How Do We Use Less Salt in Our Industrial Water Softener?

Salt usage in an industrial water softener system is a vital factor in water hardness and quality, and one that directly impacts your processes and bottom line. Lowering your water softener’s salt usage can lead to substantial savings over time.

Let’s first look at how much salt many large industrial water softeners use. The most common amount of salt usage in an industrial softener is 15 pounds of salt per cubic foot of resin. This results in high water quality but is not very efficient. Some facilities with lower water quality needs may choose to lower the salt usage to 6 pounds of salt per cubic foot of resin to save costs.

Salt usage

The drawback to the use of 6 pounds of salt per cubic foot in your industrial or commercial water softener is that it increases hardness leakage.

This hardness leakage can damage equipment dependent on high-quality soft water and cause problems throughout your process. Industrial Water Solutions has found that the use of a secondary polishing tank can be paired with a softening tank to help prevent hardness leakage and pioneered a better approach to water softening in industrial, commercial, healthcare, and manufacturing environments.

Contact Industrial Water Solutions to learn how to lower your salt usage while getting better performance and higher efficiency from your industrial water softener system.