For over 20 years GM Autoflow have sourced, built and supplied industrial and commercial water softeners to customers worldwide, offering you some of the most state of the art equipment from a wide range of manufacturers such as Fleck, Autotrol and many more, tailored to suit your needs.
GM Autoflow specialise in design and supply of the correct softening equipment for your requirement, from a water softener for commercial glass washers to a duplex water softener for a leisure centres or hotel, with our expertise you will be guided to the right solution. Call our team on 0845 10 80 680.
Around 70 % of the UK is affected by hard water, businesses and industries of all sizes can see the effects, including:
- Medical - sterilising and cleaning
- Catering - commercial kitchens (restaurants and hotels etc.)
- Leisure - swimming pools and spa's
- Nursing Homes - kitchens and cleaning
- Food Processing plants - food preparation
Financial and Operational Benefits
- Prevents scale formation on metal surfaces
- Improves performance of heating elements
- Lowers servicing costs
- Reduces machinery downtime
- Increases equipment life
- Improves cleaning quality
Commercial / Industrial water softeners are used to remove the hardness from the water. The hardness of water is determined by the amount of Calcium and Magnesium dissolved in water. The more Calcium and magnesium the water contains the harder it is. The total water hardness is divided into temporary hardness and permanent hardness.
Particularly the temporary hardness causes problems and leads to scale formation, mainly as a result of water temperature changes. The lime scale that is released in the form of small crystals causing many problems and great expense in maintenance.
Limescale is a persistent problem in Boilers, Humidifiers, Dishwashers, Washing Machines, Reverse Osmosis systems, Thermostats and many more items.
Limescale reduces the efficiency of Cleaning chemicals, affects the heating of water and slows the operation of equipment such as RO plants.
Commercial Water Softener Systems
GM Autoflow can supply numerous types of industrial water softeners in either "Simplex", "Duplex","Triplex" or even "Quad" systems.
We design and build these large water softeners using the tried and tested manufacturers, either "Fleck" or "GE Osmonics", although we can supply others if the system requires something different.
Simplex Water Softener, Term used for a single vessel system, we supply industrial softeners that regenerate on either a time controlled basis or meter controlled for where the usage will tend to vary from day to day. Typical application are where the usage per day has been calculated and will not vary hugely, whilst not being required 24 hours per day.
Duplex Water Softener, Term used to describe a twin vessel system as with the simplex system when the programmed volume has been reached the service unit that is exhausted goes immediately into regen and the unit that was in stand by automatically goes into service thus ensuring 24/7 soft water production. Typical applications are Hotels, Restaurants, Car Washes and where the anticipated usage is not accurate or may well increase during seasonal operations.
Triplex Water Softener, Term used to describe a three vessel system this will enable you to achieve high service flow rates should high peak flow rates be required. The system sensors monitors flow rates and makes two of the three units come into service should the demand require it as with a Duplex system when the programmed capacity has been reached the exhausted unit goes into regeneration, the other two continue on in service, each unit has its own individual controls so they can be programmed to run in a number of formats to suit the clients requirements. Typical applications are large hotels, leisure parks and bottling plants.
Quad Water Softener,
This is fundamentally the same as a Triplex system, only using 4 vessels configured to suit the customers flow rate requirements. Generally only used where very high flow rates are required on a constant basis, as was the case at Ascot Racecourse when we designed built and installed this system.
We will be pleased to provide a comparative quote against your existing supplier
or supply technical information on any of our products.
Call us for the best prices and advice. Tel: 0845 10 80 680 / 01403 701970