Corrosion Inhibitors & Scale Inhibitors for Municipal & Industrial Water Treatment Systems

Corrosion Inhibitors and Scale Inhibitors

The accumulation of scale can reduce flow rates, oftentimes leading to lower operating efficiency. And today, efficient corrosion inhibitors and scale inhibitors are just as important to the environment as they are to your operation. That’s why ChemREADY manufactures a series of multifunctional scale inhibitors and water treatment solutions for cooling systems and chemicals to prevent and/or eliminate deposits of metal ions and hardness salts in the feedwater of the boiler systems. We also offer corrosion control water treatment solutions for use where extremely low-pollution potential and maximum protection of equipment is needed.

  • Highly effective scale inhibitor and corrosion inhibitor
  • Ideal for cooling and heating water systems
  • Inhibits ferrous and non-ferrous metal corrosion
  • Provides excellent deposit control
  • Superior results in varying hardness waters


What is Corrosion Inhibitors and Scale Inhibitors?

Corrosion inhibitors and Scale inhibitors are tailored chemicals that delay or prevent scale formation when added in small concentrations in water that would normally create scale deposits.  Corrosion and scale inhibitor is similar to preventing scale in washing machines and similar chemicals are used. Ultimately, inhibition can be achieved, either by adding substances that react with potential scale-forming substances so that thermodynamically, a stable region is reached or by adding substances that suppress crystal growth. Therefore, the use of these chemicals is attractive because a very low dosage (several ppm) can be sufficient to prevent scale for extended periods of time for either surface or equipment treatments. The precise mechanism for scale inhibitors is not completely understood.

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Types of Scale Inhibitors:

  • Inorganic polyphosphates
  • Organic phosphates esters
  • Organic phosphonates
  • Organic polymers

Scale Inhibitor Selection Criteria:

  • Efficiency
  • Stability
  • Compatibility.

Inhibitors must not interfere with other chemicals nor be affected by other chemicals. The detailed factors in the selection of scale inhibitor candidates for consideration in the performance tests include:

    • Type of scale: Best scale-inhibitor chemistry based on the scale composition should be selected.
    • The severity of scaling: Fewer products are effective at high scaling rates.
    • Cost: Sometimes Cheaper products prove to be the most cost-effective; sometimes the more expensive products do.
    • Temperature: Higher temperatures and required longer life limit the types of chemistry that are suitable.
    • pH: Most conventional scale inhibitors perform less effectively in a low-pH environment.
    • Chemical compatibility: The scale inhibitor must be compatible with other treatment chemicals, such as oxygen scavengers, corrosion inhibitors, and biocides.

The ChemREADY Advantage

ChemREADY is your go-to partner for wastewater treatment management. Along with offering the best chemicals and products for your corrosion control wastewater pretreatment process, our team has the expertise to make sure that you’re getting the perfect solution for your unique needs.

If you want to learn more about how we can help with the wastewater treatment process, or you’d like to discuss your needs in detail, contact the ChemREADY team today.

Corrosion Inhibitors & Scale Inhibitor Products

Corrosion & Scale Inhibitors

KOOL LOOP Closed Loop products provide all the benefits of chromate and nitrite based scale inhibitors without the toxicity, abrasiveness, pollution and incompatibility problems.

Corrosion & Scale Inhibitors

KOOL TOWER Series scale inhibitors are environmentally engineered water treatment chemicals to stop cooling tower corrosion.

Corrosion & Scale Inhibitors

BOILER AID Series is a specially formulated chemical to protect against generalized corrosion and to keep solids in suspension for removal through blowdown.

Corrosion & Scale Inhibitors

BOILER DESCALING products are a specially formulated chemical to remove scale formations and to keep solids in suspension for removal through blowdown.

Corrosion & Scale Inhibitors

A non-toxic treatment, safe for use in domestic potable water systems for the inhibition of scale and corrosion.

Corrosion Inhibitor & Scale Inhibitor Applications

Boiler Water Treatment Chemicals
Boiler Treatment Chemicals: Providing efficiency, safety and reliability in your steam generating system.
Cooling Tower Water Treatment
Our cooling towers water treatment solutions do much more than just protect your cooling tower water systems from corrosion, deposits and microbiological growth.
Closed Loop Water Treatment
Our advanced technology closed loop and closed circuit water treatment chemicals have been scientifically formulated to deliver significant operational benefits and performance improvements.