Ion Pinch is a 3rd-generation scale suppression device that works together with existing chemical water treatment programs to deliver significant energy efficiency savings to building HVAC systems. Far more powerful and sophisticated than 1st and 2nd-generation devices, it applies electric fields directly to water, softening and removing particles that otherwise leads to mineral fouling, scaling, and biofilm buildup.
The Ion Pinch is a flanged device installed either inline with a chiller and cooling tower or as a separate side-stream skid with filtration. Its electronic control unit produces an oscillating radio-frequency electric field applied to water. Mineral scale crystals are modified, softened and removed to protect cooling equipment and prevent unnecessary costs.