Water Filtration for Steam Equipment

When water turns to steam, everything else sticks to the machine

Not meeting water quality standards can often void a warranty. Water can have a significant affect on steam equipment, including limescale and corrosion. This is why most steam manufacturer warranties include a water specification, and recommend or require some form of water treatment. Manufacturers know from experience that equipment problems can often be traced to issues caused by poor water quality.

Continuous availability of high quality water is critical to optimal steam equipment operation. If your area’s water is hard, contains chemicals or other contaminants of any significant level, they can coat and corrode the steaming components. Scale buildup and possible chemical carryover can deteriorate steamer performance, negatively impact food quality, and result in premature steamer component failures.

Regardless of whether you use boilerless or boiler-based steam equipment, when water is converted to steam, contaminants are left behind that can cause scale and corrosion. Chorine and chlorides can destroy stainless steel probes and prematurely corrode cabinet racks and surfaces.

A Steam Filter for Every Application and Budget

Everpure® Kleensteam

Total water treatment system for steam applications, delivering high quality filtered water with cleaning and deliming capabilities.

Everpure Kleensteam CT

Key Features:

• Sophisticated Hydroblend compound prevents limescale formation in high temperature steam applications
• Fine filters incoming water to improve the performance, maximize energy efficiency and increase the life of steam equipment
• Reduces chlorine-induced corrosion
• System is simple to install, operate and maintain
• Easy deliming with Everpure ScaleKleen, which is fed directly into the boiler through the SR-X bowl without boiler disassembly or the use of dangerous acids
• Longer-lasting Everpure SS-10 Cartridge is more effective in higher alkalinity/hardness/TDS/temperature installations
• ScaleStick(R) is NSF Certified under NSF/ANSI Standard 42 for material requirements only

  • Everpure KLEENSTEAM CT System

    $401.94

    Total water treatment system for steam applications, delivering high quality filtered water with cleaning and deliming capabilities.

    Features

    • Sophisticated Hydroblend compound prevents limescale formation in high temperature steam applications
    • Fine filters incoming water to improve the performance, maximize energy efficiency and increase the life of steam equipment
    • Reduces chlorine-induced corrosion
    • System is simple to install, operate and maintain
    • Easy deliming with Everpure ScaleKleen, which is fed directly into the boiler through the SR-X bowl without boiler disassembly or the use of dangerous acids
    • Longer-lasting Everpure SS-10/SS-IMF Cartridge is more effective in higher alkalinity/hardness/TDS/temperature installations
    • ScaleStick(R) is NSF Certified under NSF/ANSI Standard 42 for material requirements only

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Everpure® Claris Water Technology

Introducing Everpure Claris, the 5-stage softening and filtering system that allows you to dial in the amount of mineral you need for the steam equipment. Claris blends a small amount of filtered water with the softened water. This small amount of mineral creates a “buffer” that keeps the pH from becoming too acidic. It also helps the probes in the oven to “see” the water. The Everpure Claris system sets a new standard for filters by providing consistent performance, and exceptional protection for your steam equipment.

Everpure Claris Water Filter Series

Small to XXL size filters to suit all water demands.

Everpure Claris Accessories

Add a countdown flow meter to your filter to to know when your resin is spent and no longer softening.
Key Features:

• Five Stage Filtration with 5 micron membrane & carbon block
• Superior DUOBLEND Technology to dial in your desired hardness.
• Multi Valve Head with Auto Shut off
• Backflow prevention
• Optional Flow meter with litre countdown and alarm

DUOBLEND bypass valve technology

Thanks to the new patent pending DUOBLEND bypass valve technology the new CLARIS water filter system allows a consistent and precise adjustment of carbonate hardness (alkalinity). The DUOBLEND valve is unaffected by pressure changes in the feed water supply and varying flow rates.

Everpure CONSERV RO-75S

This system can be easily wall mounted or installed under counter and commissioned with ease.

Everpure MRS-350BL

Configurable system that delivers reverse osmosis (RO) or tailored blended water for steam

Everpure MRS-600HE-II

High output/high efficiency configurable system that delivers both reverse osmosis (RO) and blended filtered water for steam equipment.
190 Litres Per Day

Pressure Tank Included in System

1300 Litres Per Day

Separate Pressure Tank Required

  • Everpure MRS350BL

    Everpure MRS-350BL Blendable Reverse Osmosis System

    $1,909.60

    Configurable system that delivers reverse osmosis (RO) or blended water for multiple foodservice applications. The BL Series RO Systems feature an adjustable blend valve which allows for custom tailoring of the treated water’s dissolved mineral content. With this feature, a controlled amount of raw water is mixed with the RO water to create a blend containing the desired level of TDS (Total Dissolved Solids). After blending, the water passes through a submicron carbon filter. This final filtration step removes tastes and odors, and insures delivery of ingredient quality water.

