Compact, easy to use and ready to install systems with a variety of different options available.
Softeners come in two types:
1) Cabinet Systems
Most of the components are housed within a cabinet, which doubles up as the brine tank. Where space is key these systems are a popular choice
2) Stand-alone Systems
Usually found in industrial applications, these softener systems are designed to produce several thousand litres of soft water per day. The valve, vessel and the brine tank are easily accessible for monitoring and maintenance
A water softener is used to remove hardness from water and consists of four essential components
1) The valve
Key to making the system produce soft water, the valve is the control centre of the softener and is programmed to ensure the various stages of the softener process occur. As a minimum, a valve will have an inlet, outlet, brine line and a drain.
2) Pressure Vessel & Distribution System
Attached to the valve, the vessel contains ion exchange resin, which chemically transforms hard water into soft water
3) Brine Tank
This can be a stand-alone tank or cabinet containing brine that is integral to a softener system. Created by a mix of salt and water, brine is stored in the tank or cabinet and is injected into the pressure vessel as part of the regeneration cycle. This cycle is essential to ensure the resin is chemically balanced in order to remove hardness.
Softening resin is the media used inside the pressure vessel which makes hard water soft by chemically removing calcium and magnesium ions in exchange for sodium ions