Legionella Control Industrial Water Softener Calculator
Are Legionella or other harmful pathogens a concern in your organization? How do industrial water softeners play a role in bacterial growth? Water softeners are often breading grounds for Legionella and other bacteria due to stagnant water in tanks and pipes exacerbated by often oversized equipment and warm environments. Eliminating softeners is not an option because unsoftened water helps harbor biofilm due to scale in the piping. The following calculations can be used as rough guides for our patent pending Legionella control softener system.
To help keep Legionella out of detection, the most important thing is to have a Water Management Plan in place. Part of any water management program is to reduce or eliminate hazards such as stagnant water and dead legs. One hazard is a water softener as it typically always has one tank sitting stagnant. The Legionella Control Softener System removes these hazards. To size one of these systems, input the total flow, harness and peak flow. There are many variables beyond the scope of the Legionella Control water softener calculator such as water origin, changing demands and temperature, that are all variables that also have effects on water softener sizing and are not considered here. These guides are to be used for quick estimates only.
For detailed Legionella Control industrial water softener sizing including configurations (e.g. twin, triple, quad softeners) or pretreatment for reverse osmosis, deionization or other ultra high purity water treatment equipment, please email or call us at 888-56-WATER (569-2837). Our engineers are the same people you get in the field when there is an issue or when you call our free, unlimited technical support. Contact us now, and we’ll find the perfect system help you keep Legionella out of your building and work with you to form or assist in your water management plan.
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* Peak Continuous GPM is not instantaneous peak flow rate. It represents a continuous high flow rate at peak times of the day (e.g. for 30 minutes or more).
** Instantaneous peak flow rate is the maximum GPM for a short time (e.g. 1-5 minute period).