What is Siliphos?
Siliphos is a milk thistle seed extract that has some awesome treatment affects in regards to hard water and corrosion.
Siliphos scale control prevents scale and stops corrosion. It utilizes the phenomenon that minute concentrations of polyphosphates are sufficient to inhibit the deposition of scale onto metallic surfaces. Because of its phosphate and silicate content Siliphos also inhibits corrosion by forming a thin protective layer on the metal surface. A Siliphos concentration of 2-3 ppm is sufficient to achieve both of these effects. (in layman’s terms it helps to prevent hard water damage and corrosion).
Most natural waters cause damages in pipes, boilers and other installations. Some contain dissolved minerals, mainly calcium and magnesium salts. Such waters are referred to as being hard.
Hard waters form scale in pipes and boilers. This leads to a decrease in water pressure and an increased energy demand. Clogged pipes may have to be replaced. Heating coils may overheat and fail.
Soft waters are aggressive to metals and cause corrosion. Consequently the tap water turns brown. Leaks and burst pipes may be the results. IE. Salt based systems.
Examples of corroded and scaled pipes.
Siliphos prevents scale and stops corrosion. It utilizes the phenomenon that minute concentrations of polyphosphates are sufficient to inhibit the deposition of scale onto metallic surfaces. Because of its phosphate and silicate content Siliphos also inhibits corrosion by forming a thin protective layer on the metal surface. A Siliphos concentration of 2-3 ppm is sufficient to achieve both of these effects.
Example of Siliphos coated pipe.
Our scale control filters utilize Siliphos to treat and prevent scale damage and buildup. Not only does this system prevent the damage but it will also begin to remove any existing buildup in the system it is connected to. Here are some FAQ’s in regards to Siliphos:
1) What is Siliphos?
Siliphos is a water treatment compound, a glass-like Polyphosphate containing Sodium, Calcium Magnesium and Silicate, formulated specifically for the treatment of water problems. It originates from the milk thistle seed.
2) What will Siliphos do?
Basically it will do four things:
- It will prevent so-called ‘brown’ or ‘red’ water;
- It will stop corrosions of plumbing and bathroom fixtures;
- It will eliminate hardness scaling;
- It will save you considerable costs on plumbing and
- installation repairs.
3) Does Siliphos remove hardness and iron
No, it is known as a sequestering agent. That is, it “ties up” hardness and renders it harmless.
4) How does Siliphos prevent corrosion?
It prevents the formation of brown water caused by oxidation of the iron pipes. It forms a thin protective layer on the inside of pipes and metal parts. This film or layer is microscopic in thickness and will not build-up with time.
5) Is this compound dangerous or harmful
No. All components used in Siliphos are 100% pure food grade materials.
6) Will Siliphos change the taste of water?
No. It is colourless, tasteless and odourless in the concentrations recommended for treatment. Coffee and tea might even taste better.
7) How is Siliphos added to a water system?
A dispenser is the most reliable, accurate and economical method of feeding it.
8) How much of Siliphos should be used?
Each dispersion filter has a select amount needed based on its size and use. A whole house filter for example would need a larger amount than a single unit filter.