2602 NE 9th Avenue | Cape Coral, FL 33909 USA | 239.574.3443
 
GENERAL COMMERCIAL SIZING INFORMATION


Action Manufacturing & Supply, Inc. offers a complete line of control valves, mineral tanks, brine tanks, media, and reverse osmosis for commercial and industrial application.


Commercial System Pre-check List

  • Measure door width and ceiling height
  • Check incoming pressure and determine what pressure is necessary for the application
  • Inlet pipe size, if application is a pump get hp rating and gpm available
  • Check for drain location and size
  • If application is municipal water get previous bill readings
  • Count plumbing fixtures. Will service be for hot and cold or hot water only?

Sizing a Commercial Water Softener

  • What is the water used for?
  • Water analysis compensated hardness
  • Water source (well or municipal)
  • Current pressure system (type and size of pressure tank & pressure settings)
  • Is all water to be treated?
  • Peak flow rate of treated water (gpm)
  • Continuous flow rate G.P.M. (typically 60% of peak)
  • Estimated water usage
  • How many hours a day of treated water needed?
  • Gallons/Day water usage Times Compensated Hardness Equals Total grains water usage per day
  • Determine resin volume and salting level
  • Determine valve size and tank size from :
    • Flow rate
    • Pipe size
    • Resin volume
    • One cubic foot resin equals 32,000 grain capacity (approximate)

Tank Loading & Capacity

Tank size Sq.Ft Bed Area Cu Ft Capacity at 50% free board Salt at 6lbs Per CU Ft
10x54 0.545 1.3 8.0
12x54 0.785 1.7 10.0
12x52 0.785 1.8 10.8
13x54 0.922 2.2 13.2
14x47 1.07 2.1 12.9
14x65 1.07 3.3 19.8
16x65 1.40 3.9 23.3
18x65 1.77 5.3 31.7
21x62 2.41 6.5 39.0
24x50 3.14 6.1 36.5
24x72 3.14 9.0 53.7
30x72 4.91 13.0 79.6
36x72 7.07 17.0 103.0
42x72 9.62 21.0 128.0
48x72 12.60 28.0 169.0
63x67 21.60 29.0 172.0
63x86 21.60 51.0 304.0
63x116 21.60 81.0 488.0
63x144 21.60 115.0 692.0

To determine back wash flow rates : Backwash Flow Rates = Sq.Ft Bed Area x Media Backwash Rate