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Come see us in booth 1643 at the 2017 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, October 11th-13th!

This year’s Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show runs from October 11th – 13th at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center.  Stop by our booth 1643 to find out why more and more full service restaurants, convenience stores, quick-service chains, cafeterias and food serving establishments depend every day on the number one choice in Food Service Water Treatment, Pentair Everpure.  Great tasting beverages, clear ice and spot free dishware all start with high quality filtered water and if you have ever had a fountain drink at a restaurant, a slushie from your local convenience store, an espresso from a coffee shop or soup from a steakhouse you have tasted water by Pentair/Everpure. So whether you are looking to solve a point of use problem with the quality of water taking care of your ice machine or want to deliver a much better cup of coffee to your customer, we have water treatment solutions everywhere you need them!

For more information on the show or a solution for your facility. Give us a call at 800-942-7873 or email us at info@filterpure.com

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Water Quality is crucial for Chewblet Ice, the Follett HCC1000AHT Ice machine.

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The Follett HCC1000AHT self-contained 1000,1400 series Chewblet® ice machine requires .5 gpm gallons per minute and will generate up to 1100 lbs of ice every 24 hours. Independent market research* shows that up to 80% of consumers prefer Chewblet ice in their fountain beverages and requent fountain users particularly like Chewblet ice. Independent lab testing compared Chewblet ice to several types of cube and nugget ice. The results? Chewblet ice was comparable or superior in every category!
• Drink displacement – better displacement than cubes and nuggets for higher profit
• Cold plate performance – outperforms cubes, doesn’t bridge like nuggets – colder more consistent drink temperatures
• Drink dilution and carbonation retention – comparable to cubes –longer lasting, high quality taste

Chewblet ice is formed on the interior wall of a barrel-shaped evaporator. A rotating auger gently removes the ice from the evaporator wall and extrudes it through a compression nozzle to remove unfrozen water. From the nozzle, ice is pushed into a transport tube and distributed to a bin or dispenser up to 20 feet (6 m) away for Maestro ice machines and 75 feet (23 m) for Horizon ice machines. The result is Chewblet ice, uniformly shaped pieces of chewable ice in two different sizes with highly reliable dispensing. Original Chewblet ice is approx. 1″ (25.4 mm) long and Micro Chewblet ice is approx. 3/8″(9.5 mm) long.  Where as smaller, softer nugget ice often causes bridging and jamming in ice and beverage dispensers, Chewblet ice dispenses reliably. Chewblet ice can be dispensed from Follett Vision™ ice and beverage dispensers, as well as from most models of countertop ice and beverage dispensers. Follett offers top kits to all but the key to any Chewblet ice starts with the water quality and water is food. That is why the Everpure Insurice Single PF-i20002 System (EV-9324-21)is recommended for the Follett HCC1000AHS Ice machine. The system features unique precoat technology and Micro-Pure II media to deliver premium quality ingredient water and protection from scale damage.

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  • Capacity: 9,000 gallons (34,065 liters); Flow Rate: 1.67 gpm (6.32 lpm)
  • Includes coarse prefilter to protect the i20002 cartridge from large particles, cartridges included.
  • NSF 42/53 for health affects. Removes cysts by mechanical means including Cryptosporidium, Giardia, lead, volatile organic chemicals, (VOCs) and MTBE (Methyl, tertiary-butyl ether).
  • Removes particles that result in cloudy ice.
  • Removes off-tastes and odors.
  • Reduces scale build up and corrosion.
  • Reduces abrasion and clogging.
  • Delivers the best quality ice possible while protecting the ice machine translating into less equipment downtime, lower maintenance costs and lower total cost of ownership.

Questions or not sure of what you need to do to take care of  your Follett Ice Machines’ water? Give us a call at 800-942-7873 or email us at info@filterpure.com

 

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Water Quality is crucial for Chewblet Ice, the Follett HCC1000AHS Ice machine.

