Zee Company – Water & Energy Management

Frequently Asked Questions


Does Zee Company provide water treatment products?
Zee Company provides a wide variety of custom water treatment products. Our line of products include such formulations as defoamers, surfactants, dispersants, biocides and metal passivators. Each client’s needs are unique and we custom blend our products to meet each client’s singular needs. Contact us to receive more information on how Zee Company can meet your specific needs.

What is Boiler Corrosion?
Corrosion in boiler water systems can result in energy inefficiencies and/or costly downtime. All too often, plant managers learn this painful lesson when they can least afford to. Boiler metal corrosion is the conversion of steel into rust. Oxygen pitting and low pH are two forms of boiler water system corrosion and are equally detrimental to overall efficiency. Zee Company has your solution to this problem with a variety of environmentally-compatible products.

What is Fouling?
Fouling occurs in cooling water systems when solid materials leave deposits on equipment surfaces. Deposits are introduced into the system from airborne materials and makeā€“up water. These solids are the result of clay oils, debris, microbes, mud, organic matter, and sand. Fouling greatly reduces the efficiency of heat transfer and water flow in water cooling systems.

What is Microbial Contamination?
Cooling water systems are afflicted with a myriad of potential microbial combatants. Microbial contamination is associated with algae, bacteria and fungi. Microbiological problems pose potentially hazardous situations when they attack your water cooling system, leaving behind bacterial slimes, fouling, and sulfuric acid. These invaders cause corrosion, fouling, plugging, and tower destruction.

Your Zee Company professional can target these microbes with the most effective, cost-efficient, and environmentally friendly solutions available.

Why is Cooling Water Scaling Bad?
Just like boiler systems, cooling systems can be plagued by scaling problems. Cooling water scaling occurs when mineral deposits are formed. The most common forms are calcium carbonate, calcium sulfate and silicates. This scale buildup on surfaces is extremely difficult to eradicate. Cooling water scaling dramatically reduces energy efficiencies and heat transfer capacity. Need answers? We have solutions.

What is Carryover?
Carryover is a common boiler water problem often associated with improper priming and/or foaming. Zee Company has solutions for equipment and foaming challenges. Our team of specially trained and accredited professionals provides you with the answers you need.

Why is Priming a Problem?
Priming is a widespread boiler water issue. Priming occurs when there is a sudden and violent eruption of boiling water. Priming slams deposits around the main steam header valve. This problem is often the result of mechanical malfunction. Periodic diagnostic reviews by Zee Company professionals are your best defense against this damaging foe.

What is the Cost of Cooling Water Corrosion?
Cooling water corrosion is very costly. This form of corrosion reduces the lifespan of equipment and leads to expensive repairs and production downtime. The most common forms of cooling water corrosion are a result of deposit pitting, electrochemical involvement, electrolysis, and microbial growth.

Whatever the source, Zee Company line of products provides the protection you need to effectively manage your cooling water system.

What is Boiler Scaling?
Boiler scaling is a stealth invader. Scaling occurs in the boiler as the water is heated and becomes steam. The boiler acts as a distillation unit, extracting the pure water, now steam, while leaving behind concentrations of contaminants and minerals. Some of the forms of boiler scale are calcium carbonate, calcium silicate, and calcium sulfate.