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Water Softener Shipped to Food Flavorings Company in New Jersey

Res-Kem recently shipped an industrial water softener to a food flavorings plant in southern New Jersey.  The water treated by the water softener is used to make steam to sterilize the raw plant material prior to extraction and extract the flavoring.   The softener will be a replacement to an existing tank which has failed after 40 years of service.

System Operating Parameters:

Since most of the steam ends up in the plant matter and the extracted flavor ingredient, very little steam condensate is returned.  This make the makeup flow very large.  Each of the three softeners operate at 200 gpm and 80 psig.  Because to the system's age, corrosion of the tanks and piping have become a maintenance nightmare. 

An already existing industrial water softener
Existing Industrial Water Softener

New System:

The new system is an 84" diameter steel vessel and is finished in an epoxy coated interior and exterior.  The face piping is Schedule 80 PVC.  The valves are Bray valves with Bray air-to-air actuators.  The system is controlled by an Aquamatic 962 controller.  At this point, regeneration will be initiated manually when production will allow.  To handle the existing uneven floor, four jack legs were provided.

A new water softener before shipment to the Food and Flavorings Plant
New Water Softener prior to Shipment to Food and Flavorings Plant

Posted on December 13, 2011 by Tom Dupnik

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