Water Softening

”Hard” Water – „Soft” Water

Hard water is very disadvantageous to gastronomy and hotel business. A limescale precipitates from hard water while drying, heating, boiling and evaporating. Limescale is harmful to the devices which are in contact with water or steam. It’s a good heat insulator therefore when it settles on heating elements it creates an excellent thermal insulation which is resulting in higher energy consumption – 1mm of limescale gives 10% higher energy consumption.

Water softening is a process used to remove from the water all Calcium and Magnesium compounds which are responsible for water hardness.

A solution for limescale problem

Soft water perfectly protects all appliances which are in contact with hot water or steam from limescale build-up. It increases devices efficiency and elongates equipment lifespan used in gastronomy, e.g. coffee machines, kettles, hot water dispensers, dishwashers, ice-cube makers, combi steamers, central heating stoves, washing machines.

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  • water flow reduction
  • equipment damagesheat insulation
    (higher energy costs)
  • high amount of used detergent
  • limescale sediment build soap „scum”
  • scale build-up prevention
  • servicing costsreduction
  • longer equipment lifespan
  • lower energy costs
  • improved energyefficiency
  • less detergents consumption

What is Water Softening?

WHAT IS WATER SOFTENING ?

Softening is a proces used to remove undesired minerals from the water, mainly calcium and magnesium.

How does it work?

Water softening takes place in a fiberglass tube filled with a resin. Calcium and Magnesium ions become absorbed by resin beads as the water flows through the column. Eventually, the resin becomes saturated in calcium ions and stops being effective. The column can be regenerated by pouring regeneration salt through it. The calcium ions are flushed out and it allows the column to be reused.

 

 

 

 

Regeneration Process

REGENERATION PROCESS

Regeneration proceeds automatically. It’s a process which purifies the resin bed from all mechanical impurities and subsequently rinse the resin with brine which washes out all accumulated Calcium and Magnesium ions to the sewerage.

 

 

 

 

Regeneration stages

BACKWASH – very strong stream of water flows through the resin bed from the bottom. This breaks up the compacted filter bed and raises the accumulated particles. All mechanical impurities are being flushed out. Loosened and washed resin is being prepared to proper regeneration with brine.

BRINING – the brine is sucked from the salt tank and supplied to the column. The brine flushes out all calcium and magnesium ions from the resin beads and they flow down to the sewage.

FAST RINSE – fast stream of water flows through the resin and flushes all the residues of brine to the sewage.

BRINE REFILL – the system pour into the tank the amount of water required to dissolve the salt used for next regeneration.