FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ – Piping System
What type of pipe material does Vulcan treat?
Vulcan is suitable for all pipe materials: iron, galvanized iron, copper, steel, stainless steel, plastic, PVC, PE-X, compound pipes (any material mixture) etc.
Do plastic pipes and copper pipes need scale protection at all?
Yes. Plastic and copper pipes are prone to calcifications, too. The smoother a surface is the longer it can resist the process of calcification. It may take longer until plastic or copper get a first layer of scale. However, once that first layer has built up, the scaling process proceeds just as fast as on any other surface or material.
How long does it take Vulcan to sanitize the pipes?
Vulcan gently removes scale and rust without negatively affecting the pipes. The treatment works within the laws of nature. Therefore, the removal process may take as long as it took the deposits to develop.
Will the scale that is cleaned out block the pipes?
No, the scale is slowly dissolved back into a solution and the calcium and magnesium is washed away in the water as a fine powder.
How long does the effect last?
When mono-crystals are created by the impulse variation, it is important that they grow as long as possible before they start their way through the piping system. The larger the crystals, the longer it takes until the crystals fall apart again and eventually “die”. In warm water, these crystals grow faster and therefore are stronger and live longer. This explains why the Vulcan-effect lasts the longest in warm water (up to seven days) and shorter in cold water (approx. two days).
My copper pipes have turned green. Does Vulcan help with this problem?
Green colored copper pipes are an indication to oxidized copper or copper rust – similar to rust in iron pipes. The Vulcan treatment produces hydrogen dioxide (H2O2) which protects blank copper surfaces against oxidation. This way, Vulcan reduces the green colorization of the water.