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Accu-Tab® Comparison Chart

Chlorination Systems | Accu-Tab® Overview | Accu-Tab® Tablets

 

 

Accu-Tab System

Bleach

Gas

Safety

Easy to handle; no spills

Spill and leak concerns

Major gas leak concerns

Charging chemical

Easy to add tablets; only one person needed

Hard to maneuver; heavy drums or lots of small carboys

Two trained persons needed; breathing protection required

Chemical balance

No bicarbonate use and less acid use

High TDS levels; high acid use for pH control

High bicarbonate use to balance pH

Material compatibility

More neutral pH; less corrosive

High pH; corrosive

Low pH; very corrosive

Convenience

55-lb. pail of tablets easy to handle

Bleach drums awkward to handle

Hard to maneuver cylinders; special handling training needed

Chlorine strength

Small change over a year

Significant loss in a week

Consistently 100% chlorine

Chlorine delivery control

Consistent strength makes for easy, reliable control

Ever-changing strength makes control difficult

Troublesome regulators needed; harder to automate

Storage convenience

55-lb. pails stacked three high; same space as 150-lb. cylinder; no separate room

Drum deposits; bulk tanks or drums require space and possibly containment pad

Separate room with special access needed; fans, scrubbers

Auxiliary equipment

No moving parts in chlorinator itself

Troublesome metering pumps required

Eductors, regulators have small orifices prone to plugging

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