Let’s take a look at three unique softener applications and some of the potential system configurations for each one. The first step is to identify the operating parameters. Does the customer need high-quality, low-leakage soft water? In that case, you likely will want to use a low-salted primary system followed by a high-salted upflow regenerating polisher. Maybe the application has a requirement for continuous softened water.
Examining three residential softener sizing & configuration options
A few years ago, a realtor in central Pennsylvania eagerly showed a three-bedroom, “move-in-ready” bi-level home to a young couple who quickly met the offer and moved in. It turned out to be a costly mistake.
Pennsylvania home receives water quality & energy efficiency overhaul
Scalewatcher commercial units fit pipe up to and including 8 in. The eco-friendly electronic water treatment products are made in the U.S. and help businesses and industries save water, energy, downtime and maintenance to all water-related equipment. The products offer a full five-year warranty and a one-year performance guarantee.
The company will present its Suite of Apps and Partner Center at WQA’s annual convention
Pentair Water Purification will debut new technologies at WQA Aquatech USA 2015, which will take place April 21 to 24 in Las Vegas. Show attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about Pentair’s Suite of Apps and the new Pentair Partner Center, as well as discover what is next in water treatment and filtration solutions at booth #701.
Volunteers are needed to assist with expanding the scope of the S-803 product standard
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) are preparing to expand the scope of product standard WQA/ASPE/ANSI S-803 (2014): Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems to include water softeners and ion exchange resin (IER) media. As part of this effort, the organizations are seeking volunteers to assist with drafting the environmental criteria for these additional product types.
AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking
Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.
The Clearion 2300 Duplex multiple tank system assures you have soft water 24 hours every day—even during the regeneration process. One tank is always in service while the other tank is either on standby or regenerating. This system is ideal for households with larger families, multiple bathrooms and showers that are used often every day. The Duplex is recommended for where treated water needs to be delivered at all times of the day.
Nicknamed the “digital selection guide,” the Pentair Filters app allows water treatment professionals to easily search for cartridges that fit a customer’s water needs. Dealers can search by application type, pipe size and the impurities the customer wants eliminated.
The eco-friendly Elements Series RevV4 high-efficiency water softener system uses the RevV4 control valve with upflow regeneration and high-efficiency media that reduce water and salt usage during regeneration by up to 30%. This results in cash savings for customers, fewer system regenerations and water conservation. The system is available in 32,000- to 80,000-grain models.
The body of a water softener is a tank filled with resin beads; these beads are covered with sodium ions. As hard water passes through, the resin beads act like a magnet, attracting the calcium and magnesium ions (hardness) in exchange for the sodium ions. Eventually the resin beads become saturated with mineral ions and have to be “recharged.” This process is called regeneration and is conducted by the control valve on the top of the tank. The control valve is the brain of the system.