What is a water softener? How does the water softener work? And what's in it?
These questions are often asked by people who want to know if technology really works and how it works before spending hard-earned money on technology.
Now it's time to shed light on the darkness!
Salt-based water softeners are easy. They all work the same and their purpose is to turn hard water into soft water. And yes, they do this very effectively.
The overall goal is to reduce the build-up of scale and extend the life of appliances and plumbing systems. This reduces maintenance and repair costs.
Other benefits include less dirt on healthier hair and skin, faucets, sinks, toilets, glassware, etc., and better lathering soaps and detergents.
What kind of parts is the water softener made of?
The water softener system consists of three main components:
Resin Tank-Actual softening takes place in a high resin tank. It contains a bed of microspheres, which is a resin covered with sodium or potassium ions.
Brine tanks-short brine tanks store salt-up to 300 pounds or more. It is used to mix a high concentration of salt water, called "salt water", which is required for regeneration.
Head Valve-The head or control valve is usually located at the top of the resin tank. It is the brain of all water softeners and controls the entire system by controlling the direction and velocity of water flow through various cycles.
Industrial water softeners treat water for industrial use by removing hardness from the water with resin. This resin is used in industrial hard water treatments and replaces the hardness of water with salt (salt water) that is regularly regenerated. This process, called ion exchange, removes the aggressive ions of manganese, iron, calcium, and magnesium from the influx of water.
By softening, you can reduce the amount of detergent used, reduce the accumulation of hard water, avoid repairs due to unnecessary wear of industrial equipment, and do business more effectively.
From complicated manufacturing to washing laundry, Netsol industrial water softeners are designed to minimize cost and downtime. Our industrial water softening systems leverage years of experience in water softening technology to make them user-friendly and cost-effective.
Netsol industrial water softeners feature unique machines that offer higher efficiency, higher capacity, higher flow rates, higher system reliability, and lower operating costs. Our industrial water softeners are designed to meet the stringent requirements of your industry and reduce the cost and effort of water softening.
How to Replace Industrial water softener resin?
-Diagnose resin bed problems. If the water softener does not distribute or regenerate the soft water and the soft water runs out quickly (only about a day), the "resin bed" may be damaged. Water softener resin beds usually last 10 to 15 years or more. However, too much iron in well water and too much chlorine in tap water can "kill" the resin floor.
How can I tell if the resin bed is "checked out"?
Simple. Check if the water softener uses salt on a regular basis.
-In this case, in the absence of soft water, the resin bed may be saturated with iron deposits or damaged by chlorine and cannot be regenerated by salt water. If you use less or no salt, the most likely problem is a defective valve head. This means that the resin floor is completely unfilled with brine water.
-Now, try cleaning the resin floor of the water softener with an iron remover. If the cleaning does not work, you need to replace the soft water resin.
-Measure the resin tank to determine the amount of new resin needed. Then contact your local water treatment company or buy a high-quality resin for your application. Also buy resin funnels, new riser pipes, and gravel (if recommended by your system).
-Turn the softener valve to the bypass position (or turn off the main water valve). Turn the rotary knob on the valve head to start manual regeneration (this releases the internal water pressure).
-Next, remove the fabric softener from the piping and electrical equipment. Unscrew the valve head and set it aside (you may need a helper to hold the resin tank as it spins). Discard all resin and gravel.
-Before installing the new resin, cut the new riser pipe to the same height as the old one and insert it into the resin tank of the water softener. Replenish the soft finish. Then reinsert the valve head and reattach the device to the bypass valve. Return the valve to the "in-service" position and check for leaks.
Please enjoy the soft water.