General

Solution: Areas of treatment with LKC System in plastics include cooling molds for injection molding and blow molding, and extrusion cooling water. Other applications in plastics manufacturing plants include hydraulic cooling, water cooled air compressors which are normally on the main cooling tower system plus rest room or potable water in the plant. The LKC System will maintain clean surfaces in molds and heat exchange surfaces allowing the water to extract heat more efficiently. Additional benefits include:

  • The reduction or elimination of the use of chemicals
  • Reduces cycle time
  • Increases production
  • Reduce maintenance and down time
  • Improve quality of parts
  • Reduces static dramatically (very useful in areas of moving small plastic parts, i.e. pellets).
  • Increase equipment life

Note: 1/8" of scale will decrease efficiency by 25%. The LKC will keep efficiency at it's highest with little or no maintenance

Solution: Areas of treatment with LKC System in plastics include cooling molds for injection molding and blow molding, and extrusion cooling water. Other applications in plastics manufacturing plants include hydraulic cooling, water cooled air compressors which are normally on the main cooling tower system plus rest room or potable water in the plant. The LKC System will maintain clean surfaces in molds and heat exchange surfaces allowing the water to extract heat more efficiently. Additional benefits include:

  • The reduction or elimination of the use of chemicals
  • Reduces cycle time
  • Increases production
  • Reduce maintenance and down time
  • Improve quality of parts
  • Reduces static dramatically (very useful in areas of moving small plastic parts, i.e. pellets).
  • Increase equipment life

Note: 1/8" of scale will decrease efficiency by 25%. The LKC will keep efficiency at it's highest with little or no maintenance.

Solution: Areas of treatment with LKC System in plastics include cooling molds for injection molding and blow molding, and extrusion cooling water. Other applications in plastics manufacturing plants include hydraulic cooling, water cooled air compressors which are normally on the main cooling tower system plus rest room or potable water in the plant. The LKC System will maintain clean surfaces in molds and heat exchange surfaces allowing the water to extract heat more efficiently. Additional benefits include:

  • The reduction or elimination of the use of chemicals
  • Reduces cycle time.
  • Increases production.
  • Reduce maintenance and down time
  • Improve quality of parts
  • Reduces static dramatically (very useful in areas of moving small plastic parts, i.e. pellets).
  • Increase equipment life.

Note: 1/8" of scale will decrease efficiency by 25%. The LKC will keep efficiency at it's highest with little or no maintenance.

Application: Areas of treatment with LKC System in plastics include cooling molds for injection molding and blow molding, and extrusion cooling water. Other applications in plastics manufacturing plants include hydraulic cooling, water cooled air compressors which are normally on the main cooling tower system plus rest room or potable water in the plant. The LKC System will maintain clean surfaces in molds and heat exchange surfaces allowing the water to extract heat more efficiently. Additional benefits include:

  • The reduction or elimination of the use of chemicals
  • Reduces cycle time.
  • Increases production.
  • Reduce maintenance and down time
  • Improve quality of parts
  • Reduces static dramatically (very useful in areas of moving small plastic parts, i.e. pellets).
  • Increase equipment life.

Note: 1/8" of scale will decrease efficiency by 25%. The LKC will keep efficiency at it's highest with little or no maintenance.

Solution: Contact Ener-Tec, Inc. for information regarding the benefits of using our Linear Kinetic Cell (LKC) in this type of application.

Solution: After a routine checkup of an LKC installation at US Steel in Chicago, they realized the pipe with the LKC installed was the only pipe free of zebra mussels. We immediately began testing on the LKC effects on zebra mussels and we had found that the molecular structure of the LKC treated water prevents the calcium carbonate lattice structure formation, which is the foundation for the zebra mussel to build its shell. Without the shell, the zebra mussel cannot survive the environment surrounding its body. It simply dies from exposure.

Water/Scale Control

Solution: Contact Ener-Tec, Inc. for information regarding the benefits of using our Linear Kinetic Cell (LKC) in this type of application.

