Stone Fabrication and Water Reuse
As you are aware, water is a critical part of your stone fabrication operation. Your equipment, tools and shop depend on water to operate efficiently. Thus, making water just as much of a tool as any saw, polisher, or slab cart. Additionally, you perform maintenance on your machinery on a regular basis. Just like you maintain your fabrication equipment, water can be “maintained” in a sense; through stone fabrication water recycling.
Water’s Importance In Stone Fabrication
There is no doubt that water is a key part of your stone fabrication shop. It is everywhere you look. Not just for the implementation of cutting slabs. Also polishing, coring and even cleaning are ways that water is used in the stone fabrication industry.
And even though you may not be conscious of its importance all day, every day. When a pump fails, it becomes the only thing you think of until it’s back to flowing freely and doing its job – keeping things cool in the shop.
Because water plays such a key role in the day-to-day operation of stone fabrication facilities, it is important to maintain it. As with any other fabrication tool, water when treated properly and maintained trough processes, provides greater efficiency. So, you get more out of recycled and/or systematically treated water. Hence, this precious tool becomes even more productive.
Other Ways Water Affects Stone Fabrication
Besides the operational ways mentioned above, water affects a stone fabrication shop in a business sense. We will briefly look at a couple of ways the handling of water may affect your business.
First, there are a number of people and businesses that take into consideration the environment. As a result, customers seek businesses that pay attention to protecting the environment when they shop fabrication or installation professionals.
Second, since water is such a major part of the fabrication process and it costs money to acquire (and often times dispose of), it can represent a big part of a fabrication shop’s expenses. And as you are aware, expenses affect profit.
The main point is this: since water is so important to the functioning and profitability of a stone fabrication shop, finding a way to get the most out of your water can boost productivity and increase profitability. Water recycling or wastewater treatment systems and water clarification plants deliver these benefits.
Reusing Stone Fabrication Waste Water
Stone fabrication waste water is reused in a number of ways. The idea is the same though no matter which method(s) you choose to use. The primary goal for stone fabricators is to separate the slurry into two parts:
- Stone Particles
- Clarified Water
Reducing waste water to these two components, enables them to be used in different ways. The primary focus of this post is looking at the reuse of the clarified water. Clarified water is reusable in the shop. Additionally it is available for other purposes; whether polishing, cutting, or coring.
Water reuse allows fabricators that haven’t been recycling to drastically reduce utility bills. Additionally, reusing waste water means helping the environment and increasing productivity.
Filter Project Solutions
Filter Project USA offers a variety of air and water filtration solutions geared toward stone fabrication professionals. In this post we took a look at water treatment solutions and how they can yield positive effects on stone fabrication shops here are some pages or posts that discuss filtration equipment related to this topic: