Open- and Closed-System Water Treatment

At ICOM Mechanical, we understand the critical role that effective open- and closed-system water treatment services play in the longevity and efficiency of your HVAC systems. With over 40 years of expertise in the HVAC industry, we specialize in both open- and closed-system water treatments, maintaining the optimal performance and durability of your commercial HVAC installations.

Problems Affecting Closed-System Water Treatments

Closed-system water treatment is essential for maintaining the health and efficiency of your HVAC systems. These systems are susceptible to various issues, such as corrosion, fouling, and microbial contamination, which can significantly degrade system performance and lifespan. The unique challenge in closed systems arises from their limited water exchange, which, if not properly managed, allows contaminants to accumulate and cause damage over time.

How Our Team Can Help You Determine the Best Treatment Approach

Choosing the right water treatment strategy requires a deep understanding of your system’s design and its operational environment. Our team at ICOM Mechanical leverages cutting-edge technology and deep industry knowledge to analyze your specific needs. Whether you have a closed or open system, we provide tailored solutions that prevent corrosion, control scaling, and inhibit microbial growth, thus enhancing system efficiency and extending its life.

Open-System Water Treatment: Protecting and Maintaining System Integrity

Effective treatment is essential for protecting and maintaining system integrity. ICOM Mechanical can help your company avoid the high costs associated with corrosion damage, unscheduled outages, and replacement costs. Here are the most common issues we’re asked to resolve:

Microbiological Growth

In open-water treatment systems, exposure to air can lead to significant microbiological growth, including algae, bacteria, and fungi. This growth can affect water quality and lead to biofouling, which reduces system efficiency and increases maintenance costs. We implement advanced biocides and treatment solutions that effectively control these biological threats, keeping your system operating at peak efficiency.

System Corrosion

Corrosion is a major concern in both open- and closed-system water treatment processes. It can lead to significant structural damage, leaks, and eventual system failure. We formulate our corrosion inhibitors based on the metallurgy of your system and the chemical properties of the water, providing robust protection against oxygen-induced and chemical corrosion.

Scale Build-Up

Scale formation is a common problem in systems with hard water. In open systems, evaporation can cause a concentration of minerals, leading to scale deposits, which significantly impair heat transfer and fluid flow. We design our scale control treatments to maintain clean heat transfer surfaces and unimpeded fluid circulation, effectively reducing energy costs and extending equipment life.

Get World-Class Water Treatment Solutions

ICOM Mechanical remains a leader in open- and closed-system water treatment services in the San Jose area. We proudly deliver tailored solutions that meet and exceed your HVAC system’s requirements.

With our expert team, advanced technology, and customer-focused approach, we ensure that your systems remain protected, efficient, and reliable. Trust us to enhance the performance and lifespan of your HVAC investments, helping them operate smoothly and efficiently for years to come.