Solution: In boiler applications the LKC System is placed between the pump and the boiler. Forces exerted on the atoms in the water prevent the calcium carbonate (scale) from forming. Boiler will operate at maximum efficiency. Sludge is discharged from the boiler during the blow down procedure. An amine must be used to eliminate corrosion in steam lines.

Solution: Contact Ener-Tec, Inc. for information regarding the benefits of using our Linear Kinetic Cell (LKC) in this type of application.

Solution: In cooling tower applications the LKC System is installed in the recirculating line on the discharge side of the pump. The solids are flocculated (settled) to the bottom of the tower where they are discharged during blow down. All equipment in the system, as well as the cooling tower will be clean of scale and operate at maximum efficiency. Algaecides should still be used to control organic fouling.

Solution: Contact Ener-Tec, Inc. for information regarding the benefits of using our Linear Kinetic Cell (LKC) in this type of application.

Solution: Same applications and benefits as Plastics Industry.

Solution: Contact Ener-Tec, Inc. for information regarding the benefits of using our Linear Kinetic Cell (LKC) in this type of application.

Solution: Contact Ener-Tec, Inc. for information regarding the benefits of using our Linear Kinetic Cell (LKC) in this type of application.

Solution: The water pressure needed to pump water from the bottom to top increases each day as scale buildup occurs. Chemical treatment breaks away the scale, but eats away trace amounts of the pipes as well. Over time this leads to a need to replace the pipework in the building causing an expense which is more than anyone wishes to endure. The LKC keeps pipes at maximum efficiency without any harm to the pipes. Other benefits include a softening effect of the water, helps with any in house laundry facilities and greater water pressure throughout the entire building.

Solution: Hot water heaters have a tendency to scale very badly, even in areas where water is considered good quality. This is due to the high temperature of the metal surfaces in which the water is in contact with while being heated. If scale is present, gas fired and electric hot water heaters will operate at minimum efficiency. The life of the electric heating element is drastically reduced if the element is covered with scale The LKC System will eliminate scaling, resulting in operating at maximum efficiency and extending the life of the equipment and as an additional benefit you will get hotter water!

Solution: Contact Ener-Tec, Inc. for information regarding the benefits of using our Linear Kinetic Cell (LKC) in this type of application.

Solution: The LKC System will eliminate common problems associated with calcium scale build up in ice machines. Scale reduces cycle time and equipment must be shut down for cleaning. The LKC System will prevent calcium deposits, decreasing cycle time, allowing more ice to be produced per day. We have had customers who were going to buy additional ice machines, but the LKC System allowed them to produce more ice than needed with existing equipment.

Solution: LKC lowers surface tension of the water allowing the water to penetrate the soil as if it were treated with a wetting agent. The water will also absorb more nutrients resulting in higher yields in crops, or greener grass in lawns or golf club turf and use much less water in doing so.

Solution: Reduce soap usage by at least 30% and increase hot water heater efficiency by keeping it clean and free of scale which constitutes a major savings.

Solution: Contact Ener-Tec, Inc. for information regarding the benefits of using our Linear Kinetic Cell (LKC) in this type of application.

Solution: The efficiency of a refrigeration compressor is directly related to the amount of scale on the heat exchanger surface. The LKC System will prevent the deposition of scale, resulting in the unit running at maximum efficiency. Saves you money, increases your equipment life and reduces maintenance and downtime!

Solution: Contact Ener-Tec, Inc. for information regarding the benefits of using our Linear Kinetic Cell (LKC) in this type of application.

Solution: A large percentage of the HEAVY INDUSTRIAL accounts have rivers or lakes as there prime water source. Many of them use water on a single pass system in which water is pumped to the plant, through the process, and goes back to the river or lake. In these cases the LKC System is placed in the line as it enters the plant and the entire plant is treated. The only exception would be where there are recirculating systems independent to the main line, such as cooling towers or boilers that have there own recirculating loops. In these cases they must be treated independent as described previously.

Solution: The benefits of using the Swimming Pool/Spa Treatment System are numerous. The most exciting is definitely the fact that it can reduce the amount of chemicals needed by approximately 30%. Other wonderful benefits include better filtration, clearer water, eliminating the "pool ring" or making soft enough to wipe off easily, eliminates water heater problems and increases the life of your pump, filter, plumbing. Less chemicals also means a much healthier pool for your family and better for the environment! The same benefits apply to whirlpool baths, steam rooms, and other spa equipment.

