The Liff range of physical water conditioners from BWT work by altering the characteristics of the hardness minerals within the feed water to help prevent limescale forming. Unlike a water softener a scale inhibitor will not soften the treated water and the benefits are derived from the reduction of deposited hard scale within the treated water system.
There are four main types of water conditioner, magnetic, electro-magnetic, electrolytic and electronic. The flexible nature of their design offers the client a range of benefits including low running costs, simple installation and low maintenance. Chemical free operation ensures the composition of the treated water remains largely unchanged, which is particularly important on potable water supplies.
Physical water conditioners use a range of technologies and are available in a variety of sizes. The final choice of model should take into consideration a number of factors including water hardness, flow rate, pipe size, pressure and system design, as well as the desired quality of the treated water.
The flexible nature of their design makes physical water conditioners suitable for a wide range of applications and pipe sizes. It is not uncommon to use more than one type or size of unit to protect different areas of large and complex system and in particular, where the system has a secondary return.
BWT have also developed an additional technique for scale inhibition and control. By using unique, three phase technology, the revolutionary AQA Total stabilises water by forming nanocrystals, making limescale unable to be deposited in installations.