Aqua-Rex has upgraded its industry-leading commercial electronic water conditioners for treating hard water. The two largest standard models, WK4 for treating pipes up to 4 inches, and the WK5 for treating pipes up to 6 inches, now feature a fault recording system which can be accessed through the LCD display. It provides a complete operating history including times that the unit has been disconnected and brought back online.
This data logging feature is especially valuable in large facilities with interdepartmental and contract workers who might inadvertently disconnect the system and leave it offline. The new upgrade is further enhanced by a digital monitoring feature that informs the user if any aerials have been disconnected or grounded to the pipe they are treating. In addition to recording a fault, the controller will also alarm the user in real time on their Building Management System by a failsafe connection.
The other significant upgrade is the use of a USB connection for the power supply. In place of the previous 120 volt power input, necessitating expensive UL certification, the new low voltage power supply can be connected to any USB outlets or transformer, eliminating the need for UL certification as well as reducing energy consumption.
Aqua-Rex is unique in being the only product of its type with independent third-party performance verification from IAPMO R & T Labs. It is being increasingly specified in place of conventional softeners but more significantly on projects where softeners would not normally be used because of their cost, their footprint, their maintenance requirements and their detrimental environmental impact.
"Aqua-Rex is proud of its record as a leader in developing alternatives to traditional softeners which are wasteful of water and bad for the environment," said Jonny Seccombe, president of Aqua-Rex. "These new upgrades place us in the forefront of technology, we call it tomorrow's water softener you can buy today."