Pearson Water Chillers - Best Practices for Hard-Water Environment Concrete Batching.

June 12, 2023

Depending on one's production needs, there could be a multitude of Pearson Water Chiller models that would be a good fit. Knowing the differences between the models is important. Different concrete batching environments play a crucial role in the asset health of your Pearson Water Chiller. Specifically, if your chiller has a "plate and frame" style heat exchanger, it will be more impacted by mineral build-up associated with hard water environments.
If your water is hard (has high mineral content), and your chiller utilizes a plate and frame heat exchanger (refer to model #), we suggest you follow these best practices to make sure your Water Chiller stays in production.

  1. Never run any gray water through system. i.e. plant process water or truck washout water.
  2. Ensure a proper protocol is in place for winterizing the unit each year.
  3. Reverse circulate fresh water through the system 2x-3x p year.
  4. Check your strainers often - this will also give you an idea of how aggressive your water source is on your equipment.

For any other Water Chiller questions, please reach out to us via our Contact Form, and we will be happy to assist you.