Water Filtration for Post-Mix Soft Drink Equipment

Post Mix Soft Drinks are 87% water. The right filtration solution from Pentair Everpure® can consistently deliver that “right out of the bottle” taste, fizz and appeal your customers expect. A fountain drink is typically five parts water to one part syrup (frozen carbonated beverage ratios vary), so around 87% water, and most are served with ice. Since ice is 100% water, that ratio only increases as ice melts in your beverage. Those numbers illustrate just how critical a role clean, high quality water plays in the final taste and smell of a fountain beverage. (And what many do not know is that water quality also affects the performance of delivery and dispensing systems, the balance of water to syrup and the quality of the carbonation).

Water contaminants are the most likely reason for off-tastes and odors in a fountain drink. Municipalities use chlorine or chloramines to disinfect central water supplies and those chemicals oxidize and break down sugars in water. Those reactions produce a range of different compounds that can negatively influence the taste of a beverage, and byproducts that can actually amplify a chlorine or ammonia-like taste. In addition, because free chlorine is a gas, it will dissipate along with the carbonation after a drink is poured, creating a “swimming pool” smell.

Foodservice operations may resort to adjusting the brix ratio to mask these off-taste and odour concerns which only increases syrup costs – an expensive fix which directly impacts profit.

An Post Mix Filtration System For Every Application

Everpure® Coldrink® Systems

FOR BAR GUNS AND SOFT DRINK DISPENSERS

Everpure® Coldrink® 4FC Twin

1-2 Bar Guns, Dispensers

Everpure® Coldrink® 7FC Twin

3 Bar Guns, Dispensers

Our Coldrink-FC Systems are ideal for foodservice operations dispensing soft drink from bar guns or 1-5 head dispensers. Its FC Filter is a quick-change, balanced cartridge designed for optimum performance in varying water qualities. It also helps those drinks retain their carbonation and protects drink system seals, pump, tubing and small orifices from clogging, corrosion and abrasive wear.

• Reduces chlorine taste & odour and other offensive contaminants that can adversely affect the taste of beverages
• Fibredyne submicron carbon block technology reduces dirt and particles as small as 1/2-micron in size by mechanical means
• NSF/ANSI Standard 53 certified to reduce cysts such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia by mechanical means
• Proprietary Fibredyne II filtration media effectively inhibits the growth of bacteria on the filter media that can decrease product life
• 20″ prefilter reduces dirt and particulates
• Manifold features water shut-off, flushing valve, inlet and outlet pressure gauges
• Sanitary cartridge replacement is simple, quick and clean; internal filter parts are never exposed to handling or contamination
• NSF Certified under NSF/ANSI Standards 42 and 53

  • Sale!

    Everpure Coldrink 4FC Twin with Pre-Filter System

    $550.58 $540.06

    Our Coldrink-4FC System is ideal for cafe’s with a small-medium amount of table water service or a serve yourself water station. Its 4FC Filter is a quick-change, balanced cartridge designed for optimum performance in varying water qualities. This system will produce crystal clear water that will impress any patron.

    Features

    • Reduces chlorine taste & odor and other offensive contaminants that can adversely affect the taste of beverages
    • Fibredyne submicron carbon block technology reduces dirt and particles as small as 0.2** micron in size by mechanical means
    • NSF/ANSI Standard 53 certified to reduce cysts such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia by mechanical means
    • Proprietary Fibredyne II filtration media effectively inhibits the growth of bacteria on the filter media that can decrease product life
    • 20″ prefilter reduces dirt and particulates
    • Manifold features water shut-off, flushing valve, inlet and outlet pressure gauges
    • Sanitary cartridge replacement is simple, quick and clean; internal filter parts are never exposed to handling or contamination
    • NSF Certified under NSF/ANSI Standards 42 and 53

    Add to cart Show details
  • Sale!

    Everpure High Flow Twin 7FC System w/Pre-Filter

    $768.77 $749.32

    Our Coldrink-FC System is ideal for foodservice operations with high water usage for beverage and table water. Its 7FC Filter is a quick-change, balanced cartridge designed for optimum performance in varying water qualities. It also helps those drinks retain their carbonation and protects drink system seals, pump, tubing and small orifices from clogging, corrosion and abrasive wear.

    Features

    • Reduces chlorine taste & odor and other offensive contaminants that can adversely affect the taste of beverages
    • Fibredyne submicron carbon block technology reduces dirt and particles as small as 0.2** micron in size by mechanical means
    • NSF/ANSI Standard 53 certified to reduce cysts such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia by mechanical means
    • Proprietary Fibredyne II filtration media effectively inhibits the growth of bacteria on the filter media that can decrease product life
    • 20″ prefilter reduces dirt and particulates
    • Manifold features water shut-off, flushing valve, inlet and outlet pressure gauges
    • Sanitary cartridge replacement is simple, quick and clean; internal filter parts are never exposed to handling or contamination
    • NSF Certified under NSF/ANSI Standards 42 and 53

    Add to cart Show details

Everpure® High Flow® Systems

FOR BAR GUNS AND SOFT DRINK DISPENSERS WITH OVERHEAD OR NEARBY ICE MACHINES

Everpure® High Flow® Quad

3 or More Dispensers plus up to 2 Ice Machines

Our High Flow CSR-FC Systems deliver premium quality water to high flow fountain and ice machine applications, increasing the overall efficiency of related foodservice equipment. Its extended-life 7FC Filter is a quick-change, balanced cartridge designed for optimum performance in varying water qualities.

