What can the operator of a popular but outdated outdoor pool do? You've guessed it: carry out carefully planned complete renovation and install a modern water treatment system. Then sit back and watch the visitors pour in.
ProMinent products can be found the world over. For example, some of our metering pumps are based in the western Sierra Madre in the uplands of Mexico, where metal ores have been mined since the middle of the 16th century.
Would you like another coffee? While you're waiting for your flavoursome kick of caffeine to be prepared, your attention may be drawn to the faultless, elegantly matt black surface of the coffee machine and you might well ask: "How do you produce something which looks that good?"
How do communities guarantee a high level of potable water quality even when the weather turns bad? With a UV system that is environmentally friendly as it uses no chemicals – the municipal water supply company in Höchenschwanderberg has done just that.
Guess what we are describing? It's around 0.5 microns long, likes to live in stagnant water at temperatures of 18–50 °C and can cause lung infections which are often fatal. The answer: Legionella pneumophila.
The art of bread making is age-old and steeped in tradition. But reliable technology is indispensable in modern commercial bakeries. Discover the challenging jobs that our Sigma metering pumps do.
The outstanding reputation of Bavarian beer is based on the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516 that has applied to the whole of Germany since 1906. This law was one of the first regulations governing quality in the food sector and means that beer can only be brewed from hops, malted barley and water and may not contain any further additives.
From a five-star restaurant to your kitchen at home, all cooks swear by fresh, untainted produce. And this is as true in Greece as anywhere else. That's why fishermen on the island of Chios use a seawater pool with an ozone system.
Growing ornamental plants isn't just a science in itself, it is also a financially risky enterprise. That's why, when it comes to the disinfection of irrigation water, one of the biggest horticultural operations in Australia relies on proven German technology.
Where can you experience wild animals up close without heading for the wilds? At Taronga Zoo in Sydney, which gives visitors an amazing insight into the fascinating world of animals. In the huge seawater pools, optimum living conditions for the lively inhabitants are provided by ProMaqua technology.
Foam might be welcome for a relaxing, nice smelling bubble bath in the bath tube. But it is a nuisance when it comes to oil transport. With the help of ProMinent pumps, defoaming agents can be metered economically yet effectively.
Started making holiday plans yet? How about a cruise this year? If your ship was built at the MEYER WERFT shipyard in Germany, you'll be setting sail with ProMinent metering technology. As well as the champagne, there are numerous things that need to be kept cool on board, depending on where you are cruising.
The Rhein-Neckar-Arena and the Museum of Technology in Sinsheim, Germany, are both well-known attractions in the local area. But now a brand new leisure facility has opened its doors: the pool and leisure complex Badewelt Sinsheim. Just exit the motorway and find yourself in the Caribbean!
Switzerland's biggest biogas plant is a model of sustainable practice, turning biowaste into precious energy and even treating the surplus water produced during fermentation to make it reusable.
The 5-star Paradis Hotel & Golf Club in Mauritius is as close to luxury as you'll find anywhere. Only the best is good enough and as the name suggests, the hotel promises a paradise of fine sandy beaches and deep blue seas.
Legionella is a type of bacterium commonly found in water and soil. It is transmitted via aerosols, in other words the inhalation of mist droplets containing the bacteria. If they enter the lungs, for example in the shower, they can trigger diseases such as Pontiac fever or a severe pneumonia.
Bus-controlled treatment of swimming pool water. The luxurious new DAY SPA at the Parkhotel Heidehof in Ingolstadt invites guests to swim in shimmering blue water and enjoy its waves, saunas and steam rooms.
The Messer Group produces industrial gases at temperatures of up to minus 196 degrees Celsius, which demands a reliable and powerful cooling circuit. Thanks to a measuring and metering system with integrated corrosion measurement section from ProMinent, the company can now achieve constant minus temperatures by the prevention of corrosion and sedimentation in the cooling water.
The boiler feed water at Borth salt mine is treated with a fully automated batching and metering station by ProMinent.