    • Reduces chlorine taste & odor and other offensive contaminants that can adversely affect taste of water and beverages
    • Wall mount design allows flexible installation
    • Reduces limescale buildup that can cause excessive machine downtime and increased maintenance costs
    • Provides scale reduction to reduce energy costs
    • Sanitary cartridge replacement is simple, quick and clean; internal filter parts are never exposed to handling or contamination
    • NOTE: Electrical connection required: 230 Volts AC, 50 Hertz

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2200 Litres Per Day

Separate Pressure Tank Required

  • Everpure MRS-600HE-II

    Everpure MRS-600HEII High Efficiency Reverse Osmosis System

    $3,889.60

    The Everpure MRS-600HE-II is a high output/high efficiency configurable system that delivers both reverse osmosis (RO) and blended filtered water for multiple foodservice applications. This tailored blending process removes just the right amount of dissolved solids from the incoming tap water to achieve the desired final water quality.

    With the average recovery of 78%, the Everpure MRS-600HE-II system only disposes approximately 1/4 cup of water for each cup of coffee brewed. Its high recovery RO technology yields significant savings in water and sewer charges with a minimal environmental footprint.

    Everpure MRS-600HE-II Features:

    • Requires less than 50% of the electrical energy typically consumed by conventional reverse osmosis systems
    • System operation is tailored to the water quality at each location to maximize recovery possible for a specified membrane lifetime
    • Reduces limescale build-up that can cause excessive machine downtime and increased maintenance costs
    • Reduces chlorine taste & odor and other contaminants that can adversely affect the taste of water and beverages

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The Water Chemistry of Steam

Turbidity

Turbidity describes the particles in the water such as dirt, silt and sand. Steam ovens have probes, heating elements, heat exchangers, sensors, solenoid valves and floats that regulate water levels, draining, flow, pressure and temperature. Abrasion or clogging from turbidity can cause these to malfunction. It is recommended that water for steam does not exceed a level of 0.5 NTU turbidity.

To achieve this, we recommend a filter rated at or below 5 microns.

Chlorine and Chloramine

Chlorine is corrosive to metals, especially copper tubing. Corrosion’s negative impacts on stainless steel includes pitting, crevice corrosion and even stress cracking. Good quality carbon filtration will usually be sufficient to remove Chlorine. For Chloramine, seek a high quality carbon filter this is rated for Chloramine removal.

The Chlorine level for steam equipment should be less than 0.2ppm.

Alkalinity

Alkalinity, or Carbonate hardness levels should be below 60ppm. Alkalinity above this level accelerates the formation of scale. An alkalinity lower than 60ppm however doesn’t assure you of a scale free machine; there are many more factors to consider in understanding scale formation, but scale can be reduced through treatment of Alkalinity with a blendable hydrogen resin based softener such as Everpure’s Claris Water Filter Series.

Hardness

The Total Hardness should be < 35ppm. It is the hardness reacting with the carbonates (alkalinity) that creates scale in steam ovens. Scale will build up on heat exchangers, acting as an insulator, preventing efficient heating of the water and ultimately leading to a failure of the exchanger, block small valve orifices and reduce energy efficiency.

If you are in a hard water area, Total Hardness can be reduced by softening or Reverse Osmosis (RO).

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

This is basically everything that is dissolved in the water (Hardness, Chloride etc.). Suggested levels for steam equipment is <100ppm. High levels of dissolved solids will drive scale or corrosion in your steam equipment depending on the characteristics of you water chemistry.

pH

Water with a pH lower than 7 is said to be acid and could, under extreme conditions, lead to corrosion of steam equipment. It is recommended that the pH be between 7.0 – 8.5.

Chlorides

Chlorides are common around Australia, predominantly in WA but are also commonly found in SA and Queensland. Chlorides are extremely corrosive, even stainless steel can be affected. Due to the myriad of metals used in modern steam ovens, it is difficult to put an exact figure on a safe limit, but if the chloride levels exceed 30 ppm then ideally some action should be taken. Chlorides can only be effectively removed through Reverse Osmosis. Softening filters have no effect and often make the situation worse by removing the hardness which was partially balancing out the Chloride’s aggressiveness.

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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.

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