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Crusader Active Armour Cartridge and tank-based phosphate treatment systems address:
Hard Water Scale
Silica and Silicates
Phosphates adapt easily to pre-existing water qualities without negatively affecting the water chemistry.
Crusader Orthophosphate-based systems are corrosion inhibitors and as such react with dissolved metals (e.g. Ca, Mg. Zn, etc.) in the water to form a very thin metal-phosphate coating with pipes and fitting surfaces. This forms a microscopic barrier on the inner surface of the pipe that is exposed to the treated water.
Crusader Polyphosphate based systems react with soluble metals (iron, manganese, calcium, magnesium, etc.) by sequestering (binding-up) the metals to maintain their solubility in water. The phosphate sequestering process minimizes the risk of discoloration, staining, scaling, taste/odor, and other water quality complaints.
Does this do the job of a Water Softener?
No, Active Armour is not a Water Softening technology; it is designed to control scale and corrosion only. Water softeners physically remove hardness from the water, which allows other major benefits to skin, soap, dishes, and laundry.
Benefits of Crusader Active Armour:
Reduced chlorine demand due to corrosion inhibition and sequestration of Fe/Mn
Lower color and turbidity in the distribution system
Less staining, removal of system scale deposits
Control of biofilm regrowth, lower TOC
Fewer system coliform violations
Increased C-factors and hydraulic flow rates in system
Reduced electrical demand
Better valve operation
Improved meter accuracy
Less maintenance and service expenditures
Tank-based solutions available for whole house & commercial use
Crusader’s Orthophosphate blended solutions are developed and manufactured in the USA to ensure rigorous quality control and environmental sustainability standards are maintained throughout.