A Big Splash in Savings21-Jul-2014
New water pre-treatment process reduces costs and conserves water
By Kathleen Spicer
At a Boeing building in Kent, Wash., nine cooling towers can support the production of 23,000 gallons (87,000 liters) per minute of chilled water that is used to support critical heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems. A conservation initiative by Site Services of Shared Services Group is expected to save 7.6 million gallons (28.9 million liters) a year there, plus eliminate harmful chemicals and significantly reduce maintenance. Similar improvements at Boeing facilities in El Segundo, Calif., are expected to save an estimated 95,000 gallons (356,600 liters) of water a month.