As you can imagine we have several thousand installations of ScaleFlow systems that are protecting everything from general household plumbing to critical heat exchange surfaces in surgery centers. The applications are also quite varied, including large hotel installations to replace conventional water softening to small in-line cartridge filters to protect Espresso Machines.
In the food service sector, one of our largest installations is a 4-tank system in Beloit, WI at a Frito-Lay plant. The 300 gpm system was installed to protect the large water heaters used in the manufacturing of corn chips. The company is delighted by the savings they are experiencing compared to the cost of operating a conventional water softener with salt and water discharge expense.
We are also in several Sonic Fast Food Restaurants in the St. Louis area to help control scale in their steamers. In the Asian food chain store, called Panda Express, ScaleFlow is being used to protect tankless water heaters. At the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI our small cartridge based systems (2 gpm) are being used to protect Cleveland Range food steamer equipment. It saves the University $5000/yr in labor & descaling services.
CiCi’s Pizza Chain is employing ScaleFlow in several stores to protect equipment from scale while also enhancing the taste of its pizza dough. Softened water was not appropriate for ingredient water in their dough recipe.
Our largest installation to date handles up to 900 gpm at the LA Live – JW Marriott & Ritz-Carlton property in Los Angeles, CA. And our smallest installation involves our new 1/2 gpm cartridges used for humidifier feed water.
I hope this information is helpful in determining whether ScaleFlow will be suitable in the bakery application in Idaho.