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Industrial Water Softeners and Condensate Polishers >>

Industrial Water Softener WIth Triple Tank Parallel Operation with Optional Stainless Steel Face Piping Designed and Manufactured by Res-Kem LLC for a Major Brewery

Res-Kem is a leading manufacturer of industrial water softeners, including various standard and customizable standard systems. The range of systems include top mount fiberglass units for commercial and light industrial applications, Zeo-Tech pre-engineered steel tank valve nest systems for large industrial and municipal applications, non-conventional packed bed systems for critical industrial customers and condensate polishers for industrial boiler water. These systems are available for flow rates from gpm to 925 gpm and higher using multiple units.

Economical and efficient, Res-Kem softeners can be equipped to operate manually, semi or fully-automatically. Regardless of the set up, only limited technical expertise is required for operation.

Click Here for more information and downloadable PDF files regarding the full line of industrial and commercial softeners and condensate polishers.

Res-Kem's Industrial Water Softeners

Res-Kem offers two (2) basic types of industrial water softener systems:
  1. Zeo-Tech Softeners - pre-engineered diaphragm valve nest units designed for a variety of applications, ideal for single unit flow rates up to 925 gpm and virtually unlimited flow rates with multiple units.
    Download Res-Kem Zeo-Tech Series Softener Bulletin

  2. Fiberglass Tank, Top Mount Water Softeners, including:
    1. FT-Series - single, dual or triplex units, time clock or meter initiated systems for commercial and light industrial applications.
      Download Res-Kem FT Series Softener Bulletin
    2. DT-Series - dual tank, meter demand systems for light commercial and industrial small boiler applications.
      Download Res-Kem DT Series Softener Bulletin
    3. TT-Series - single vessel, time clock or meter initiated systems for light commercial applications.
      Download Res-Kem TT Series Softener Bulletin
    4. HW-Series - single vessel, time clock initiated systems for hot water dishwasher applications in restaurants.
      Download Res-Kem HW Series Softener Bulletin

    Click Here for pricing, additional information, and downloadable PDF files regarding Fiberglass Tank, Top Mount Water Softeners.

Res-Kem's Sodium Cycle Condensate Polishers

Res-Kem's Condensate Polishers are high quality industrial systems. They are available in a wide range of self-contained packages configured in single, double and triple unit arrangements. Standard features are as follows:

  1. All Stainless Steel Wetted Parts
  2. Flow Rates up to 710 gpm for single units
  3. ASME Code Stainless Steel Vessel Designed for 100 psig
  4. Factory Assembled Stainless Steel Butterfly Valve Nest
  5. Stainless Steel Hub and Lateral Underdrain
  6. Differential Pressure Switch
  7. Flow Sensor
  8. NEMA 4XFG Electrical Enclosure
  9. Outlet Water Sample Valve
  10. Automatic Backwash Flow Controller
  11. Separate Cold Water Connection for Regeneration Cycles
  12. High capacity, High Crosslinked Macroporous Cation Resin
  13. Raw Water Bypass Piping
  14. Factory, pre-assembled valve nest on each tank
Download Res-Kem Condensate Polisher Bulletin

Why treat Condensate?

Condensate systems always leak. Heat exchangers are where most of the Condensate Polishers Reduce Energy Waste by Increasing Heat Transfer Efficiencyleakage problems start. This is where untreated cooling water can contaminate the process water causing corrosion. Every system must have a method to handle this leakage. When a condensate system is not properly controlled or simply ignored, corrosion takes place. Iron, copper, and other harmful contaminants are washed back into the boiler systems. This wastes energy because these contaminants reduce heat transfer. A simple solution is to blow down the boiler to improve water quality, but this wastes heat and requires more makeup water.

The cost effective solution is to "polish" your contaminated condensate for reuse. As more condensate is reused, less make up water is required, reducing both chemical consumption and energy requirements.

Let Res-Kem work up the energy savings available by polishing your dirty condensate. The payback is both swift and dramatic.

The white paper, "Not All Softeners are Created Equal", shows two examples of how proper application of non-conventional, shallow shell cation exchange resin can reduce operating expenses by 40%, paying back the investment in less than three months and/or allow a system to operate where no softener has been able to.

Why use an Industrial Water Softener?

Calcium and magnesium are hard scale forming minerals that build up on piping, heat exchangers, water heaters, boilers and any steam related equipment. This buildup results in costly repairs, increased energy consumption, plugged heat exchangers and boiler tubes. The service life of linens, clothing, appliances and fixtures is greatly reduced due to these "hard" minerals.

Avoid Clogged Pipes with Water Softeners by Res-Kem LLC

For laundry and dish washing, the use of a water softener will significantly reduce the amount of soaps and detergents, resulting in reduced operating expenses.

Applications for Industrial Water Softeners

The following facilities are examples of ideal applications for water softening equipment:

  1. Apartments/Condominiums
  2. Car Washes
  3. Boiler Feedwater
  4. Hospitals
  5. Laundries
  6. Manufacturing Plants
  7. Office Complexes
  8. Institutions
  9. Food Processing Plants
  10. Restaurants

Features of Res-Kem's Zeo-Tech Industrial Water Softeners

Res-Kem's Zeo-Tech softeners are high quality industrial systems. They are available in a wide range of self-contained packages configured in single, double and triple unit arrangements. Standard features are as follows:

  1. Factory, pre-assembled valve nest on each tank
  2. High capacity 8% cross-linked virgin softening resin
  3. Pressure tanks are designed for 100 psig working pressure, have FDA approved epoxy lining, are primed and finish painted; except for galvanized, SS and Fiberglass
  4. External piping is black steel with MI fittings
  5. Internal piping is Schedule 80 PVC with a hub/lateral underdrain system, non-clogging and designed for even distribution of flow
  6. Standard control is a 7 day time clock housed in a NEMA 1 enclosure
  7. All systems include inlet and outlet pressure gauges and outlet soft water sample valves
  8. Automatic backwash flow controllers insuring proper backwash regardless of inlet water pressure
  9. An automatic brine float valve controls brine draw and regulates fresh water refill to positive shutoff

Custom or Standard Industrial Water Softeners

Res-Kem's industrial water softener systems offer a wide variety of optional features to meet our customers' requirements. With our engineering expertise and advanced CAD capabilities, modifications can be made to drawings quickly, minimizing delays and insuring that on-time deliveries can be met.

One example of a custom industrial water softener is a Packed Bed System. These softener systems use upflow regeneration for critical, low hardness requirements. Click Here to Contact Res-Kem for further information on Packed Bed Softeners.

Downloads and Technical Information on Industrial Water Softeners

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Contact Res-Kem LLC - Your Industrial Water Softeners Specialist

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Res-Kem water softeners are fully assembled at our factory in Aston, PA.