Here are the most common water softeners and water filtration valves. These water treatment valves are used on Domestic and Commercial systems.
In the city of Cambridge, there are many hotels, guest houses, businesses, and of course the famous university that all have hard water problems to overcome. We know that if hard water limescale solutions are not implemented within any of these businesses, they will have some serious problems to deal with. This part of the united kingdom has really hard water and causes lots of problems with the hot and cold water services. Calcium and magnesium are the most common hard water ions that cause all the limescale problems within the plumbing system.
A hotel has a constant change over of customers that has a demand on the water consumption. In today’s world, customers using the hotel’s facilities expect to be able to wash in soft treated water. Also, hotels without softened water will have problems with the shower heads scaling up and will be continually spending more money on cleaning products and descalers to keep the sanitaryware free of limescale.
We have been contacted by hotels that have had the magnetic conditioners installed only to find that they are still having hard water limescale problems. We have been providing the maintenance servicing on the water softener at Cambridge university for a number of years now, and despite the regular services that are carried out on the softening units, there are always parts that continually need to be replaced to keep their soft water consistent. You can’t just have a new system installed and expect it will never need to be serviced. I have seen the softener salt tanks rock hard with salt and nobody thought that this was the cause of the hard water. I had a hotel owner call me to say that they were having serious problems with the hard water, when l looked into the basement there was a side door that had a duplex water softener installed, but nobody knew it existed, so basically it was totally useless, as the owner of the hotel had been there for quite a few years.
Some of these commercial water softener systems valves are also used with well water treatment, borehole filtration, Iron Removal Systems, Nitrate Removal Systems, Manganese Removal Systems, Acid Neutralizing Systems, Whole House Carbon Filtration Systems, Multi-Media Filtration Systems.
As with all commercial water treatment services, the importance of having a well-maintained water softener is paramount. If you run a care home, it is vital to stop hard water limescale buildup in the hot and cold water services. The thermostatic blending valve in care homes must provide the correct temperatures, and stop people from being scalded by hot water when the thermostatic valve becomes furred up with a hard water scale, they can no longer work correctly.
Hotels and guest houses use a lot of water. The need for a water softening system in a hard water area will pay back the investment over a period of time. The money that is saved from stopping limescale build-up in the hot water tanks is just one of the benefits that a commercial water softener can offer.
Industrial water softeners play an important role in protecting equipment from the effect of hard water calcium buildup. If a steam boiler is running without any form of controlling Common impurities in the water, this may lead to scale or sludge deposits in boilers. It is always necessary to have a duplex water softening system as part of a pre-treatment to protect the reverse osmosis membranes from scaling up with limescale, of course on large RO system it is common to treat the raw water feed with Hydrochloric acid, as this reduces the ph of the water to be acidic and therefore will stop the limescale from forming.