Commercial Water Softeners
Hard water creates multiple maintenance & process problems in commercial applications. In manufacturing industries, scale deposits, created by hard water use, can be detrimental to the manufacturing process or have an effect even on the quality final product. Scale build-up also causes reduced efficiency of heaters and heat exchangers, boilers, sprayers, etc.
Our commercial and industrial ion exchange water softeners are designed to meet the demanding needs and specifications for all types of soft water applications. Capacities start at 5000 litre / hr at 450 ppm total hardness and will deliver less than 1.5 ppm hardness after treatment . For industrial applications like boiler-feed water a water softener is recommended for raw water quality above 1 ppm. These ion exchange systems come with fully automatic control valves that set off the regeneration process based on water usage or time.
Applications for our Industrial and Commercial Water Softeners are:
What are the benefits of a water softener?
About Hardness in water:
Hardness in water is caused by naturally occurring salts of calcium and magnesium which are found to varying degrees in all water sources. The higher the concentration of these salts, the “harder” the water is. Hard water gets its name from the fact that these calcium and magnesium salts react with soap and detergent forming an insoluble scum and making it “hard” to make a lather. Hard water not only makes washing with soap and detergent more difficult and costly – it also forms limescale, a rock-like deposit, when the water is heated. This limescale reduces heat transfer and makes heat exchange equipment more costly to operate, and in extreme cases such as a steam boiler can lead to catastrophic failure.
What problems does limescale cause?
Increased Energy Costs – The scale acts as insulation, dramatically reducing heating or cooling efficiency and adding to your energy costs. In many industrial and commercial applications a cooling water softener or boiler feed water softener will rapidly pay for itself in reduced energy costs.
Increased Pumping Costs and Wear – Scale reduces the internal bore of pipework, which causes impaired flow and increased pumping costs as the pumps must work harder to deliver the required water volume.
Overheating and Hot-Spots – Because scale is an insulator, it can cause hot spots to form on heat transfer surfaces as heat is not conducted away fast enough. In a steam boiler this over-heating can cause potentially disastrous failure, making an efficient boiler water softener an essential part of the feed water treatment system.