Application Triangular Wave Technologies Benefits
Wastewater transfer lines Deposit control in pipelines
Cooling process Deposit control in cooling towers and cooling water transfer pipes
Dust control and electrostatic precipitators Deposit control on precipitator plates and water nozzles
Rolling plants - cooling water and flush impurities Deposit, biofilm, and bacteria control in pipelines and roller channels
Rolling stock Control scale deposits in the cooling systems and radiators of trucks, locomotives, and generators 
Typical Equipment that will benefit from TWT systems Boilers, heat exchangers, rollers, transfer lines, pumps, valves, rollers, condensers, and cooling towers
Aluminum plants use a tremendous amount of water for waste transfer, cooling, and dust control.
  • Rolling plants use a tremendous amount of water to cool the rollers and flush the impurities away from the finished stock. This coolant is a mixture of oils and water which gets contaminated with bacteria and must be disposed of as a hazardous waste. The Triangular Wave Deposit Control System acts to "homogenize" the oil/water mixture and keep it well mixed. Furthermore, the bacteria remains suspended in the water where it will not be able to feed and propagate. Eventually the bacteria die off.
  • Pumping energy costs rise as the pumps and lines become clogged. Triangular Wave Deposit Control Systems keep the lines and pumps clean and the energy costs down.
  • Scale and other deposits on boilers, heat exchangers and cooling towers rob the process of energy efficiency and cost maintenance time and chemical treatment costs. Triangular Wave Deposit Control Systems control deposits and add to the profitability of the operation.
Aluminum Production is one of the nine vital "Industries of the Future" designated by The US EPA Office of Industrial Technologies.  According to the OIT, these nine industries necessarily use large amounts of heat and energy* to physically or chemically transform materials. Collectively, they supply 90% of the materials vital to our economy, produce $1 trillion in annual shipments, directly employ over 3 million people, and indirectly provide an additional 12 million jobs at all skill levels.

The energy-intensive smelting process accounts for the major share of energy consumption in primary aluminum production.  The industry seeks to reduce the energy consumption of this process by 13% by 2007.

  • According to the Office of Industrial Technologies, the aluminum industry represents about 1.8% of all energy consumed by U.S. industry, a net energy consumption of 360 trillion BTU
  • In 1997, the aluminum industry spent approximately $20 billion on energy
  • Energy accounts for as much as 30% of the cost of primary aluminum production

*To learn more about energy and cost savings using TWT fluid management systems, click here.  TWT Deposit Control Systems and comprehensive integrated treatment solutions provide the aluminum and other smelting and extrusion-related industries with extensive benefits and significant return on investment in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.