Stainless Steel Water Softener for Dairy Calculator & Guide

How do you size a dairy industry softener? The calculations below can be used as a guide for ultrapure hot sanitizable Dairy Industry Softener (this link needs to go to a new ultrapure industry landing page) sizing. Stainless steel (304, 316, 316L) is the best option for critical food and beverage applications that need to be sanitized with a heat process.  Stainless steel hot sanitizable water softeners are also ideal for dairy, power generation, critical boiler water pre-treatment and many other ultrapure water (UPW) applications. Other calculators for specialized ultrapure water softener calculators are here:

Stainless Steel Water Softener for Dairy Calculator

Average Gallons Per Day (GPD) Flow Rate:
Peak Continuous Flow Rate GPM*:
Desired Hours Between Regenerations:
Hardness of Water (Grains Per Gallon):
Capacity per Cubic foot of Resin (Grains):
Total Gallons of Water Used Between Regenerations:
Cubic Feet of Water Softener Resin Needed Per Tank:
Inch Valves (estimate):
Many variables exist when sizing ultrapure water softener systems that are beyond the scope of the specialized dairy water softener calculator & guide below. Water pressure, temperature, flow rate and cubic feet of resin per tank are all variables that have effects on water softener sizing and are not considered. These guides are to be used for quick estimates for sizing, footprints & general design of ultrapure water systems in the dairy industry.

For detailed dairy specific water softener sizing including configurations (e.g. single, twin parallel, twin alternating, triples, quad water softener), control types (time-clock, metered, Allen Bradley, GE, Siemens PLC, progressive flow, additive flow) or specific specifications like (316L, 304, 316) stainless steel or specific valve & instrument types, it is important that you email or call Nancrede Engineering at 888-56-WATER (569-2837). Our sales engineers are degreed mechanical engineers, experts in water processes and water treatment for ultrapure dairy water softeners and systems including carbon filters, reverse osmosis systems, deionization (DI), DI exchange tanks, electrodeionization (EDI), ultraviolet (UV) lights, pumps, bacterial sub micron filters, ultrapure water storage tanks, oxygen removal and carbon dioxide removal systems. Contact us right now, and we’ll find the perfect system for all of your most critical ultrapure food and beverage water needs.

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