Oil is often found in regions with extreme ambient conditions. This is the case in Kazakhstan, where one of the largest deposits of oil of the last 40 years has been found. Ten process metering pumps from ProMinent's Orlita Mfs product range are in use in the Kazakhstan oil field. Their robust design makes them ideal for reliable operation - even under the toughest conditions. By metering hypochlorite in the Kazakh oil field, they ensure that the various cooling water circuits function efficiently.
There is virtually no square in Switzerland as significant as the Bundesplatz or Government Plaza in Bern. And none is more frequently used by the public. It is where presidents and royalty are received, concerts, sporting events and markets are held and twice a week where people come to the "der Märit" traditional vegetable, fruit and flower market. A design suited to many different uses was therefore needed for the square's redevelopment. To add a third dimension to the square, a symbolic fountain was integrated into the new design.
Heidelberger Brauerei uses a neutralisation system from ProMinent for the final stage in its waste water treatment process. The system regulates pH so that the waste waters can be discharged into the municipal sewage system. Fully automatic measuring and metering simplifies neutralisation.
Say goodbye to burning eyes
Water on the island of Mauritius is of a good quality but in short supply. And no more so than when there is a cyclone raging. You never know when the public water supply will be fully restored after a storm. To avoid water shortages, the luxury Le Paradis hotel, a member of the Beachcomber chain of hotels, has taken steps to generate all the water it needs itself. Two complete sea water treatment systems from ProMaqua were installed to generate pure water of potable water quality and high reliability.
Metall är ett unikt material - slitstarkt och robust. Men utan rätt ytbehandling håller inte dessa egenskaper. När det gäller ytor är företaget Holzapfel specialister. De förbättrar och behandlar metallytor så att de efter behandling kan tåla högre belastning, är säkert skyddade mot korrosion samt har fått ett "blankt" utseende. Hög prestanda - exakt mätning garanterar pålitlig process
The administration union for municipal water supply in Höchenschwanderberg supplies over
20 villages and hamlets from six municipalities with additional water from an underground reservoir in the Albtal valley to the south of St. Blasien (Baden-Württemberg / Germany). A UV system Dulcodes Z from ProMaqua installed in the Höchenschwanderberg administration union's waterworks has been guaranteeing a high quality of drinking water at all times since the end of 2009.
Bottled water is produced in Bulgaria - water treatment systems were unable to prevent microbiological contamination during the bottling process. ProMaqua replaced the existing systems with its own ozone systems and the result is germ-free drinking water of the highest quality.
A "Plug&Play" desalination plant by ProMaqua supplies some 75 cubic metres of germ-free drinking water per hour. The exceptional feature is the relatively high salt content of 6.270 mg/l and the high boron content of the feed water. The system, which was custom designed by the Heidelberg based manufacturer, uses several stages to turn undrinkable water into crystal clear, hygienic and perfectly fresh drinking water.
Employees of swimming pools have been shown in some cases to develop asthma as an occupational illness caused by exposure to trichloramines.
However, these guideline values are all in a day's work for ProMinent France S.A., as the swimming pool water supply for the Olympic swimming pool in Dijon is disinfected with ozone technology.
In power plants, limescale or corrosion damage caused by deficient feed water treatment usually results in inefficient boiler feed water operation due to water and energy losses - and sometimes even leads to steam turbine failure.
Vehicle washes for trains need much tougher products like alkaline cleaning agents and also acids to keep the dirt on trains at bay. A ProMinent metering system was fitted in a new train wash which went into operation in Halle (Saale, Germany) in July 2011 and has run smoothly ever since.
Yes. Visit Alsace and you will find the small picturesque town of Sélestat which attracts many visitors to more than just its charming Old Town. The public swimming pool "Piscine des Remparts" is also a popular attraction. A leisure pool equipped with state-of-the-art water treatment technology from ProMaqua.
Have you ever been to Mannheim? If so, you'll know
Friedrichsplatz with its distinctive water tower. However a real dampener is put on this great spectacle by the algae. The chlorine dioxide system from ProMaqua was therefore installed to restore clear conditions, that is to say clear water.
Copenhagen, the Danish capital city, and Malmö in Sweden are around 15 kilometres apart – 15 kilometres of sea. Öresund (or the Sound) has long separated these two countries. Now bridge and tunnel links make it the lifeline of the region.
Precise, reliable metering can not only ensure smooth production processes, but also cut costs - as is shown by our example of oiling seals.
Looking to relax under the palm trees and enjoy your free time in a sub-tropical swimming paradise? And to do all that in wonderful scenery? Then come to Park Hochsauerland - even Tarzan would be at home here!
Anyone responsible for supplying thousands of inhabitants with perfect potable water can't run the risk of experimenting. The community of Mörlenbach therefore has a reliable ultrafiltration system fitted in one of its elevated tanks.
What do you eat on the holidays: the classic goose or something exquisite like caviare? In the future, it will also be produced in the desert. You can find out how this works in our extraordinary practical example.
Oil and gas extraction occurs in locations that are extreme for people, nature and equipment. The machines, systems and components used have to withstand extreme mechanical and chemical loads.
A safe, ecologically friendly disinfection should be guaranteed by exchange of an existing arrangement. Bad Dürrheimer Mineralbrunnen based in the Black Forest, Germany, has found the solution: fit the efficient, environmentally-friendly and zero-corrosion disinfection system Dulco®Lyse.
Potable water is our most important commodity, and as such it must satisfy very strict quality standards. The waterworks in Amriswil, Switzerland, supplies around 12 000 customers and handles approximately 2.4 million cubic metres of water per year.
Even without high-performance competition swimsuits, the athletes at London 2012 set an impressive nine new world records at the city's Aquatics Centre. In 34 competitions, a total of 950 Olympians were put through their paces in swimming, diving, synchronised swimming and the aquatics discipline of the modern pentathlon.
The Thalassic Centre ahoi! in Cuxhaven is a stunning spa and pool complex with real sea water. Adults and children can swim and relax in the various pools and enjoy the views of the North Sea. In addition to the giant wave pool there is a kids' paradise, outdoor pool, thermal spring, plunge pools in the sauna zone and a therapy pool in the spa zone.
ProMinent is represented by its own sales and service companies in over 60 countries, covering all global key markets. It has had a presence in India for more than 25 years, firstly through a joint venture and since 1997 through its own subsidiary in Bangalore, as well as administrative and sales offices in the most important cities.
The milk processing industry is subject to stringent hygiene regulations. In dairies, chlorine dioxide is therefore an indispensable disinfectant. For companies that still use ready-for-use disinfection solutions, this is the most cost-effective approach.
Salmon farming is a booming global business, and in Norway it is a particularly important industry. Successful farming requires clean equipment. In particular, the water supply pipes need to be free of biofilm and bacterial contamination.
To achieve an even, high-quality surface finish, the chemicals used in electroplating baths must be of exactly the right concentration. The new flow meter DulcoFlow® from ProMinent uses an ultrasonic method to measure and monitor volume flows with precision.
Minimal cause, maximum effect: a small technical defect in the swimming pool disinfection system prompted the Augusta Sybilla School in Rastatt to make what was initially a difficult decision.
Reports of natural disasters always affect us particularly as, all too often, entirely unforeseen, large numbers of people are utterly and helplessly exposed to the most terrible situations. That is why we are extremely pleased that ProMinent technology is now being used to help thousands of flood victims in Thailand.
Safety has to be paramount wherever many thousands of visitors throng through the gates to a venue every day; the same also applies to the world's largest theme park. Major importance is attached to every aspect of safety at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi – irrespective of whether it relates to safety on the roller coaster rides or the safety of clean drinking water.
Boiler feed water plays a critical role in the trouble-free operation of steam generators. As lime and other deposits, as well as biofilms, have an insulating effect, they can significantly impair the efficiency of heat exchangers in steam and hot water systems. Failures and down times, caused by corrosion or efficiency losses caused by deposits and limescale, can be avoided using special systems supplied by ProMinent.
The town of Vohenstrauss can again use its Fahrenberg spring unrestrictedly, thanks to its investment in a fully automatic filtration and UV system. The town, located in the Upper Palatinate Danube Hills region of Southern Germany, installed a state of the art, fully automatic ultrafiltration system (UF system) and a UV system in the high-level tank under the Fahrenberg hill, which came into operation in 2004, both systems now reliably guaranteeing germ-free, clean drinking water.