 

• Reduces chlorine taste & odour and other offensive contaminants that can adversely affect the taste of beverages
• Exclusive Fibredyne submicron carbon block filtration micro-filters dirt and particles as small as 1/2-micron in size by mechanical means
• NSF/ANSI Standard 53 certified to reduce cysts such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia by mechanical means
• Proprietary Fibredyne II filtration media effectively inhibits the growth of bacteria on the filter media that can decrease product life
• Optimal flow rate and contaminant reduction capacity with prefiltration for maximum performance
SR-X Feeder with SS-XL ScaleStick(R) Cartridge inhibits scale buildup in ice machines
• Sanitary cartridge replacement is simple, quick and clean; internal filter parts are never exposed to handling or contamination
• NSF Certified under NSF/ANSI Standards 42 and 53

  • Everpure High Flow CSR Quad 7FC System

    $1,435.72

    Our High Flow CSR-FC Systems deliver premium quality water to high flow fountain, coffee and ice machine applications, increasing the overall efficiency of related foodservice equipment. Its extended-life 7FC Filter is a quick-change, balanced cartridge designed for optimum performance in varying water qualities.

    • Reduces chlorine taste & odor and other offensive contaminants that can adversely affect the taste of beverages
    • Exclusive Fibredyne submicron carbon block filtration micro-filters dirt and particles as small as 1/2-micron in size by mechanical means
    • NSF/ANSI Standard 53 certified to reduce cysts such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia by mechanical means
    • Proprietary Fibredyne II filtration media effectively inhibits the growth of bacteria on the filter media that can decrease product life
    • Optimal flow rate and contaminant reduction capacity with prefiltration for maximum performance.
    • SR-X Feeder with SS-XL ScaleStick(R) Cartridge inhibits scale buildup in ice machines and coffee brewers.
    • Sanitary cartridge replacement is simple, quick and clean; internal filter parts are never exposed to handling or contamination
    • NSF Certified under NSF/ANSI Standards 42 and 53

    Add to cart Show details

The Water Chemistry of Soft Drinks

Turbidity

Turbidity describes the particles in the water such as dirt, silt and sand. The aim is to achieve crystal clear water for soft drink to aid in carbonation retention and taste. It is recommended that water for soft drink does not exceed a level of 0.5 NTU turbidity. To achieve this, we recommend a filter rated at 0.5 microns. Additionally a filter rated at this level will protect against waterbourne cysts such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia.

Chlorine and Chloramine

Municipalities use chlorine or chloramines to disinfect central water supplies and those chemicals oxidize and break down sugars in water. Those reactions produce a range of different compounds that can negatively influence the taste of a beverage, and byproducts that can actually amplify a chlorine or ammonia-like taste. In addition, because free chlorine is a gas, it will dissipate along with the carbonation after a drink is poured, creating a “swimming pool” smell in the beverage.

Chlorine levels for soft-drink should be less than 0.05ppm.

Alkalinity

Alkalinity, or Carbonate hardness levels should be below 150ppm.

Hardness

The Total Hardness should be <100ppm.

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

This is basically everything that is dissolved in the water (Hardness, Chloride etc.). Suggested levels for soft-drink is <500ppm.

pH

It is recommended that the pH be between 6.5 – 8.5

Chlorides

Chloride levels should not be above 250ppm

Why Choose Us

TURNKEY SOLUTIONS

You can expect an all-inclusive solution, beginning with an initial consultation through to commissioning, staff training and after sales service. We maintain everything we install and provide ongoing maintenance to ensure your equipment is reliable, cost effective, and safe to operate and enjoy.

TOTAL LIFECYCLE COST

At Essential Services we carefully consider ‘total life cycle cost’ for any goods or services that we provide.

BROAD RANGE

Our broad supplier base offers a range of products that provide long term benefits to your business.

We Care About Every Drop

AUTOMATIC FILTER SHIPMENTS

Forgetting a filter service can put you out of business with blocked incoming water. You could also be bypassing untreated water unknowingly, damaging your equipment. Essential Services knows when all our filters need replacing and we offer an automatic shipment program to keep your water quality and performance at its best.

24 HOUR SERVICE LINE

A 24-hour emergency service line ensures timely responses to emergency repairs, minimising the impact to your business.

ONLINE STORE

Purchase any product, any time. Get what you need fast.