KLORMAN Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the KLORMAN Sanitizing System?
A. The KLORMAN Sanitizing System is a non-mechanical, in-line dispensing system for calcium hypochlorite. It utilizes water as a vehicle to produce active chlorine sanitizer. It is practical for any situation where bacteria, fungal spores, viruses and protozoa need to be controlled. Applications range from food processing all the way through kennel sanitation. It is useful anywhere that easy access to consistent, effective, sanitizing is desired.
Q. How does the KLORMAN “non-mechanical” dispenser work?
A. The dispensing unit operates by contact of feed water with the HYPOCHLOR tablets. The HYPOCHLOR tablets are in the water stream. As water flows across the cartridge it dissolves the tablets and carries the sanitizing solution out.
Q. How is the chlorine concentration determined and controlled?
A. The chlorine concentration is determined by:
a) Water pressure, i.e. line pressure or back pressure.
b) Water flow through the unit, i.e. gallons or liters per minute.
c) Depth of the HYPOCHLOR cartridge into the stream of water.
The most consistent control of chlorine concentration, measured as parts per million or ppm, has proven to be in installations where the water is at a constant flow rather than intermittent, i.e. spray bars that rum continuously vs. hose nozzle wash down. However, the KLORMAN System is still very effective for intermittent applications where rigid control of chlorine concentration is not as critical.
Q. What are the temperature limitations for the KLORMAN system?
A. The KLORMAN should not be exposed to temperatures higher than 80°F or damage to unit could occur. Higher temperatures will also cause the HYPOCHLOR tablets to dissolve very quickly making concentrations harder to control and resulting in a waste of product. High temperatures could soften and distort the acrylic dispenser which would cause it to malfunction. Likewise, the KLORMAN should not be exposed to freezing temperatures. It will break as the water contained within expands.
Q. What type of management procedure is required with the KLORMAN system?
A. Although the KLORMAN system is non-mechanical, it still has some distinct management procedures that should be followed if it is to work effectively and efficiently.
a) The dispenser unit must always have a cartridge with HYPOCHLOR tablets in it. This may sound simplistic, but since everything is visual, someone has to keep an eye out for an empty cartridge. Over time this becomes easier as the user becomes more familiar with the system.
b) The water must be drained out of the unit when it is not in use. This ordinarily applies to when your system will be shut down for a period of time, i.e. breaks, overnight, etc. The unit must be drained because if water sits on the tablets for a prolonged period of time they will dissolve prematurely. Consequently, you will not only get a surge of high concentration chlorine, but you will also be wasting product unnecessarily. There are numerous ways to insure that the water is easily drained out of the cartridge. Your KLORMAN supplier will be glad to advise you on the best drainage system for your application.
Q. How long does a HYPOCHLOR cartridge last?
A. It depends on several variables, each having an effect on consumption of the tablets:
a) Water pressure
b) Water flow
c) Water temperature
d) Type of cartridge
e) Management of the system
Each system is different and will vary somewhat from application to application.
Q. What is the delivery time on a KLORMAN system.?
A. All standard products can be shipped from inventory, therefore most orders placed before noon are shipped within 2 business days. If for some reason an item is not in stock or is a special order, such as a custom manifold, you will be advised of a ship date when your order is placed or confirmed.
CAUTION: Do not use petroleum based lubricants with any chlorine product.