The Bernaqua Westside Water Park and Spa in Bern, the leisure and wellness oasis designed by leading architect Daniel Libeskind, allows visitors to experience water in the most varied of ways. Pumps and systems from ProMaqua that have been coordinated with the water treatment processes, guarantee optimum water conditions
One of the largest breweries in Venezuela needed its process water to be treated for the operation of the brewery and for its bottling processes. Germ-free water is also used in bottling, as well as in rinsing and cleaning and disinfection processes and it is imperative that a significantly varying volume flow (0 – 35 m³/h water) is treated with adequate disinfectant. The brewery uses three complete chlorine dioxide generation and metering systems from ProMaqua.
The recently opened Badeparadies Schwarzwald was built in just one year. This means there was no time for experimentation. The operator uses reliable and secure treatment systems from ProMaqua for their swimming pool water.
Water is essential for manufacturer handling with food. It is additive, cooling liquid, cleaning medium and more. Due to this it must be 100 percent clean and germ-free.
That has been the problem: Fattorie Osella, an Italian dairy company part of the international group Kraft Foods, needed to use 200 mc/h of microbiologically controlled water within its facility. Water, to be used for secondary purposes, without getting in contact with the end product, showed little microbial-related problems, in particular the presence of Pseudomonas.
Orlita process pumps ensure smooth material testing in a Swedish nuclear power plant. Researchers working in the Studsvik Nuclear power plant in Sweden are testing the impact of hydrogen gas concentrations on various encapsulation materials. These materials are used to encapsulate nuclear fuel elements with the overall aim of storing them safely for hundreds of years.
Automatic marker pen filling with diaphragm metering pump delta®. The thin marker pens you will find on virtually all desks contain just a few millilitres of ink. These tiny volumes are injected during automatic pen assembly. A new pen is filled every second.
In northern Kuwait, metering stations are helping to keep the oil flowing safely and reliably.
Student researchers use metering system to discover how pulp can be manufactured more efficiently by the addition of chemicals.
One company in Madeira makes table water from the island’s springs and wells. Despite the fact that the natural nitrate content is too high, the finished product is high-quality drinking water – thanks to water treatment from ProMaqua.
Tvätt- och transportsystem för frukt och grönsaker måste rengöras ofta och noggrant. Ett italienskt företag som driver ett äpple-tvättsystem, la små mängder av klordioxid i vattnet och sparar så värdefull tid för anställda.
Våta vägbanor är troligen den mest underskattade faran av de flesta bilister. Därför har halkbanor blivit ett allt vanligare inslag i körkortsutbildningen i många länder.I exempelvis holländska Lelystad testar eleverna bromssträckan på en vägbana som sprayats med vatten. Vattnet återanvänds åtskilliga gånger och måste därför vara rent och bakteriefritt, speciellt legionellafritt.
ProMinent fick uppdraget att lösa problemet på bilskolan och installerade en sensor från Dulcotest-serien. Sensorn håller koll på hur mycket desinfektionsmedel som behövs, i det fallet klor. Mätdata skickas till en DulcoMarin som sköter doseringen och garanterar rent och bakteriefritt vatten.
Lösningen ger inte bara säker halkkörning - som extra bonus håller däcken på bilskolans bilar även längre!
The Dolder Grand is one of Switzerland’s most outstanding spa hotels. The original Curhaus, or health spa, built in 1899, has been transformed into a luxury-class city resort. The hotel boasts an exclusive ambience of opulence and relaxation, with 173 luxurious rooms and suites, exquisite cuisine, large banquet and seminar rooms and a new 4000 sqm spa. Running a hotel of this standard requires superior technology – an important part of which was supplied by ProMinent.
Vine diseases are the curse of every wine grower, however a metering pump can make the spraying of grapes and leaves more manageable. Globally increasing numbers of people are choosing to drink wine instead of beer and every year consumption of wine in Germany increases by 22.5 million bottles. However, winegrowers are faced with a difficult job combating vine diseases and pests before a fine drop can enter the customer's glass.
A family hotel in South Tyrol is using a DVGW-certified UV system to disinfect its swimming pool water - thereby making the water as pure and virus-free as drinking water.
