Central Heating Systems

Water Conditioners

Devices which are used to overcome the problems of scale in the pipework. Water conditioners do not soften water they just stabilise the calcium salts which are held in suspension. There are two basic types, those that use chemicals and those that pass water through an electronic or magnetic field.The calcium salts, if viewed through a microscope, would look very much star shaped and it is in this form that they can bind together.

The chemical water conditioners use polyphosphonate or metaphosphate crystals, these dissolve into the cold water and form on and in the star shaped salts turning them circular shape. These polyphosphonate crystals are placed into the storage cistern or into specially designed containers, fitted into the pipeline.

Water Conditioners

Water Conditioners