We cater for the following industries:
One of our largest markets is that of healthcare. Many hospitals have old boilers and heating systems that need to be carefully nurtured and looked after. GEMchem’s treatments are especially good for old systems that have suffered from corrosion and need to be coaxed back to their most efficient.
FDA compliant products are available for sites that require the steam to be used for direct contact or sterilisation.
Fuel costs are brought down through a combination of better heat transfer and lower boiler blowdown, both of which can lead to substantial savings. The internals of the feed tank, feed pipe, boiler(s) and condensate systems are all protected against scale and corrosion.
New boilers and systems benefit immediately from comprehensive protection, lower running costs and higher efficiencies.
One hospital engineer estimated that it had saved him over £3,000 annually in maintenance labour costs alone.
Food and Beverage
The food and drinks industry has very strict requirements with respect to water quality. GEMchem has products tailored to suit these high standards, suitable for cooling, process and waste water.
Any steam that is used for cooking or food preparation needs to be “food safe”. We use products that have been specifically designed for the food industry and are compliant to the FDA Regulations. The steam can be safely used for jacket cooking or for direct injection.
The pharma industry has need of high quality steam and process cooling water. GEMchem has a comprehensive range of products to suit these exacting requirements. Designed to optimise the efficiency of the processes and application, the products are also selected to promote plant reliability and extended life.
The safety and integrity of all heating and cooling plant is fundamental to good engineering management. Industrial steam systems, open cooling systems and closed circuits all benefit from really good water treatment, both in terms of the superior products employed and the operation, management and optimisation of the treatment itself.
Laundry and Textile
Laundries, like all other competitive businesses, are looking to reduce their running costs and improve their efficiency. GEMchem assists laundries in achieving this, not only by reducing both the costs of running their steam boilers, but also by cutting their maintenance costs on the steam circuits.
Boiler management is much easier, leaving the engineers to concentrate more on other aspects of the plant.
Dairies use large quantities of process, cooling and hot water. GEMchem’s superior treatment and analysis programme ensures that the plant runs smoothly and efficiently with both good heat transfer and strong biocidal control. The corrosion management properties of the treatments safeguard the cooling and heating plant, maintaining optimal efficiencies.
Animals have very sensitive palates and food cooked for them using steam needs to be free of unwanted flavours brought about by poor quality steam. GEMchem’s products reduce the incidences of boiler carryover and, with good boiler management, produce a very high quality of steam.
Boilers are well protected from both scale and corrosion, as is the ensuing condensate system.
Paper & board
Steam is a very important commodity in these plants and the quality of it is critical to the smooth operation of the production equipment. GEMchem’s treatment, whilst giving rise to a very consistent level of steam quality, promotes better heat transfer and hence improved efficiency at the user points.
Also, importantly, due to the superior condition of the returning condensate, the quality of the water being fed into the boilers is kept very high and wastage to a minimum. The condensate can be returned directly into the boiler at high pressure or via the boiler feed tank.
The treatment contributes significantly to the overall efficiency of the steam system, maintaining it at a consistently high level.
Kurita also have a comprehensive range of chemicals devoted specifically to the paper manufacturing industry, which includes surface sizing agents, wet strength agents and defoamers.
Aeronautical & surface treatment
Particular surface treatments require the ability to heat and cool pickling solutions accurately and for specific amounts of time. The heating process generally involves the use of steam into what is a very aggressive environment. The GEMchem boiler treatment protects the steam and condensate pipework, extending its life significantly. This results in lower maintenance and replacement costs, bringing down unit production costs.