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Water Softeners

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Water Softeners


Water Softeners

Industrial Water Equipment are a UK supplier of Domestic and Industrial Water Softeners, our large range of softeners and spares are specifically designed for your water system from the world leading brands including Fleck, Siata, Clack and Autotrol. Our range consists of both Simplex and Duplex units along with a full range of service parts and spares, all available to buy Online with next day delivery.

Water Softeners have a range of benefits including reducing maintenance and extending the life of your existing equipment, eliminating scale formation and reducing energy consumption, they are typically used in :

  • Commercial Offices
  • Hospitals
  • Laundrettes
  • Boiler Houses
  • Hotels

Our product range is fully guaranteed and backed by our IWE price promise where we promise to beat any like for like quotation for water treatment equipment by 10%.

Service and Maintenance

Not only can we service your existing treatment plant - see our equipment servicing page we also have a team of skilled installation engineers based throughout the UK who are able to install your new industrial water softener for you should you require.

How does water softening work

The main function of a softener is to remove limescale forming minerals such as Calcium and Magnesium ions that are positively charged. ((Ca+²) and (Mg+² )). Simplistically, It does this by forcing the inlet water through the vessel down through a bed of resin.

The resin itself is positively charged and therefore attracts any negatively charged ions that fit through it. The hard water passes through the resin bed, loosing the calcium and magnesium ions along the way, the now soft water is sucked back up the riser tube and to the outlet giving you a soft water supply.

Duplex System

A duplex system consists of two vessels containing ion exchange resin. Once the first column of resin has exhausted and goes into regeneration, the second column goes into service. This maintains softened water to service at all times.

This unit is particularly useful in a commercial or industrial setting when to shut down a production line for 2 hours would be detrimental. Duplex softeners are usually meter controlled.

Triplex System

A triplex system consists of three vessels. This bespoke system is created by using both a simplex and a duplex system combined. Bespoke systems such as triplex, Quadplex or Multiplex water softeners can be designed and supplied by Industrial Water Equipment to suit your exacting needs

Triplex systems are commonly used in industry where a production may require a sudden influx of softened water at a peak time. If and when required, two of the three vessels will come into service to help cope with the increased demand. The third vessel is then available once the other two resin beds have been exhausted and require regeneration.