Large process plants depend on water that is often purified through ion exchange resins. The resins are critical for removing hardness and organics from clarified water before it goes to high pressure boilers. A critical question for water plant managers is this: Are the resins in my system doing their job, and how long will they be able to sustain their current performance for my system?
Ion exchange resin performance can be affected by both the health of the resin and its fouling level, both of which can affect the ability of the resin to process an adequate amount of water. Unhealthy resin and/or fouled resin will result in lower throughput. It is critically important to measure the health and fouling levels of resins on a regular basis to proactively avoid prolonged periods of poor water system performance.
There are few high quality resin labs in the US that are set up to answer those questions quickly and effectively. RTI’s resin lab is particularly effective on three critical dimensions of resin analysis:
The RTI Lab has the equipment and experience to provide water plants with the most effective resin analyses in the industry today:
During RTI’s Ion Exchange Resin and Reverse Osmosis Cleanings, there is often a concern that enough water to meet current needs will be in jeopardy during the process. To help guard against interruptions, RTI has partnered with GE Mobile Water to supply a back-up water truck as part of the resin or membrane restoration operation.