New 'no brainer' approach to water treatment for residential heating systems launched
- Range of benefits over liquid chemicals that answers all the questions….building a solid future
Social housing providers know the importance of clean circulating water in heating systems in their homes and have worked with liquid water treatment products for decades to achieve this. But with the release of new solid chemicals from DosaFil they have a far more environmentally friendly, easier to install and top up and easier to transport option.
After years of accepting the problems that run alongside liquid chemical water treatment solutions, a company that has solved the majority of the problems associated with commercial heating and cooling system water quality issues has transferred its expertise and product benefits into the world of residential water treatment with the launch of a range of solid chemical treatment inhibitors, cleaners and biocides for the heating and plumbing sector.
The DosaFil alternative solution relies on being able to provide the active ingredients in a solid paste format that is far lighter, less dangerous to handle and transport, results in zero leakage or spillage, needs zero plastic that ends up in landfill and offers as good or better results once applied to a system. DosaFil has multiple customers that have reported success with the DosaFil solid chemicals and dosing devices that suggest that the results of the solid chemical approach is in all cases as effective as the traditional liquid chemical approach.
DosaFil has now introduced a similar product – a solid paste, chemical cleaner and inhibitor/system protector – for the residential heating and plumbing marketplace. The Dosafil DR range meets all the standards and guidelines that currently exist in the marketplace whilst offering a raft of benefits over liquid solutions for merchants stocking the product and installers using it – including a massive weight reduction for moving the product in bulk, far less space taken up in the installers vans, far less mess – due to no spillage of the liquid product and a range of other benefits that specifiers and installers will see as real and tangible benefits over the need to work with liquid chemicals.
There are four key products in the range being launched – DR1 solid inhibitor sticks, which is the first solid inhibitor in the world to gain NSF International CIAS certification – formerly known as BuildCert.
Then there’s DR2 Solid Cleaner sticks, DR3 Solid heavy duty cleaner sticks and DR4 Solid biocide sticks and all the products meet the same standards as the traditional liquid competitors.
The benefits of these exciting new products are many and varied but most simply make huge sense on a day-to-day basis for the people using the products – which is what it’s all about. The most immediately obvious key difference is the weight of the product – a typical treatment for a 100 -litre system with liquid chemicals weighs around 1.16kgs. With the DR products a mere 0.09 kgs. A lot less to carry around and a totally recyclable packaging option – just cardboard to recycle – no plastic bottles to landfill.
The reduced weight reduces transport costs, fuel use and storage costs at a stroke. The lightweight, non-spillable solid products are easy and safe to handle and transport. And there are no liquid chemical drums to dispose of – and no plastic bottles going to landfill as you can’t recycle the bottles unless you clean them first.
There are significant overall costs savings over liquid chemicals as well. The solid chemicals aid IPPC and ISO 14001 compliance and last but not least they are made in the UK and proudly carry the made in Britain logo.
“These are very exciting times for DosaFil Residential Technologies,” says Commercial Director John Lynch. “Currently 97% of chemical water treatment uses liquid products. So we have a huge market to target and massive volume potential when those using these products see the penny drop that using solid water treatment products that will be able to be used through introducing the products via filters or towel rail radiators as they wish, will save them time, money and contribute towards sustainability and reductions in emissions and plastic waste.”
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