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    Siliphos Scale Prevention Media System

    What is SILIPHOS?

    SILIPHOS is an economic and reliable water treatment system for potable and industrial water. It consists of glass-like polyphosphate silicate spheres and dispensers of variable size.

     
    SILIPHOS prevents scale and stops corrosion. It utilizes the phenomenon that minute concentrations of polyphosphates are sufficient to inhibit the deposition of scale onto metallic surfaces. Because of its phosphate and silicate content, SILIPHOS also inhibits corrosion by forming a thin protective layer on the metal surface. A SILIPHOS concentration of 2 - 3 ppm is sufficient to achieve both of these effects.

     

    SILIPHOS will also slowly remove existing scale in old pipes if it consists of brown scale, i.e. iron oxide.

     
    Hard scale, i.e. calcium carbonate cannot so easily be removed by SILIPHOS. Here the advantage is again that SILIPHOS will prevent further scaling up.

     
    Experience shows that scale and corrosion are not only found in galvanized but also in copper pipes (see picture on page 3). Even in plastic pipes, one can find scale and deposits.

     
    As a rule of thumb, one can say that 1mm scale on the heating coils of a boiler, increases the energy cost by 15%.

     
    SILIPHOS consists of 100% active substance. The use in tap water and other types of freshwater at the prescribed dosage is inoffensive. The components of SILIPHOS comply with FAO/WHO standards.

     
    Soft waters are aggressive to metals and cause corrosion. Consequently, the tap water turns brown. Leaks and burst pipes may be the result.

     

    What can SILIPHOS do for you?


    Most natural waters cause damage in pipes, boilers and other installations. Some contain dissolved minerals, mainly calcium and magnesium salts. Such waters are referred to as being hard.


    Hard waters form scale in pipes and boilers. This leads to a decrease in water pressure and increased energy demand. Clogged pipes may have to be replaced. Heating coils may overheat and fail.


     

    Siliphos in Water Treatment

    1) What is Siliphos?

    Siliphos is a water treatment compound, a glass-like Polyphosphate containing Sodium, Calcium Magnesium and Silicate, formulated specifically for the treatment of water problems. It is shaped into unique spheres and packed in 25 kg cartons or 50 kg PE-drums.


    2) What will Siliphos do?

    Basically, it will do four things:
    It will prevent so-called ‘brown’ or ‘red’ water;
    It will stop corrosions of plumbing and bathroom fixtures;
    It will eliminate hardness scaling;
    It will save you considerable costs on plumbing and
    installation repairs;


    3) Does Siliphos remove hardness and iron
    from water?

    No, it is known as a sequestering agent. That is, it “ties up” hardness and renders it harmless. It prevents the formation of brown water caused by oxidation of the iron pipes.


    4) How does Siliphos prevent corrosion?

    It forms a thin protective layer on the inside of pipes and metal parts. This film or layer is microscopic in thickness and will not build-up with time.


    5) Is this compound dangerous or harmful
    to use?

    No. All components used in Siliphos are 100% pure food-grade materials.


    6) Will Siliphos change the taste of water?

    No. It is colorless, tasteless and odorless in the concentrations recommended for treatment. Coffee and tea might even taste better.


    7) How is Siliphos added to a water system?

    A dispenser is the most reliable, accurate and economical
    method of feeding it.


    8) How much of Siliphos should be used?

    The installation being protected must get 3 - 5 g Siliphos, that is 2 - 3 g  P2O5 in every cubic metre (220 UK gallons / 1000 Litres) of water.

    PVC Threaded and Glue Fittings

    PVC(Polyvinyl chloride) fittings are used to connect sections of pipes or tubes, adapt to different sizes or shapes, and controlling the flow of water. There are two predominant types of PVC fittings namely PVC Glue Fittings and PVC Threaded Fittings. The difference between the two is that PVC Glue Fittings result in permanent joints and PVC Threaded Fittings are semi-permanent and can be replaced. PVC Glue fittings are joined with primer and cement- a chemical solvent that melts the surface of the PVC and then quickly re-hardens to fuse the pieces together. This results in an airtight, leak-proof bond similar to what you get with welding metal. An example of such a fitting is a PVC Glue Reducing Socket which is used to join together two pieces of PVC pipes with different diameters. Another example would be a  90 Degree Elbow which is used to connect two pipes of the same diameter at an angle of 90 degrees.PVC Threaded fittings utilise a simple threaded connection whereby replaceable 'male threaded' are screwed into 'female threaded'.Male threads have a thread on the outside of the fitting and female threads have a thread on the inside. When you thread the fitting in, it compresses against the other threads.PTFE tape is used to thread these together and the proper way to assemble threaded fittings is to finger tighten, then add one to two turns but no more. An example of a threaded fitting is a Reducing Nipple Male Threaded which is used to connect between two female threads of different diameters. 

    Link To PVC Fittings

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    Picture of 10" Siliphos Scale Prevention System
    10" Siliphos Scale Prevention System
    Please note that this system is only meant for single point applications, such as before a single domestic geyser. It is not meant for a whole house, or large industrial applications.
  • Approximate Flow Rate: +/- 300LPH
  • Housing Dimensions: 32cm x 11cm x 11cm
  • Inlet/outlet Size: 3/4" / 20mm Female
  • Maximum Pressure: 6 bar / 90psi
  • Maximum Operating Temprature: 4 - 38°C
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    Picture of 20" Siliphos Scale Prevention System
    20" Siliphos Scale Prevention System
    Please note that this system is only meant for single point applications, such as before a single domestic geyser. It is not meant for a whole house, or large industrial applications. Longer life span than the 10" Siliphos system, due to large amount of siliphos
  • Approximate Flow Rate: +/- 300LPH
  • Housing Dimensions: 59cm x 12cm x 12cm
  • Inlet/outlet Size: 3/4" / 20mm Female
  • Maximum Pressure: 6 bar / 90psi
  • Maximum Operating Temprature: 4 - 38°C
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    Picture of 10" Big Siliphos Scale Prevention System
    10" Big Siliphos Scale Prevention System
    This system is meant for a whole household size application.
  • Approximate Flow Rate: +/- 1500LPH
  • Housing Dimensions: 59cm x 12cm x 12cm
  • Inlet/outlet Size: 1" / 20mm Female
  • Maximum Pressure: 6 bar / 90psi
  • Maximum Operating Temprature: 4 - 38°C
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    Picture of 20" Big Siliphos Scale Prevention System
    20" Big Siliphos Scale Prevention System
    This system is meant for a whole household size application.
  • Approximate Flow Rate: +/- 1500LPH
  • Housing Dimensions: 61cm x 19cm x 19cm
  • Maximum Pressure: 6 bar / 90psi
  • Maximum Operating Temprature: 4 - 38°C
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