Heating and/or swirling water can result in calcium build up in the plumbing and pipe walls, heating coils and heat exchangers, as well as in pumps and control valves. Pressure loss and narrowing of the pipeline cross-sections through to complete obstruction of the pipes is possible. This can result in unpleasant and often costly disruptions of the plumbing systems and technical facilities.
- Increased hygiene risks through biofilm build-up in the encrustations
- Biofilms are the perfect habitat for undesirable microorganisms and pathogens
- Makes chemical or thermal disinfection more difficult
- Decreased heat transfer in the heating coils and heat exchangers; calcium deposits act as an insulator
- This leads to higher maintenance costs