Since spring 2010, a particular attraction of the holiday park „Klein Vaarwater“ on the Dutch island of Ameland are seven luxurious holiday villas, each equipped with their own indoor-pool at ground level alongside the living room.
"Kasta loss!" ropades det ombord på AIDAblu i Warnemünde vid 10:e tiden den 5 maj 2010. Det var då det nya lyxiga kryssningsfartyget från kryssningsbolag AIDA Cruises, under ett regn av fyrverkerier, gav sig iväg på sin turné i Östersjön.
Solenoid metering pumps, as well as other equipment, is used in the treatment of digestate in the largest biogas plant in Switzerland. Switzerland is into biogas in a big way and the largest biogas plant in Switzerland was connected to the grid in the Lucerne district of Inwil in 2009. When operating at full capacity, it supplies up to 1.9 million cubic metres of gas per year - for use by natural gas vehicles (NGV). The volume produced is sufficient for 2,000 cars each travelling 12,000 kilometres per year.
The engine recycling company, BU Drive Schmitz+Krieger GmbH, relies on the treatment of waste water, thereby making an important contribution to environmental conservation and making significant savings in terms of operating costs.
Welde Brewery har bryggt öl med eget källvatten i över 250 år och det traditionella bryggeriet använder flera Bello Zon® klordioxidsystem från ProMinent för att desinficera sitt dricks- och tvättvatten.
The Water Town of Spandau is a very special wellness area: sauna, whirlpool and saline pools are at the visitor's disposition. In addition to the swimming pool technology, ProMinent even supplies the dosing equipment for odors to enable a perfect wellness adventure.
KIA Motors fabriken i Teplicka nad Vahom, Slovakien, kräver mer än 120 kubikmeter processvatten per timme. Vatten som skall ha hög renhets kvalitet och överensstämma med de definierade kvalitetsparametrar för behandlingen av bilmålerilinan. Av denna anledning används mat- och dricksvatten kvalitet medans alla system och komponenter måste installeras silikonfria.
TEMAIKEN is the name of the ca. 34 hectares zoo near Buenos Aires. Aquaria and entire seascapes require the treatment of 1 700 m³ water per hour – this is approximately the usage of a city with 150 000 inhabitants.
A modern fully automatic neutralization plant has been realized as a last wastewater treatment step in the Heidelberg Schlossquell Brewery, newly built in 1999. Here, the neutralization of wastewater is effected by ideally integrated components of a control circuit.
The luxury hotel Le Paradis on Mauritius offers a total of 286 rooms as well as suites, bungalows, villas and a large pool area. Water on Mauritius is scarce and public supply is not guaranteed smoothly.
Hotellet med ca 2 000 bäddar drabbades av förlust av gäster, mycket på grund av vattenkvalitén bräckt vatten. Vattenkvaliteten måste alltså snabbt och drastiskt förbättras. Hotellet letade efter en lösning som skulle göra dem oberoende av den offentlig vattenförsörjningen.
En gigantisk vågmaskin var en av höjdpunkterna när klocktillverkaren Swatch bjöd på Swatch Wave, runt om i världens metropoler.
Koerich vattenverk nära Luxemburg City är ett av hertigdömets allra viktigaste.
The finest beers are created through traditional brewing methods and through use of the very latest technology. The key to success is experience, not just in brewing, but also in the design of the plant itself.
The Greek, 4 star hotel complex „Porto Carras Grand Resort“ with a guest capacity of around 2.000 beds had one scarce resource: high quality water. So ProMinent was asked to supply a complete solution providing potable water from salt water. From the first project meeting to the first glass of pure drinking water took only 5 months.
ProMinent provides their entire water treatment including chemical fluid handling and chlorine dioxide systems in a walk-in container for the cooling water treatments in a cooling tower. A complete service agreement is in place to ensure its constant and efficient operation.
The newly developed Bundesplatz in Bern (Switzerland) was opened on 1st August 2004 – a large-scale project of national importance and international significance. The theme of the redevelopment is based on the elements rock, light and water.
The plant is used for surface treatment of metal parts as preparation for their painting and is divided into a degreasing,
phosphating and passivation zone. Throughput is in excess of 1000 parts per day.
