Hamilton and Burlington
Hub: Sustainability Leadership Program
Walker Emulsions realized natural gas reductions as well as water and cost savings by installing a water softener.
September 28, 2016
Rented and temporarily installed a water softener from a local company to test the viability of producing emulsion using soft water, with the final goal of preventing build-up in process heat exchangers.
Natural Gas Reductions
Additional savings will be achieved through reduction of overtime hours worked, waste generated and energy required for routine heat exchanger cleanings. Fewer required cleanings will also greatly extend the lifespan of the heat exchangers, so maintenance and replacement costs will drop accordingly.