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Analysis

Control and Treatment for Industrial Water Cycles

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 08:26

Hydrocon’s Total Water Management concept helps companies improve their industrial water cycles. Industrial water management is complex because usage is fragmented across processes. Hydrocon starts at the source, where water intake is prepared for industrial needs. Control of water usage is necessary across the production process including heat exchanger equipment, cooling towers and heaters. Wastewater treatment is the last area Hydrocon usually addresses. Discharging the water in compliance with environmental norms or reusing it are the best scenarios.

The integration of different disciplines into one service is Total Water Management’s distinguishing advantage. Hydrocon assists companies in the design and construction of water treatment plants adapting water intake to their processes. The same approach is needed for wastewater treatment facilities. The operation and maintenance of specialized equipment also require knowledge that can be difficult to find in-house. Companies need to use the right chemical products to optimize water treatment processes. Unlike some companies that either focus on selling equipment and chemicals or providing operations

and maintenance services, Hydrocon incorporates all aspects into one service. The company is also investing in a chemicals production unit to control the quality of the products used in their processes.

Its partnership with GE Power & Water is an important asset for Hydrocon, giving the company privileged access to GE’s top-notch equipment and services. GE places great emphasis on technology, which is reflected in its Power & Water division. All its water management processes use cutting-edge technology, in which GE is a leader thanks to the company’s large annual investment in R&D.

Hydrocon employs 180 people and continues to enhance business processes and quality systems. Hydrocon targets industries that consume large amounts of water. The company uses a productive unit model made of commercial, services and administrative segments. This allows every unit to be specialized, self-sufficient, independent and replicable. The company’s services and sales processes are certified under ISO 9001:2008 and it is implementing ISO 14000 and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s guidelines.