Ampac - Model AP8000S - Dual Alternating Ion Exchange Water Softener
Water Softeners reduce the levels of 'hardness' minerals, calcium and magnesium preventing Lime Scale in your water supply. Small amounts (up to 3ppm) of iron can also be eliminated with these softeners. Higher amounts of iron may also be treated with Iron Manganese Whole House Filters (Related Products). Ampac USA High Flow Dual Alternating Ion Exchange Water Softener AP8000S is best Iron and Manganese Removal system. This system comes with Twin Alternating 18'x65' resin tanks, 8 cubic feet of Hi-Cap cation resin each, 1½' riser tube, Twin Alternating Clack WS1.5 control valves with 1½' inlet/outlet, Brine Tank with float assembly and safety overflow, brine tank to valve tubing.
- 512,000 grain (18'x65') Twin Mineral Tanks
- Twin 8.0 cubic feet of high capacity resin
- Riser style 1½' Distributors
- Clack WS1.5 Digital Control Valves
- Dimensions: 60x24x86
- 55.0 gallon-per-minute flow rate
- Weight: 1800 pounds
- Choice of brine tank sizes
An ion exchanger is used to soften water and prevent limescale. Negatively charged resin is flooded with sodium ions from a brine tank. The sodium ions have a weak positive charge, so attach themselves to the resin. When hard water is run through the resin, the strongly positive calcium and magnesium ions are attracted to the resin, displacing the sodium ions, which replace them in the water.
The water supply to a house is pumped through a bed of small plastic resin beads, or a highly porous mineral called a zeolite. A zeolite's tiny pores provide a huge surface area on to which sodium ions (from salt) can stick. As the water flows past the sodium ions, they swap places with the calcium and magnesium ions, thereby softening the water.