The Crusader Deluxe series of Commercial-grade Water Softeners are suitable for applications up to 150,000 grains of hardness reduction capacity at peak flow rates of up to 35 gpm.
Operation of the Softener
Hard water contains dissolved minerals and metals in the form of Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), Iron (Fe), Copper (Cu) & Zinc (Zn). Reduction of these contaminants is accomplished bysoftening the water through an ion exchange process. As water flows through the mineral tank, the contaminants become attached onto and inside the resin. Over a period of time, the resinwill become saturated with contaminants, and the softener will require regeneration using a sodium or potassium brine solution.
Softening Media – AquaPro 500-2 Hybrid
The exchange media is a high quality, FDA certified, commercial grade strong acid hybrid (Cation) Functional Matrix resin with a very high whole bead count, no color throw, physically hard, and is moderately chlorine resistant. Hybrid media is engineered to encompass all the attributes of 500-1 softening media and leverage all functions of 500-2 Conditioning media when working together with ProGuard or ProGuard Plus. The media combines high operating capacity with excellent chemical and physical stability for a long dependable life. An NSF-approved clarifying media is included to provide crystal-clear water. Food-grade gravel under-bedding ensures uniform flow, minimal pressure drop, and excellent performance.
Filtration Media – ChlorZorb
ChlorZorb is a blend of sustainably sourced activated and catalytic carbons, blended by region to address the unique chlorine or chloramine taste and odors issues that could be in your water.
Regeneration of the system is initiated by a simplified digital control, which electronically meters softened water flow and makes decisions to regenerate based on water consumption and program settings. Salt dosage is controlled Differentially to maximize efficiency.
These softener models are controlled electronically. A fully programmable microprocessor controls Tank Fill, Percolation, Ion Exchange, Double Backwash, Rapid Rinse and return to service cycles.
A hydraulically balanced, Teflon coated piston slides effortlessly through a monolithic stack of composite seals & spacers. All parts in the waterway are either Teflon coated brass or composite Noryl® materials for a long and reliable service life.
All Crusader Deluxe models feature a non-corrosive fiberglass tank, with a one piece thermoplastic inner liner. The tank has a maximum working pressure of 90 psi and a working temperature up to 120°F. The tank is approved by NSF, UL, FDA, and meets WQA Standard S-100. All fiberglass tanks carry a limited lifetime warranty.
A high capacity brine tank is included as part of the system. The brine tank is a combination brine maker and salt storage vessel and is made of tough, high-density polyethylene. Larger tanks are available for extra salt storage capacity, if required. Brine tanks 24″ diameter and smaller feature a grid plate for maximum saturation of brine.
Brine refill is automatically controlled by the computer to provide the exact amount of brine for each regeneration. The Brine System has a float and safety valve shut-off, which minimizes the chance of overflowing the brine tank. All units are equipped with an air check.
ProGuard & ProGuard Plus
A ProGuard reservoir is included with this system to ensure peak performance and maximum protection from inorganic metals and minerals while maximizing system efficiency.