Huchler, L. A.

MarTech Systems, Inc., Lawrenceville, New Jersey

HP Water Management: Are you thinking about water reuse?

Huchler, L. A., MarTech Systems, Inc.

Water reuse decisions are driven by the cost of water, availability, water-discharge restrictions and public relations. There are many water reuse opportunities in refineries, as shown ..

HP Water Management: How do you measure boiler water carryover?

Huchler, L. A., MarTech Systems, Inc.

Boiler water carryover occurs when water droplets become entrained in saturated steam. The quantity of water entrained in the steam is described as steam quality. Steam quality and ..

HP Water Management: When should you use activated carbon in water pretreatment systems?

Huchler, L. A., MarTech Systems, Inc.

Carbon is a very common filter media in both water and process systems. Water pretreatment processes use activated carbon – aka steam-activated carbon – for very specific purposes. Typical a..

HP Water Management: Can you reduce your cooling tower blowdown rate?

Huchler, L. A., MarTech Systems, Inc.

Open, recirculating cooling systems require large volumes of fresh or treated water to replace water lost through evaporation, drift and blowdown in the cooling tower. Some chemicals that are used for..

HP Water Management: Can you lower your operating costs using packed-bed demineralizers?

Huchler, L. A., MarTech Systems, Inc.

As utility assets age, many plants must replace their demineralizers. Although some designers have been eager to use new technology such as reverse osmosis, it is not appropriate for every application..

HP Water Management: Thinking about outsourcing your water system?

Huchler, L. A., MarTech Systems, Inc.

As water systems reach the end of their service life, facilities must replace or repair these water systems. Sometimes, a plant expansion may necessitate enlarging the water system. A conventional sol..

HP Water Management: Are you properly monitoring your utility water in process units?

Huchler, L. A., MarTech Systems, Inc.

Almost all petrochemical plants and refineries use water as a utility for heating, cooling or purifying the process stream. The plant often assumes that the water quality is adequate. A lack of attent..