Product: Adjustable flow reducer
This flow reducer has professional features, such as in these systems because it allows you to adjust the optimum flow of the concentrate (waste) to fit perfectly with the water conditions to be treated (salinity - temperature - pressure) and to 'facility where it is installed.
It will also allow you to set, depending on water characteristics of the single house, the optimum flow of production and salinity of the concentrate (and indirectly the operating pressure), allowing the membrane but not to strain while maximizing the production of osmotic water.
Unlike traditional flow reducers, for example, this flow reducer can adapt to any system (be it 36, 50, 75, 100, 150 or more gallons). Unlike traditional flow reducers also allows upgrades without the need for booster pumps to replace the reducer flow itself (for the same membrane in fact installing a booster will be required in a flow reducer greater or more open the valve reducer adjustable).
Fully opening the flow reducer, this will allow for washing of the membrane that helps to maintain efficiency in the longer (for this we recommend at least one wash of the membrane every 30 days - just enough to wash the membrane to operate the plant with the reducer flow completely open, this will lower the net operating pressure on the membrane and rinse it possible to reduce the scale / salt precipitation and allowing disengagement optimal and constant over time).
To adjust simply and optimally adjustable flow reducer would be useful, although not essential, to have on hand (or installed on your system) a pressure gauge and / or a conductivity meter. to adjust the following steps:
With a manometer: Open throughout the flow reducer and boot as usual, check the pressure on the gauge, slowly begin to close the valve of the flow reducer (tightening the tap clockwise) to note the increase in production the increase of water osmotic pressure indicated by gauge, continue to close the tap with small movements to maximize both the pressure and the production until the desired maximum (and / or permitted by the pressure of the water network or the pump that feeds the system) when the pressure value no longer increases the decline of the concentrate (ie close the tap the reducing valve) means that the system has reached the point of balance and therefore the system is in optimum condition for production.
with a conductivity meter available: follow the steps above, but instead of adjusting the closing of the pressure reducer according to gauge, follow the value of conductivity measured by conductivity meter to the desired value (of course if you want water you have a lower conductivity close minus the gearbox and vice versa).
If you have either a pressure gauge or a conductivity meter you can buy one from your dealer or you can set to "eye" only checked the flow of the permeate (ie the production of osmotic water) until the desired optimal value (eg. Value 1:2-1:3-1:4-1:5) or use the experience that he must do.
If the pressure is another good way to empirically determine the degree of regulation of the flow reducer is to "listen to the noise" that makes the water passage on the membrane slowly tightening the faucet you hear a noise reduction up to a almost complete silence (absence of "vibrations"), when the system is "quiet" means he has reached the point of equilibrium.
it should be noted that the more a gearbox is closed (ie "close") as will the load on the membrane and then on equal terms to its duration will be less, as well as lower the retention of mineral salts, all offset by greater production of water and reduction in water consumption (and therefore consumption of pre-filters). vice versa with a flow reducer greater openness will be better the continuous washing of the membrane and thus its duration, the greater the retention of salt (permeate with lower conductivity) but the greater the consumption of water per liter of water produced (and thus greater consumption of pre-filters).
Since the optimum point of "closure" between the reducing flow of a reverse osmosis system is mainly determined by the usual three variables (salinity, pressure and temperature of food) in any other situation would be different is the degree of opening / closing of the reducer optimal flow for the plant. With this simple device, with adjustable flow reducer, in fact, we can always have an osmosis tailored for your application, always optimized for the actual conditions of use.
To mount the flow reducer simply replace the flow reducer in the system with the one supplied. remove, or extract the flow reducer in the system (this can be found inside the junction of the concentrate or the concentrate inside the tube or along the tube concentration) and place the new reducer adjustable flow at any point along the tube of concentrated (haircut, usually the black tube coming out of the membrane) by inserting the nut (bicone) and the seal on the pipe and tightening the nut against the body of the gearbox.