The garment supplier provides cleanroom garments to clients, including those in the semiconductor and pharmaceutical industries. Garments in these industries require high purity water for cleaning to minimize any particulate material.
The Illinois facility had a water system based on large service exchange deionization tanks, which resulted in high monthly costs as their business grew. When the resin in the deionization tanks became exhausted, the tanks needed to be regenerated off-site and replaced by other tanks. This resulted in high operating costs and extended periods of downtime.
However, that all changed in summer 2013.
Mar Cor, a leading supplier of high purity water systems with offices throughout the US and Canada, sent a technical representative to evaluate their needs and suggested they change their approach by installing an on-site, fully integrated RODI high purity water system. The process began with a proposal of a turnkey 35 gpm pretreatment/reverse osmosis/electrodeionization system to be fully installed and operational within three days. The on-site, fully automated system would produce 17 megohm water with low particle and bacteria levels, which would be able to thoroughly clean the gowns with minimal downtime. Because the system was designed as skidded components and fully tested at the factory before shipping, it was installed in the required three day window, minimizing disruption to the business.
After operating successfully for several months, the cleanroom service provider determined the replacement of the garment company’s off-site deionization process with Mar Cor’s high purity water system reduced the company’s water costs by 75%, with the additional benefits of reduced water usage and downtime. Any service needs can be met with support provided from the local service office, so the garment supplier can concentrate on the business end.
Many systems using off-site regenerated resin can be a candidate for an on-site water system. Systems can be installed quickly and operation can be automated. If your facility has high operating costs, consider Mar Cor’s competent, consistent, & compliant products for your company’s high purity water needs.
About Mar Cor Purification
Mar Cor Purification, a wholly‐owned subsidiary of Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE:CMN), is the largest supplier of dialysis medical water systems in North America. It has service offices in 27 cities in the United States and Canada, with seven ion exchange resin regeneration plants strategically located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Montreal and Toronto. Mar Cor also provides turnkey water purification systems to high purity clients including pharmaceutical, cosmetics, semiconductor and other bacteria controlled applications. Filtration/separation products and disinfectants are provided to the same customer base in addition to a separate worldwide distributor network.