Before and after photo of LKC showing clean pipes after 60 days.
Before installation of LKC and after 60 Days of use.
Photo showing treated water is clean enough to use in a Koi pond.
Koi in LKC Treated Cooling Tower Basin.

Ener-Tec's LKC Water Treatment System was originally designed as a non-chemical means of scale control in any water application. After 20 years and over 7,000 applications later we have found that it is not only the most effective way to prevent scale buildup but has many other side benefits as well. Some of these benefits include:

  • Eliminates the use of chemicals for scale and corrosion control.
  • Increased work safety records by eliminating the need to handle and store dangerous chemicals.
  • Frees up valuable storage space that was previously used to store chemicals.
  • Since no chemicals are used in the water customers can recycle their water for landscaping.
  • Keeps equipment at maximum efficiency which reduces electrical usage.
  • Greatly increases lifetime of equipment.
  • Reduces maintenance and reduces downtime.
  • Literally saves millions of gallons of water per year!
  • Lowers surface tension of water so it feels like soft water and greatly increases the saturation of minerals (great for irrigation!!!)
  • 100% Environmentally Friendly & Meets All EPA requirements!

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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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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