Omnipresent chemical-free water treatment technology
Transform the way you maintain your water with Flow-Tech Home, the industry's leading chemical-free water treatment technology. Flow-Tech allows for a simple, non-invasive installation, and is the technology that treats all the
water in your system – regardless of flow.
Water treatment technology that works for you
Watch how all the water in your facility's system can be treated. Using the proper testing equipment, you can measure and validate the treatment signal at any point along the fluid column, regardless of flow. Pulsing thousands of times per second, Flow-Tech's unique ability to propagate along the fluid column leaves no ion or bacterium untouched.
Where it all began.
With over 50 years combined experience, the team at Flow-Tech Systems has designed a system which increases operational efficiencies by reducing microbial contamination, scale deposition, corrosion, and potential health and safety problems.
Flow-Tech's water conditioning system uses state-of-the-art technology. It couples time-tested, proven science with an innovative proprietary induction method that allows facilities to eliminate the need for ion exchange water softeners and other chemical treatment programs, making it the ultimate green choice for water treatment. The Flow-Tech system conditions, not softens, water. It temporarily alters the ionic makeup of the water, which disallows the formation of encrusted limescale when supersaturation occurs.
Unlike other chemical and physical water treatment systems on the market, Flow-Tech Systems has invented a proprietary method of treating all of the water throughout your plumbing system, whether the water is moving or not. The system generates a weak AC current – this electrical field is conducted into the water loop header and throughout the piping network to form homogeneous calcium seed crystals that simply remain in suspension. These suspended seed crystals will eventually settle out or pass through the system without adhering to the heated surfaces.
Flow-Tech is the only system on the market that maintains measurable signal strength throughout your entire plumbing system, regardless of flow.
Flow-Tech relies on the basic concept of thermodynamic equilibrium of a process to control the deposit of scale. When the water in the process fluid is in a supersaturated state, normal thermodynamic conditions such as pressure drop and temperature changes can cause precipitation to occur.
This effect is generally localized in the system and, over a period of time, the constant precipitation of the solute (scale) builds and causes inefficiencies in the system. In the presence of Flow-Tech's technology, the precipitation process (formation of nucleation sites) is activated independent of the thermodynamic conditions throughout the system.
This event allows billions of small nucleation sites to form throughout the system. When super saturation occurs, these sites precipitate and form homogenous clusters that remain in suspension and do not attach to surfaces.
In 2009, ASHRAE commissioned a study through the University of Pittsburgh. A protocol was established to evaluate chemical-free water treatment systems and their effectiveness in controlling sessile bacteria (biofilm) in cool water systems.
The initial test evaluated the industry-leading brand name systems using magnetic, electrostatic, ultrasound, and cavitation. None of these devices showed the ability to control microbial growth rates compared to the control.
In 2012, an evaluation was commissioned to test Flow-Tech using the same protocol at the University of Pittsburgh. A 98% reduction of sessile bacteria (biofilm) was achieved against the control. Flow-Tech is the only chemical-free system to have passed this test to date.
Encapsulation & Electroporation
Flow-Tech's unparalleled ability to control biologics is from two methods: encapsulation and electroporation.
With encapsulation, the bacteria becomes encrusted in the precipitate that is now staying in suspension due to Flow-Tech signal. Once encrusted, bacteria cannot reproduce and are ultimately removed via blowdown or filtration.
With electroporation, Flow-Tech's propagating signal creates small holes in the cell walls. Now damaged, the bacteria will spend the rest of its life healing instead of reproducing.
Unlike chemical treatment, physical attack does not breed superbugs.
Flow-Tech allows the operator to change the environment in which you can safely operate cooling towers with a higher level of CaCO₃, a natural cathodic corrosion inhibitor.
With low bacteria counts and a lack of biofilm, Microbial Induced Corrosion (MIC) can be reduced, while chemically induced corrosion can be avoided by eliminating corrosive oxidizing biocides. Finally, by managing cycles of concentration, chloride pitting can be successfully avoided with the implementation of Flow-Tech.
For years, chamber systems were known to be the industry standard. We knew this concept was flawed as the water is only treated as it flows through the system. That's why we built Flow-Tech – to treat all of your water, regardless of flow, and to treat it more efficiently.
We developed a proprietary concept of generating a much more powerful electromagnetic wave and propagating it throughout the entire system.
Implementing Flow-Tech into your water system is equivalent to lining your entire piping with chamber systems. In fact, the power transferred to the water from one Flow-Tech unit is equal to more than 70 "industry standard" chamber systems plumbed in parallel, while consuming 1/6,054 of the power.
Flow-Tech key benefits
Increase System Efficiency
Prevent detrimental operational deficiencies that result from scale deposition, biologic fouling, and corrosion.
Increase Water Savings
Reduce blowdown, reuse water for irrigation, displace potable water and eliminate discharge fees.
Reduce Environmental Impact
Keep drinking water clean, reduce water usage, and reduce municipality and environmental impact.
Avoid damaging equipment with extreme and costly means of scale and biofilm removal.
Increase productivity by reducing system downtime and labor spent on equipment maintenance.
Eliminate Chemical Hazards
Eliminate the ordering, moving, storage, handling, and potential injury and environmental risk of toxic chemicals.
Obtain LEED Points
Earn credits for Water Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation in Design.
Minimize Failure Points
Avoid having more moving parts than necessary.
Improve Energy Usage
Allow your system to run as it was designed to without the efficiency losses that come with scale and biofilm, which is 4x more insulating than calcium scale
Discover the possibilities
Flow-Tech Home products are available exclusively through a network of over 250 fully trained and certified plumbing contractors.
As great as our technology is, it might not be the right solution for you. Consult with a local plumber who knows your water supply, can evaluate your home plumbing system and insure that you get a solution that is right for you.
Our system looks simple, but it must be installed correctly to work. Our plumbers are certified by Flow-Tech Home, which insures proper installation and qualifies you for our 100% guarantee.