What Are Industrial Water Filtration Systems?

February 9, 2022

If you’re a business owner and your specialty is manufacturing, then you’ve likely been hearing more and more about industrial water filtration. Maybe you’ve heard that competitors or colleagues have recently installed it and have been pleased with the results, or maybe you’ve heard others dismissing it as an unnecessary luxury—which is something that could not be further from the truth in most cases.

If you have an industrial work environment, then chances are that you should be exploring your water filtration options immediately.

Read on for more thoughts as to why this is important and how it can ultimately pay dividends for your organization.

What happens during water filtration?

In a manufacturing setting, industrial water filtration typically works on much the same principles as your home system does. When the water enters the system from the municipal supply or well, it first passes through screening, and all large particles are immediately removed. Next it will proceed into coagulation, i.e., when chemicals are typically added that make smaller impurities bond together into clumps.

These clumps can then float to the top of the water or sink from the bottom of the tank. They can then be easily removed and discarded as the water moves into filtration, where it’s pushed through a filter made up of a material that’s suited for the purpose. The most common types of commercial water filters are usually made up of carbon, sand or even crushed black walnut shell. Finally, it hits the disinfection stage, where UV light or chlorine sanitizes the water before it moves into the usage portion of your system.

Benefits of water filtration

If you select a type of commercial water filter system and decide to install it, there are immediate benefits that you can expect to see. Industrial water filtration carries with it a whole host of benefits. First off, it pays dividends for your employees; they will not run the risk of being exposed to as many of the hazardous chemicals that can exist in untreated water.

Next your machinery will likely do better. Contaminant buildup in systems is one of the leading causes of failure. By installing an industrial water filtration system, you’re taking this off the table as well; purer water is far less likely to gum up the works. These reduced contaminants can also mean reduced maintenance costs and longer machinery life. As a result, it’s possible to think of a filtration system as an investment, rather than simply an additional expense.

Installing an industrial water filtration apparatus might seem like a big financial hit at first, but we usually ask clients if they can really afford to not install one at all. Their machinery will break down more quickly, and they will run a larger risk of having their operations disrupted—unacceptable outcomes in the modern manufacturing world.

Our team at WES Water is the best in the business at diagnosing a client’s needs and offering a relevant solution—but don’t just take it from us. Take a look at what our satisfied customers have to say, and then give us a call today.

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