Rent tävlingsvatten är vårt mål. Omfattande kompetens inom vattenrening vår specialitet.
ProMinent har försett de Olympiska spelen med kristallklart tävlingsvatten i över 30 år.
Vattenreningsverk ombesörjer behovet av tillräcklig desinficering för hygieniskt rent dricksvatten hos slutförbrukaren. Den hygieniska renheten hos vattnet kan emellertid inte garanteras om ytterligare rör eller slangar installeras, t ex för dricksvatten och servicevatten för storskaliga evenemang.
Located next to the coast of Northeast-China the islands Zhangzhi and Dachangshan both have a lack of potable water at almost all times during the year. For 160.000 inhabitants of these islands, ProMinent planned, installed and successfully put into operation a complete water treatment solution to convert seawater to potable water.
High performance desalination plant in Chinese freight harbour.
Since 2004 one of the largest and most important freight harbours in North-East China has boasted a state-of-the-art extension. Iron ore imported from Australia arrives here to supply China's flourishing steel industry.
Hälsa och välmående är prioritet ett i sinnet för samarbetet mellan Virgin Active och ProMinent Fluid Controls (Sydafrika) – Virgin Active utmanades att vidta åtgärder för striktare kontroll över sitt vatten till deras 76 klubbar över hela landet. ProMinent Fluid Controls försåg dem med enlösning i form av LegioZon® klordioxid generatorn.
For wastewater treatment, ProMinent, as a partner of HUBER AG, supplied Chemical Fluid Handling components for pH value control, flocculation, precipitation and flotation. The components – optimally matched to one another and to the process – offer an extremely economical total solution for wastewater treatment for the meat processing industry.
Retention agents facilitate an economic paper production. At the Rhein Papier in Hürth, an extremely high retention of fines can be achieved using components optimally matched to the process. As partner of Herkules in Düsseldorf, ProMinent supplied the preparation station for powdery retention agents for this application.
As partner of KHD Humbold Wedag GmbH, Cologne, ProMinent supplies the polymer preparation station for powdery and liquid polymer for the production of stock solutions or working solutions of synthetic flocculants. The components optimally matched among each other and to the process guarantee an extremely economic overall solution.
Mineral water is enjoying strongly increasing popularity. Hygiene is one of the most important factors here for successful
mineral water bottling.
ProMinent etablerar sig med eget dotterbolag i Norge. – Den norska marknaden är lik den svenska och vi ser en stor möjlighet att expandera vår affär i Norge, säger Stefan Ström, VD för ProMinent Doserteknik AB.
The Hilton Hotel in St. Julian, Malta, is located directly at the beach. In the course of modernisation measures, an effective alternative for the insuffi ciently functioning
seawater desalination system for the generation of drinking water was to be found.
Finished pasta products like spaetzle or tortellini are precooked in salt water. For this purpose, the dosing of a 24% saline solution is effected in industrial standard in different blanching devices. The dosing is controlled via a measurement of the inductive conductivity. The set value is about 20 mS (about 1% saline solution). When filling the plants, metered addition is done via a water meter proportionally.
From the Antarctic icebergs to the ground of the oceans: The scientists at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) explore polar areas, oceans and their shores. Target is to understand the complex system Earth, especially the climate and its changes.
Viktigt för beredning eller försäljning av blad sallad är att det måste garanteras att bladens yta rengjorts ordentligt och grobarheten på ytan hålls på ett minimum. Klippytor och punkter av salladbladsbrott är särskilt känsliga för mikroorganismen angrepp och brun färg.
Doserprocesser, styrda synkront med maskinella driftcykler, ställer speciella krav på den doserutrustning som behövs. Det är extra viktigt för anläggningar där det är nödvändigt att tillsätta exakta små kvantiteter vätska inom en mycket kort tidsperiod, exempelvis varje sekund.
In the Russian water works Kronstadt, disinfection with chlorine gas has been replaced by sodium hypochlorite. The new process was to be fully automatic and redundantly. Moreover, fluctuating raw water charges had to be respected.
Kostnadsbesparing på upp till 40% av kemikalieförbrukning vid desinfektion och färskvatten konsumtion, med hjälp av klordioxid, vid Cralisheim mejeriet.