAC systems.
Summer Shutdown: The Ideal Time for System Upgrades and Maintenance
Capitalising on periods of downtime, such as the summer shutdown, can be the perfect opportunity to implement VEXO’s solutions. Most commercial and industrial facilities have a designated period in the summer when operations are halted for maintenance, repair, or upgrades. It’s during these times that system vulnerabilities can be best addressed, without interrupting regular operations.
Implementing the X-POT filtration unit and the X-PO range of water treatment additives during the summer shutdown allows for comprehensive system checks, installations, and potential troubleshooting. This also minimises disruption to occupants and ensures the HVAC system will be up and running more efficiently when operations resume.
Moreover, the summer shutdown period allows for a thorough assessment of the HVAC system’s current state. Facilities can take advantage of this downtime to identify areas that would benefit the most from the application of VEXO’s solutions. It is the best time to undertake preventive measures that will keep systems operating at peak performance levels, avoiding costly breakdowns during peak operational periods.
Another significant benefit of implementing VEXO’s solutions during the summer shutdown is the chance to kick-start energy savings before the winter heating season. With a freshly optimised system, facilities can face the colder months with increased energy efficiency, lower operating expenses, and significantly reduced risk of system failure.
In conclusion, implementing VEXO’s innovative system corrosion solutions during a summer shutdown can deliver manifold benefits. This strategy combines both the functional and financial advantages of VEXO’s approach, leading to improved HVAC performance, extended system lifespan, energy savings, and minimised operating costs. It’s a win-win scenario that emphasizes VEXO’s commitment to excellence and the future of HVAC system preservation.