Stina Installs Second Soft Wave Unit at PNE Pacific Coliseum
October 28, 2016
Stina Resources Ltd. (“the Company”) is pleased to announce the second of two Soft Wave installations at the PNE Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver. An additional unit has now been installed on the Closed Water Loop Evaporative Cooling Tower for the heat pump system that services all of the executive office, suites, and dressing rooms. (Cooling Tower #3). Tests on this cooling tower will initiate in the next few days.
On October 19, 2016 the Company announced the installation of another unit on one of two Dual Evaporative Condensers for the Coliseum’s ammonia refrigeration system (dual cooling towers), servicing the general arena and ice surface when needed. A test will be conducted on the system utilizing Soft Wave (North Cooling Tower #2) comparing results from the identical system not using it (South Cooling Tower #1).
Both Pacific Coliseum Soft Wave units are now up and running and the first water samples will be pulled next week for baseline analysis, with further tests and observations to follow. Water will be tested for comparative alkalinity, conductivity, pH levels, and water hardness. The water clarity will be noted, as will the water metered usage which is expected to be reduced by using Soft Wave. The Company expects to release further details as testing initiates in the next few days.
The Company is very pleased to have the opportunity to introduce Soft Wave technology to a first class facility like the Pacific Coliseum because of the quality and size of the systems, as well as the fact that its cooling towers are relatively new and well maintained, and therefore can be expected to demonstrate strong benefits from incorporating Soft Wave.
The Company also expects to announce another milestone Soft Wave installation in the very near future, and further installations are being planned with a local engineering company overseeing the installation work on behalf of Stina. Regular controlled testing will be done at all installations. Stina's goal is to demonstrate the cost savings and environmental footprint reduction using Soft Wave technology, specifically in industrial settings. By establishing Soft wave technology as a new and effective alternative to chemical treatment, monetization of the technology will be quickly realized, translating into increasing revenues for Stina. This will help define a business model that would include a wide range of commercial and residential customers.
About Soft Wave
Soft Wave is a non-chemical water treatment system that provides a number of cost-saving, environmental, and personal benefits to household consumers, businesses, city water infrastructures, and large industrial operations. Soft Wave dissolves and suspends minerals in the water, thus preventing scale formation inside the pipes and the elimination of prior scaling. Soft Wave technology has been in development for over six years and has been commercially available in the U.S. for the past three years. During that time, Soft Wave has been installed in such locations as Dole Foods, Fresh Express and Best Western Hotels, in addition to a number of other well-known companies throughout North America. Soft Wave is completely scalable and works as well in homes as it does in power plants. Benefits include a reduction or elimination of all chemical additives in your water system, elimination of calcium and mineral deposits, reduced maintenance or replacement costs of a system, and significant cost savings while reducing environmental footprints. Applying Soft Wave technology in industrial cooling tower operations reduces water evaporation, eliminates the need for chemical cleaning and will normally lead to increased cycles. These factors combine to decrease the required makeup water, and decrease the blow down water, thus saving millions of gallons of water and reducing the reliance on chemical treatment to prevent scaling, and reduce production downtime. This means potential large scale industrial cost savings through reduced wear and tear on components, reduced liability, reduced overhead, and increases in efficiency. Potential customers are numerous, from power plants, to refineries, steel factories, agricultural operations, food production plants, city water systems, and residential homes. Stina acquired the Canadian distribution rights for Soft Wave from AGT earlier this year.