Ice Machine Filtration Solutions
Around 70% of ice machine equipment failures are due to water related problems. Our filtration range can minimise ice machine equipment failure by reducing:
- Clogging of distribution nozzles and solenoid valves
- Scale build up on evaporator plates
- Chlorine and sediment build up
- Corrosion of metallic components.
The Ice filtration range works with all available commercial cubers and flakers and comes in a choice of connection heads. The products use high performance IMPACT (Integrated Membrane Pre-Activated Carbon Technology) cartridges with a membrane pre-filter and a carbon block core filter to provide additional protection against cyst and bacteria.
3M Water filtration offers solutions for fast foodservice outlets, bars and soft drinks suppliers.
Benefits include :
- Fast and easy cartridge exchange– just one quarter turn to release – thanks to SQC (Sanitary Quick Change) technology which minimises the possibility of leakage and contamination.
- Proprietary IMPACT (Integrated Membrane Pre-Activated Carbon Technology) cartridges with a membrane pre-filter and a carbon block core filter also reduce microbial content in the water and protect customers from cyst and 99.9% of common pathogens.
- Better tasting Ice.
Chlorine taste and odour removal
Chlorine is one of the most common complaints of taste and odour of tap water. Activated carbon provides a simple and effective means to reduce chlorine from water. Activated carbon also can be effective at removing other water taints such as taste and odours caused by trace levels of organics in the water, which can cause for example earthy, chemical taints.
All activated carbons are not the same and 3M offers a range of high performance carbon based systems for chlorine, taste and odour reduction. Either through the use of novel, unique carbon block technology or linked with our pharmaceutical membranes they provide market leading performance for the reduction of chlorine, taste and odour, sediment, cyst and bacteria,
This means better tasting water which can improve beverage and ice quality as well as providing machine protection in sensitive components.
3M offers chlorine taste and odour removal in all products for mains fed water coolers, postmix and ice machines, Coffee, Vending machines and steamers as well as for water filtration in the home.
3M also offers an advance range of filters designed for Chloramine reduction, a specialised form of chlorine which is replacing chlorine in some water treatment. Chloramine requires special carbon for its reduction.
Scale build up in hard water areas causes equipment down time, reduces efficiency, and affects both water level and temperature controls. We estimate that 3mm of scale build up can cause 25% energy loss in addition to unwanted and costly service calls.
For hard water areas we have polyphos based scale inhibition filters that dose polyphosphate into the water to coat areas where scale may form. This provides high-quality water while inhibiting scale growth in the system and unnecessary downtime and service calls.
For further information on Scale Inhibition see our Scale Prevention Application section.
3M has added membranes to a number of product lines and can offer different levels of bacteria removal. This new technology offers high level protection and can be applied in all applications.
To discuss any of these applications or your specific requirements with one of our trained technicians contact us