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Cannonball Water Group, a unit of One AquaSource, Inc., formulates and manufactures boiler water treatments designed specifically to protect Steam Locomotive boilers. Our product line will keep the boiler free of hard scale formation and prevent corrosion in these important pieces of transportation history.

Our primary product line is as follows:


ScaleGon+ is our primary boiler scale and sludge conditioner. ScaleGon+ contains a blend of powerful polymers that will prevent hard scale formation and disperse sludge, even with hard water makeup to the tender. One of these powerful polymers can be tested directly with a quick, simple test that will provide positive feedback for proper dosing in all conditions.

ScaleGon+ will prevent hard scale formation that can lead to boiler failure, and is completely non-corrosive to all boiler components.


Boilers need hydroxide alkalinity to protect the boiler from corrosion and to optimize the deposit control. ALK+ is fed as a supplement to the boiler water to maintain adequate boiler hydroxide alkalinity. In most steam locomotive boilers, ALK+ should be added to maintain boiler water pH over 10.0 and an OH alkalinity of 100 – 350 ppm.


Oxygen in the feedwater will cause oxygen pitting in pipes, line and valves. OxyGon-L is a liquid oxygen scavenger that will remove oxygen from the feedwater and protect system metals from oxygen pitting corrosion.

BoilerSave-SW & BoilerSave-HW

Our BoilerSave products combine all of the above components in a convenient all-in-one package. BoilerSave–SW is intended for soft water makeup (less than 20 ppm) and BoilerSave­HW for hard water sources.

Pit Stop

When boilers are in wet/cold layup, oxygen corrosion can cause significant boiler corrosion damage. PitStop uses powerful steel corrosion inhibitors to help prevent the oxygen corrosion.

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