Selecting the Appropriate Pressure Vessel for Reverse Osmosis Systems

Aug. 14, 2019

Axeon FRP-Series Membrane Housings provides chemical and chloride resistance, and prevents premature degradation by use of fiberglass material for UV resistance.

Applications for reverse osmosis (RO) can vary by industry and selecting the appropriate membrane housing can be just as important as selecting the appropriate pump material. Often material and pressure ratings can easily be overlooked when ordering a system and budget can have a major influence on selected materials. Choosing the incorrect material can present critical system degradation and potentially pose problems down the line.

Many times, a RO system is exposed to environments which may be chemically corrosive or installed outdoors, exposing the system to the natural elements. Feedwater can often times contain high levels of chlorides, which can cause corrosion leading to pinholes in the stainless-steel housings. The fiberglass construction of Axeon FRP-Series Membrane Housings provides chemical resistance and chloride resistance, which are both known to degrade a membrane housing. The tough fiberglass material also adds UV resistance for systems exposed to the sun to prevent premature degradation.

With pressure ratings from 300 to 1,000 psi and an integrated True-Lock locking system for Axeon FRP-Series Membrane Housings make an ideal choice for light commercial tapwater systems to high-pressure desalination systems. With the ability to accept any standard 2.5-in. or 4-in. membrane, Axeon FRP-Series Membrane Housings come in lengths of 40 in. to 80 in.