Vulcan vs. magnetic products

Vulcan is NOT a magnetic system. It works exclusively with impulses. The energy is simply taken from a power plug. We would like to distance ourselves from those devices that use the force of magnetism to treat water.
At first sight, an electromagnetic unit may look similar in principle. However, Vulcan operates differently: it works with an electronic control unit that produces the impulse signals. These signals are transferred onto the impulse bands which are connected to the acrylic electronic control unit.
In comparison, most electromagnetic units also have some sort of plastic box from which there are some cables emerging. The electronics in the box produce electricity which runs in the electric cables and come back in a loop. You will easily recognize that the cables run back into the box. This way, the cable acts as an electromagnet.
Again, the Vulcan-impulse-bands do not run back, but end on the pipe.

Why you should avoid magnetism when treating water
Magnetic-based physical water treatment devices produce electric impulses by induction. This means that the magnet(ism) together with the water that flows through the pipe are supposed to generate complex electric impulses. This sometimes gets achieved. However, the following problems with magnetism cannot be ignored:
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1. Problem with Magnetism: Velocity
Generating a complex electric impulse field only works if the water inside the pipe flows by the magnetic field with high speed (= velocity/ flow rate) at a minimum of one meter per second (~ min. 3.3 ft/sec). If this is right, then the impulse can be generated. However, if the flow rate is not right (too slow), the impulses are not generated efficiently.
kalk_scale_arrow_grey We believe that it is the best to always provide a perfect and stable electric impulse field simply by sending out the impulse signal via the impulse bands. Therefore, Vulcan is solely electric. The annual power consumption of Vulcan is minimal and amounts to approx. 5-7 US$ (~ 4-5 €) per year.

2. Problem with Magnetism: not all pipe materials can
be treated equally good
As the magnet does not penetrate through metal very well, many distributors ask to install their units on plastic pipes. If the installation place is a metal pipe their recommendation is to cut out a piece of pipe and to replace it with a piece of plastic pipe.
kalk_scale_arrow_grey We believe that this is an unnecessary complication to work with. Magnetism has its limits with the treatment in general and in addition should be installed on plastic.

3. Problem with Magnetism: Magnetism itself

Magnetism is a powerful force indeed. It is attributed with many positive effects on organisms. However, everyone also knows that magnets attract metallic objects, no matter how small. This again leads to a major problem when magnets are used on a piping system. The area where electro-magnetic systems or permanent magnets are installed is of course magnetic. Here, all magnetic particles in the water are firmly connected to the inside of the pipe. This happens on metal and plastic pipes alike. After only a short while the inside of the pipe is covered with a metal-dirt-particle-film that is a perfect breeding ground (biofilm) for bacteria or other unwanted substances. Many producers of magnetic devices therefore suggest to turn off the unit and “flush” the pipes every six months as a solution to the problem.

kalk_scale_arrow_grey We believe that building up a potential dangerous biofilm with magnetism in order to treat the piping system is not a smart way to solve the scale problem. Also, we know the need to clean the pipe with flushing or brushing can be avoided. The answer is not to use magnetism.

Vulcan offers you a reliable eco-friendly water treatment system against scale and rust – without the drawbacks of magnetism.

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