The longevity and performance of your water purification system is highly dependent on your system being appropriately serviced over the years. Regardless of the water purification type, the system will benefit from close attention on a regular basis. The majority of systems require professional maintenance twice a year, as well as regular membrane cleaning, filter replacement, chemical regeneration etc.
Why is servicing of water purification systems so important? Let’s dive into some of the many problems which can arise when water systems are improperly maintained or irregularly serviced.
Reduced Water Output
Reverse osmosis systems depend on the quality of their membranes. As soon as the membranes are clogged, the water wastage volume goes up, resulting in more water consumption and boosted expenses.
Degraded and worn membranes stop doing their purification job properly. That’s why it’s vital to clean and replace membranes on time. Membrane cleaning is part of a regular reverse osmosis purification system maintenance schedule. Many maintenance tasks should be performed by a professional, although company staff members with proper training can clean the membranes on their own.
Excessive Regeneration Chemical Use
In deionised water treatment systems, the key to keeping the output at its maximum and reducing your operation expense is watching the condition of your ion exchange resins. Old resins lose their charge and lead to a variety of problems, including excessive use of regenerating chemicals, reduced water output, slow rinse up from generators, and much more.
Ideally, ion exchange resins last for 3 years before they need replacing. However, improper use and servicing of the water treatment system can lead to problems before the “expiry” date is up.
No matter how much money you invest in a purification system, there are chances that bacteria may penetrate and become embedded. This nightmare can be avoided by regular system maintenance & disinfection.
Failing to go through biannual system disinfection can lead to a variety of bacteria-related problems.
Keeping the water clean is a delicate balancing act. Failing to get good results from a water purification system may lead to formidable expenses and equipment failure. The easiest way to avoid a disaster is to adhere to a simple maintenance schedule.
The best way is to keep in touch with a water purification system expert, who can explain where, when, and how the servicing must be performed. Since purification systems are often working around the clock, the assistance of a 24-hour helpline is priceless.
It is also worth keeping a daily log of key system parameters such as pressure drop, water quality, temperature, permeate production and the like. This information can be used by those entrusted with maintenance to assess the system and establish any trend analysis. It can also be shared with the service provider as required and proves an extremely useful tool for communication prior to each service visit.
Investing in the most expensive quality water purification system doesn’t ensure flawless functioning. Without maintenance, you may be stuck with costly replacements in just a few months.
Wychwood Water Senior Engineer Receives Sanofi Safety Award
We are very proud of our senior engineer Owen Beckwith, who received a safety award from Sanofi; a major European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer and a long-term client of ours. The annual award reflects the seriousness Sanofi places on health and safety. All contractors are expected to adhere to the strictest safety standards – with the award going to contractors who demonstrate excellence above and beyond the expected level.
Every year a dinner and presentation ceremony is held by Sanofi at their facility at Haverhill, Suffolk.
In the image above, Owen can be seen accepting his award from Jim Moretta, the Sanofi General Manager at Haverhill.
Sanofi is a world leader in pharmaceutical research and development, employing over 40,000 staff at 81 sites in 36 countries. Every year they produce nearly 4.5 billion individual packages of pharmaceutical drugs. With a research budget in excess of €6 billion, Sanofi’s medical products are used to treat a host of deadly illnesses including childhood cancers, heart disease and Multiple Sclerosis (MS). They are also responsible for developing vaccines for use around the world. With such a broad based profile and important line of work, Sanofi takes a belt and braces approach to quality and safety. This simply is no margin for error when it comes to process water standards, for instance.
Safety By Design
This is one of the reasons we are honoured to work with a business such as Sanofi, and also why we are a good match. Sanofi chooses their contractors carefully. At Wychwood Water we have an equally thorough approach to safety standards and engineering quality when designing, installing and maintaining water treatment plants for our clients. We take an engineering design approach to risk management, mapping out potential problems and avoiding them through proactive planning.
Find Out More About Our Water System Service Contracts
As part of our continuing customer support, we have a range of Service Contracts available to our clients which can be customised for individual applications. We service both Wychwood products and systems, as well as other water treatment manufacturers’ products and systems.
Our clients who choose to have a service contract with us enjoy multiple benefits, such as:
● Pre-planned preventive maintenance visits
● Instrument calibration
● Priority response to Engineer call-out
● 24-hour telephone support
● Discounted Engineer rates
For the best advice on water purification systems relevant to your industry, or to request a FREE purification site assessment, please contact our team and we will arrange to visit your premises and offer tailored advice depending on your needs.
Planned Preventative Maintenance & Repairs
At Wychwood, we offer numerous maintenance plans for your water purification systems.
In case you would like to service the system on your own, one of our experts can provide training to your team.
For more information about water purification system servicing, please download our ebook: The Industrial Water Purification Guide here: