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Water treatment project: chemical solutions in manufacturing

The challenge
Electronics manufacturing is a complex environment. Non-stop processes and ‘just in time’ deliveries with tight inventories mean that customers won’t accept any delay, no matter how small.

A large chilled water system started to fail for one of our electronics clients. The cause was an accumulation of biological fouling. If left unchecked, this would have caused significant downtime and expense.

The solution
We used electron microscopy, lab analysis and samples from other comparable sites to identify the key components in this fouling. We then used our extensive experience to identify a clean-up procedure and product that would cause no downtime.

The result
Identifying the correct product to use to was key, as was on-going monitoring and testing. We cleaned the system over 32 hours, during which our client’s operations continued without interruption.