A returning customer reached out to IFM to design, fabricate and install a complete water treatment system. The customer required the system for a new automotive part manufacturing facility located in Summerville, South Carolina.
This system was designed to meet water quantity and quality requirements for the company with no interruption in the manufacturing process. To achieve this goal, IFM designed a system with a pretreatment skid, twin alternating softening units and then parallel carbon filtration vessels. The water then was treated by a reverse osmosis (RO) system to achieve a higher quality of water.
The system was designed to shut down during the GAC (granular activated carbon) backwash cycle to save on the required feed water. To ensure that the water supply to the production line was not interrupted, IFM created a permeate holding tank large enough to supply the warehouse.
Prior to reaching the RO system for purification, the water is softened, filtered and de-chlorinated to prolong the life of the membranes and create the cleanest water possible. The system that IFM designed and installed can produce 9-15 gallons per minute of clean process water.
All the equipment for the entire water treatment system was custom designed to fit in the available space at the South Carolina facility. Technicians worked with the facility manager to determine the most operator friendly layout available in the given space.
Along with the installation these systems, IFM also provided training for the facility employees allowing the onsite staff to operate the system with confidence. An Operations and Maintenance manual was also created to aid in future operations when IFM is not on site.
The successful water treatment system is the fourth system that IFM has designed, fabricated and installed for this long-term customer.