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091 The One That’s All About Filming Amines (Closed Loops and Cooling Towers)

Wow!  Three weeks of filming amines.  What else is left to talk about?  Closed Loops and Cooling Towers of course 

Marodi Cribari and I are back to finish up this series on filming amine technologies.  Adding from our previous two conversations, we talk about using filming amines in the application of cooling tower and closed loop systems. 

This episode lets you in on valuable tips and information you need to know if you plan on using filming amines in a system that is not a steam boiler.

Marodi Cribari is a biochemist from Denver, Colorado. She graduated in 2008 from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a degree in biology and chemistry. Early in her career she was a bench chemist developing fluid systems and colloidal particle dispersions. Now she works in water treatment focusing on technical education an product application.

Fun Fact about Marodi:  She is a professional ballroom dancer!



Closed Loops Systems [01:39]

Nitrate Programs [04:51]

Metallurgy of systems [07:18]

Metering [07:36]

Dosages [13:08]

Aluminum [16:07]

Glycol [25:27]

PTSA and Filming amine [28:25]

PTSA Residual [34:53]

Cooling towers [36:45]

Oxidizers and Non-Oxidizers [40:55]

Material compatibility [49:52]

Cleaning Probes [52:43]

Filming Technology [54:17]



“Don’t pigeonhole yourself into one testing result.” – Marodi Cribari 

‘Knowing what type of problem’s you are trying to solve is vital. And identifying what needs to be done in order to be successful.” – Marodi Cribari 

“The water treatment industry is the original green industry. We were saving water before other people knew how to save water.” – Marodi Cribari 

“Filming Technology is not only coming, but it has arrived. And it’s here in force!” – Marodi Cribari 

“Educate yourself, get familiar with it, be comfortable with it. So that if you’re competing against it, you know how.“- Marodi Cribari  


Links Mentioned:

Logan Manaranche on LinkedIn  

Xavier Labeille on LinkedIn 


Books Mentioned:

Dr. Seuss ABC’s  

Girl, Wash Your Face – Rachel Hollis

Birth in Four Cultures – Bridgitte Jordan


Downloadable Materials 

IAPWS Technical Guidance Document

Long Chain Fatty Amines and Their Derivatives for Corrosion Protection in Water Treatment Applications 

Film-Forming Amines in Steam/Water Cycles 



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