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The Vectamaxx series Commercial/Whole House Reverse Osmosis systems are so good we recently decided to replace our old RO in the store with this new Vectmaxx 4800. They’re available in 4 sizes from 2400 gpm up to 9600 gpm, the biggest difference and what determines the capacity between the models is the number of membranes. Each membrane represents about 2400 gpm of capacity. For more info about Sizing a Commercial/Whole House Reverse Osmosis system see my video How to Size a Commercial or Whole House Reverse Osmosis System
The unit comes shipped directly to you from the manufacturer in a box on a skid to prevent shipping damage. Just cut the plastic wrap and remove the box, to get it off the skid then remove the wood bracing holding down. Once free from the skid then just unit can easily be moved with a dolly.
If you’re not familiar with how these systems work now would be a great time to watch my video here How Does a Commercial or Whole House Reverse Osmosis System Work?
What comes in the box? The owners manual, a filter housing wrench and the feed water inlet and arrestor. It even comes with the sediment pre filter included.
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This one was ordered with the optional Dual TDS meter, which I highly recommend as it must be ordered when the RO is manufactured. I also recommend this optional float switch to turn the system off and back on to maintain the water level in an atmospheric holding tank.
As you can see the whole unit arrives fully assembled from the factory. Following the flow of the water through the RO, the water leaves the pre treatment and flows in through the 1” Big Blue housing and 5 micron prefilter. Then it goes through the inlet solenoid and is pushed through the membrane by the drive pump. Product water then flows to tank while waste water flows to drain.
Other things you should take note of:
White powder coat frame with levelling feet
Stainless Steel Drive pump.
Stainless Steel Membrane housings
Pressure Guages: Glycerin filled, stainless body, 2 1/2’’. 0-100
psi pre-filter pressure pre/post, 0-200 psi
Waste Production Rate:
Recovery Rate @ 60%
Feed Water greater than 1000 TDS RSL4800 2.12 USGPM 8.0 LPM
Recovery Rate @ 40%
Feed Water greater than 1000 TDS RSL4800 4.8 USGPM 18.0 LPM
RSL7200 7.2 USGPM 27.0 LPM
Low Pressure Switch: 220VAC/60Hz cut-out @ 15 psi
Permeate and Waste Flow Meters
Complete installation manual
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Planning a Commercial or Whole House Reverse Osmosis System Installation
You’ve already done some research and decided you need a commercial/whole home reverse osmosis water treatment system. If you haven’t watched my previous video on How Does a Commercial Whole House Reverse Osmosis System work, I suggest you watch it now. The specifications of the Reverse Osmosis system you’re considering will outline the pre treatment requirements as well as provide lots of additional information you will need when planning the installation, including pre treatment requirements, flow rate in and out of the system, power requirements, waste water specifications, etc. For example, check out these pre treatment requirements for this Vectamaxx 4800….
TDS: less than 2000 TDS
HARDNESS: less than 6 gpg (103 mg/l)
TOTAL IRON: less than .05 ppm
TANNIN: less than .5 ppm
CHLORINE: less than .1 ppm
pH: 5.5 – 9.5
ORGANIC/MICROBIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY: 0
MANGANESE: less than.05 ppm
HYDROGEN SULPHIDE: 0
TURBIDITY: SDI less than 5.0
FEED WATER REQUIREMENTS:
RSL4800: 8.8 USGPM minimum includes 10% safety factor
The first step is getting a complete water analysis showing the chemistry, including the minerals, in your water. This is needed because we need to know what degree of Pre Treatment will be required to make the system work initially and keep on working economically for years to come.
The next step is to consider the physical space required as well as your access to bring in the necessary equipment into your home, industrial space or farm. We are talking about pre treatment equipment, storage tanks and re pressurization systems. Storage tanks will need to be sized based on the amount of RO water you’ll need to have on hand at any one time and over what time frame. Check out my video How to Size a Commercial or Whole House Reverse Osmosis System
Flow and pressure capacity in and out also becomes’ important, as the RO will require feed water at a minimum pressure and flow rate to operate and if that is not readily available you will need to either boost the pressure or increase the size of pump to boost the flow. The amount of flow and pressure at output is important based on how you plan to use the water. More than likely you will need to store the treated water in tanks and re pressurize the water after the tank(s) to maintain adequate flow. Waste water is a great concern especially if you are on a septic system. Waste water can be as much as 2 x the product water so most residential septic systems would not be able to handle this flow so you may need to install a dry well to get rid of the waste water.
A UV(ultraviolet) system should be added to maintain the disinfection of the treated water. At a minimum, the tanks need to be sanitized at start up and have chlorine (household bleach) added periodically to maintain disinfection.
Power will also need to be considered as typically these systems operate on 220 volt for the pump within the system, a booster pump if needed and if you incorporate a re pressurization system.
Ongoing maintenance will consist of maintaining the pre treatment equipment like salt for the water softener, Ultraviolet system filters and lamps and filter changes. Check out this video of mine about How to Maintain a Commercial Whole House Reverse Osmosis system.
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