What is SILIPHOS?
Siliphos is an economic and reliable water treatment system for portable and industrial water. It is a glassy polyphosphate containing silicate. The application is done by dispensers of variable size.
Siliphos dispensers can be installed in almost any water system. Requires no electric installation and hardly any maintenance. They only have to be refilled with spheres as consumed. Refilling is very easy.
What can Siliphos do for you?
Mostly natural water causes damages in pipes, boilers and other installations. Some contain dissolved minerals, mainly calcium and magnesium salts. These types of water are called hard.
Hard water forms scale and corrosion in water systems. This leads to disadvantages and higher energy demand. Clogged pipes may have to be replaced. Heating coils may overheat and fail.
- Siliphos protects water systems in hotels, public buildings, private households and industry against scale formation and corrosion.
- Siliphos prevents “brown” water and clogged pipes.
- Siliphos saves expensive repairs or even replacement of water pipes, boilers, heaters, cooling systems, ect…
- Siliphos saves energy and money.
- Siliphos extends the life of water installations.
Soft Water is aggressive on metals and causes corrosion. Consequently the tap water turns brown. Leaks and burst pipes may be the result.
Siliphos prevents scale and stops corrosion. It utilizes the phenomenon that very low concentrations of polyphosphates are sufficient to inhibit the deposition of scale onto metallic surfaces. Because of its phosphate and silicate content Siliphos also inhibits corrosion by forming a thin protective layer on the metal surface. A Siliphos concentration of 2-3 ppm is sufficient to achieve both these effects.
Siliphos will also slowly remove existing scale in old pipes, even iron oxide and CaCO3 layers to some extent. Experience shows that scale and corrosion is not only found in galvanized pipes but also in copper pipes. Even in plastics pipes once can find scale and deposits.
As a rule of thumb one can say that 1mm scale on the heating coils of a boiler increase the energy cost by 15%.
The size of the dispenser depends on the average water consumption per hour. the following range of dispenser sizes is available to cater for the widely varying needs of our customers.
The recommendations result from practical experience and refer to cases of intermittent water consumption as is the case with most users of portable water e.g. hotels hospitals and private homes. It is important to calculate the size of the dispensers to the average water consumption and not to the peak demand.
Siliphos dispensers should be refilled when 1/3 of the content is used up, normally only after approximately 3 – 6 months.
Recommended for hourly water consumption.
below – 0.1m³ – 0.5kg
0.1m³ – 0.2m³ – 1kg
0.2m³ – 0.3m³ – 2kg
0.3m³ – 0.4m³ – 3kg
0.4m³ – 0.6m³ – 5kg
0.8m³ – 2.0m³ – 10kg
2.0m³ – 3.0m³ – 20kg
3.0m³ – 4.0m³ – 30kg
4.0m³ – 7.0m³ – 5kg
7.0m³ – 10.0m³ – 80kg
10.0m³ – 13.0m³ – 100kg
13.0m³ – 18.0m³ – 150kg
18.0m³ – 30.0m³ – 200kg