How to Choose Industrial Reverse Osmosis for Your Factory

June 10, 2020 - Nathan Olszak

How to Choose
Industrial Reverse Osmosis for Your Factory

When Reverse Osmosis was first introduced in the 1950’s, no one would have thought that Industrial Reverse Osmosis systems would become such a vital part of factories in the 21st century. Today, many industries are looking for ways to run a cost-efficient factory. Therefore, choosing the right reverse osmosis system could mean the difference between hours or days of downtime or excellent, high-purity results. Below are some of the most important factors to take into account when identifying and selecting the industrial reverse osmosis needs for your factory.

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5 Factors to Consider When Choosing RO for Your Facility

  1. Know the Business Inside and Out
    It is crucial for you to be well-informed about the field of industrial reverse osmosis and how it relates to your industry. Based on the type of industry, the requirements will vary. Food and Beverage industry require water both for cleaning and as an ingredient as well. A washing machine manufacturing plant, on the other hand, may only need reverse osmosis water for cleaning purposes. Similarly, a pharmaceutical company’s safety standards require vigilant attention to detail, while a hardware manufacturer’s needs may not be as stringent.
  2. Determine the Scale
    After taking note of the industry type, you will need to determine the scale of your needs. Is it a small, medium or large size industry? The market has a range of RO systems based on their capacities that suit each one of these industries and their needs. Selecting the right capacity system depends on the volume of water that your industry requires each day. You will also want to consider cleaning processes, wastewater management, if you need water as an ingredient, maintenance etc.
  3. Determine Your Requirements:
    Industrial RO has different functions based on what the industry requires. For instance, if it is a metal finishing industry, the quality of water you require is going to be completely different than that of the dairy industry. Based on the level of quality required, manufacturers make specifically designed RO systems that have varying stages, different kinds of semi-permeable membranes to fit the need, and pretreatment and posttreatment systems if needed. Based on your particular requirements, Complete Water Solutions will customize the design of your system, making it unique to your industry and ideal for your factory’s needs.
  4. Get an Expert:
    Once you have a general idea of what you need, you’ll want to contact a water treatment system expert to help you through the process. Products can range from 1 Gallon Per minute (1,440 GPD) to 400 Gallons Per Minute (576,000 GPD). An expert will be able to determine what parts your system will need to meet your needs, including how much capacity is needed, what controls should be present, what quality of water is required, and how efficiently it needs to run. When you work with Complete Water Solutions,  we can provide you with possible options to consider.
  5. Make the Decision
    After you’ve received possible options for your industrial reverse osmosis system, you are ready to make a decision! We understand that budget is always a top concern, but consider the suggested option provided to you. This option will likely result in the least amount of downtime and garner your factory the best results possible for your needs! If you go with the more affordable option, you may end up paying for it later with emergency service calls and costly downtimes.


Are you ready to discuss your factory’s Industrial RO needs? Contact Complete Water Solutions today!

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