Solution: Contact Ener-Tec, Inc. for information regarding the benefits of using our Linear Kinetic Cell (LKC) in this type of application.

Solution: Contact Ener-Tec, Inc. for information regarding the benefits of using our Linear Kinetic Cell (LKC) in this type of application.

Solution: Contact Ener-Tec, Inc. for information regarding the benefits of using our Linear Kinetic Cell (LKC) in this type of application.

Solution: Contact Ener-Tec, Inc. for information regarding the benefits of using our Linear Kinetic Cell (LKC) in this type of application.

Paraffin Control

Solution: The LKC System causes water and oil to separate by altering the bond between them. Typically, the LKC system, when installed on an oil/water separator will increase the efficiency to acceptable standards without using the costly chemical additives. In an actual application, the LKC System lowered the water content from 8% to .4%.

Electrostatic Control

Solution: Contact Ener-Tec, Inc. for information regarding the benefits of using our Linear Kinetic Cell (LKC) in this type of application.

Solution: The LKC System reduces the amount of static electricity in the flour, resulting in an improved movement of the flour.

Solution: The LKC System reduces the amount of static electricity in the pellets. The movement of the pellets through the pipes causes static electricity. The increase of friction reduces the size of each pellet, resulting in a dramatic loss over a period of time.

Principles of Operation

An LKC works on a basic electrical principal. In short, what it does is polarize the mineral molecules in your water as dipoles. Think of the molecules as magnets each with a north and south pole. We have all tried to push magnets together and found that a north and south pole attract each other. If two molecules of calcium (for example) are polarized by an LKC then the south pole of one will attach itself to the north pole of the other. With a long chain of molecules attached to each other, they are unable to attach themselves to the walls of your pipe (creating scale). They remain in suspension and scale is eliminated.

Image of the direction of flow and the direction of the LKC electromagnetic field aligning the molecules of the water.
Figure 1A. Random molecules entering the LKC. Figure 1B. Molecules are polarized. Figure 1C. They emerge as dipoles and just like our magnet example they are bonded together. Now there is absolutely no electric charge available for them to grab onto the walls of your piping. Even with the elevated TDS levels no scale or corrosion can form. Even existing deposits are slowly removed as those molecules join along in the attachment process.

Availability

Linear Kinetic Cells are available for out of water or underwater installations. Many sizes are in stock and ready for immediate shipment. Those that are not in stock will generally have approximately a one week shipment time.

Labor

Chemical treatment requires continuous monitoring, adjusting feed, servicing of feed equipment, handling, and extensive water testing required to maintain proper water chemistry. The LKC System is self monitoring and requires no maintenance.

Safety

Safety is the most feared part of using chemical treatment in water systems. There have been many cases of severely burned hands, arms, and faces of persons handling chemicals. The LKC System requires no chemicals. Places to use: The LKC System can be used in any water system. The places of use range from up to 24" main water intakes, to actually putting the cell into a process water pipe line as small as ½”. The LKC System works in any size water system no matter what the size. Each system is designed to fit the need.

Space

The LKC System requires little room for installation since the entire cell is placed directly into the water line, requiring only electrical service. Continuous Treatment: The LKC system operates automatically, 24 hours a day with no assistance or monitoring.

Expenditure

You can normally own an LKC System for less than it costs to operate a chemical system for one year. OEM Services: Ener-Tec, Inc. maintains a qualified engineering staff experienced in assisting staff engineers in solving their scale control problems.

Companies Trust Ener-Tec to Keep Their Pipes Scale Free

  • Inland Steel
  • LTV Steel
  • Amp Corp.
  • Ebco Metal Finishing
  • Racine Plating
  • Plastics Engineering
  • Asama Foundry
  • Tyco
  • Martin Engineering
  • Viam
  • Koch Materials
  • U.S. Gypsum Co.
  • Braddock Heat Treat
  • Dalton Corp.
  • Cryovac
  • Oxford Automotive
  • Plus thousands more
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