Robert B. Hill Co has been designing and manufacturing custom water purification systems for industrial and commercial applications for over 60 years. Our customized filtration systems produce high-quality process and drinking water for organizations around the country. Clients know us as a tested, trusted source for custom water softening and water treatment systems.
Ion-exchange water softening
We design custom water softening systems to meet your plant or building needs. Our team will work closely with you to ensure that you have the perfect water softener system for your application. Some of the options available are:
- Pre-installation and pre-wiring
- Skid mounting
- Water or pneumatic actuated valves
- Brine pumps
- Piping available in stainless steel, carbon steel, copper, PVC, and more
Two of the most common applications for industrial water softeners are boiler feed and cooling towers. Boiler feeds typically consist of alternating water softeners to allow a continuous feed of soft water that will keep your system running efficiently.
When softening water for cooling towers, we typically recommend softening the feed water to the cooling tower. It then cycles the water until the concentration of TDS, calcium, and magnesium levels are too high. Then, the water is blown down and the tower calls for softened water again.
Industrial Reverse Osmosis
Reverse Osmosis Systems remove TDS (total dissolved solids) from water using pressure through a membrane that separates the water into the concentrate (reject water) and permeate (product water). The systems operate in a pressure range from 200 psi to 1200 psi depending on the application. The higher the TDS, the more pressure is required to overcome osmotic pressure. There are 3 common types of industrial RO systems based on the type of product water.
Traditional: Traditional reverse osmosis systems operate with a feed of 200 psi to 400 psi. The feed TDS levels are typically 100 ppm to 1,000 ppm. Traditional reverse osmosis systems have a configuration that includes a pre-filter, pvc header piping, plc controller, and fiberglass pressure vessels for the membrane housings.
Brackish: Brackish reverse osmosis systems tend to operate over 400 psi and require more energy as a higher-pressure pump is necessary. Brackish water has higher total dissolved solids than water that is fed through a traditional reverse osmosis system. The feed TDS levels are typically 1,000 ppm to 5,000 ppm.
Desalination/Frac Water: Desalination reverse osmosis systems operate at 800 psi to 1200 psi. At 800 psi and above, a special high-pressure pump is required. The feed TDS levels for desalination/frac reverse osmosis systems are typically 5,000 ppm to 40,000 ppm. Because of the high levels of TDS & high pressure, the piping is made out of stainless steel or a variety of special alloys.
Multi-media filters are a very common type of water filtration. They contain multiple layers of media and each layer is progressively sized in coarseness and layer depth. The media layers are stacked progressively with the coarsest and densest media, typically gravel, at the bottom and the lighter, finer media, at the top.
A water multimedia filter is used to reduce TSS (total suspended solids) in the incoming feed water. Feed water that is high in suspended solids can cause fouling and reduce the effectiveness of downstream filtration equipment such as reverse osmosis membranes, UV sterilizer, and ion exchange beds.
De-ionized (DI) Water
Deionized water is a great solution for high purity water needs in certain manufacturing sectors. Combined with reverse osmosis water treatment, deionized water treatment systems can work as a polishing treatment for high purity water applications in high-spec manufacturing and research laboratory water applications. When water quality is imperative to your business.
Common industries that need DI water include:
- Laboratory Research
- Micro-Electronics Manufacturing
- Food Processing
- Spot-free Car Wash
Need a fully customized design? We have been building custom water treatment systems for commercial and industrial clients for over 60 years. We have hundreds of satisfied clients across the country who relied on us to produce a tailored water purification system for their plant or building.
It doesn’t matter whether you want to have us build the system and have your own team install it or have us do the install – we are flexible to your needs. Contact us today to get started on a custom quote by one of our industrial water treatment experts.
Services and Features Available
Typically, our industrial water treatment systems start at 100 GPM and go up to any flow rate required for your application. Our industrial capabilities include: Filtration, Water Softeners, Reverse Osmosis Systems, Deionization (DI), Dealkalizers, Arsenic Removal, Radium Removal, Uranium Removal, and many other applications.
Some of the features of every water treatment system we build are:
- Pre-installed piping, wiring, & control valves
- Factory tested components for immediate installation
- Durable, robust water softeners, even under adverse conditions
Some options or additions that are available include:
- Skid mounting
- Explosion-proof wiring & control panels
- Water or pneumatic actuated control valves
- Brine pumps
- Piping available in stainless steel, carbon steel, copper, PVC, CPVC & other materials
While these are some of the more common features our clients ask for, we are more than happy to discuss any further features you wish to have on your system.
Get a Custom Quote
We know there are many different stages of research and information gathering when considering a water treatment system for your facility. It doesn't matter if you are just looking for information or have an exact specification you need a quote for.
Our industrial water treatment experts have been designing custom industrial and commercial water treatment systems for decades. We will design a system and a quote that will produce the type of water needed at the best price.
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