The BWT range of commercial water softeners is one of the most comprehensive in the UK today, making them suitable for industry, businesses and commercial premises. Water softeners are available in a variety of sizes and configurations and the final choice of model should take into consideration a number of factors including: Water hardness, flow rate, daily water consumption, pressure and system design. Using the latest technology BWT high performace water softeners are able to meet the needs of diverse businesses, efficiently delivering flow rates from 1 to over 500 cubic metres an hour. Modern materials, advanced electronics, and proven processes are incorporated as standard across the BWT water softener range, for an unrivalled combination of industry leading performance, reliability and price.
A modern water softener is fully automatic and works by passing hard water through an ion exchange resin. This resin consists of tiny beads that attract and retain the calcium and magnesium ions that cause the scale normally associated with hard water.
Periodically these resin beads are cleaned and regenerated by rinsing with an accurately controlled brine solution. The brine and the accumulated hardness are then flushed to drain automatically.
The whole process is controlled using modern electronics and either a timer or volumetric valve control unit. Timer models can be preset to regenerate at regular intervals regardless of the quantity of water used, normally every two to three days whilst volumetric models constantly monitor water usage and only regenerate as necessary.
Softened water provides vital protection for plant and equipment, especially where water is heated to high temperatures. It also allows soaps and detergents to lather more freely and rinse away more easily saving time and money.
Unlike most other forms of water treatment softened water can be stored until required without reverting back to its untreated state.