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The Follett HCC1000AHS self-contained 1000,1400 series Chewblet® ice machine requires .5 gpm gallons per minute and will generate up to 1100 lbs of ice every 24 hours. Independent market research* shows that up to 80% of consumers prefer Chewblet ice in their fountain beverages and requent fountain users particularly like Chewblet ice. Independent lab testing compared Chewblet ice to several types of cube and nugget ice. The results? Chewblet ice was comparable or superior in every category!
• Drink displacement – better displacement than cubes and nuggets for higher profit
• Cold plate performance – outperforms cubes, doesn’t bridge like nuggets – colder more consistent drink temperatures
• Drink dilution and carbonation retention – comparable to cubes –longer lasting, high quality taste

Chewblet ice is formed on the interior wall of a barrel-shaped evaporator. A rotating auger gently removes the ice from the evaporator wall and extrudes it through a compression nozzle to remove unfrozen water. From the nozzle, ice is pushed into a transport tube and distributed to a bin or dispenser up to 20 feet (6 m) away for Maestro ice machines and 75 feet (23 m) for Horizon ice machines. The result is Chewblet ice, uniformly shaped pieces of chewable ice in two different sizes with highly reliable dispensing. Original Chewblet ice is approx. 1″ (25.4 mm) long and Micro Chewblet ice is approx. 3/8″(9.5 mm) long.  Where as smaller, softer nugget ice often causes bridging and jamming in ice and beverage dispensers, Chewblet ice dispenses reliably. Chewblet ice can be dispensed from Follett Vision™ ice and beverage dispensers, as well as from most models of countertop ice and beverage dispensers. Follett offers top kits to all but the key to any Chewblet ice starts with the water quality and water is food. That is why the Everpure Insurice Single PF-i20002 System (EV-9324-21)is recommended for the Follett HCC1000AHS Ice machine. The system features unique precoat technology and Micro-Pure II media to deliver premium quality ingredient water and protection from scale damage.

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  • Capacity: 9,000 gallons (34,065 liters); Flow Rate: 1.67 gpm (6.32 lpm)
  • Includes coarse prefilter to protect the i20002 cartridge from large particles, cartridges included.
  • NSF 42/53 for health affects. Removes cysts by mechanical means including Cryptosporidium, Giardia, lead, volatile organic chemicals, (VOCs) and MTBE (Methyl, tertiary-butyl ether).
  • Removes particles that result in cloudy ice.
  • Removes off-tastes and odors.
  • Reduces scale build up and corrosion.
  • Reduces abrasion and clogging.
  • Delivers the best quality ice possible while protecting the ice machine translating into less equipment downtime, lower maintenance costs and lower total cost of ownership.

Questions or not sure of what you need to do to take care of  your Follett Ice Machines’ water? Give us a call at 800-942-7873 or email us at info@filterpure.com

 

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PSL! The 2017 holiday coffee season came early this year!

PSL’s, ( Pumpkin Spiced Latte) and all things pumpkin spice ushered in an early fall coffee season. Every year America’s insatiable desire for all things pumpkin spice has the fall coffee season starting earlier and this year it started right at the beginning of August. On August 1, World Market released its annual pre-ground pumpkin spice coffee. The 12-ounce bags promise “the flavors of fresh baked pumpkin pie” and  Starbucks started shipping ready-to-drink pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin spice-flavored ground coffee to grocery chains on August 10th. Starbucks has been debuting the Pumpkin Spice Latte around Labor Day since 2003, selling over 200 million cups of the game-changing drink since. But the coffee chain has been known to rile up the PSL cult by offering opportunities for fans to get the drink early, usually the last week of August. In the last few years, however, pumpkin spice demand has reached a fever pitch. Data from Nielsen shows that total sales of pumpkin-flavored foods in the U.S. grew almost 80 percent between 2011 and 2015, to over $360 million in 2015. Along with the new maple pecan coffee flavor offering Dunkin’ Donuts is also offering one of the largest varieties of pumpkin choices of any national restaurant chain. These hot seasonal espresso beverages have proven to increase sales and have succeeded for all of these chains and a lot of independent operators too by drawing in customers early and often during the holiday season. People don’t want to miss out on limited time seasonal offers and for a lot of us these drinks are now part of our memories of enjoying and celebrating the holiday season and they all have one major ingredient in common, water!  Espresso is 85-96% water and that water is extremely important to delivering not only a great shot of espresso but not damaging a very expensive espresso machine. Chlorine can alter the aroma and increases acidity. It also bonds with organics creating an earthy or moldy overtone to the flavor. TDS, (total dissolved solids), can cause poor extraction of the grounds, under extraction leads to weak and sour drinks and over extraction leads to bitterness so taking care to treat coffee and espresso beverage water is extremely important.  Regardless of which one is your favorite, operators know and work diligently to make sure that all of these beverages begin with a great shot of espresso.  Everpure continues to lead the Industry in taking care of coffee and espresso water quality by working directly with Specialty Coffee Operators and Espresso Equipment Manufactures.

From the ESO and Claris cartridge systems delivering filtered softened water through salt less ion exchange to the blended reverse osmosis line of MRS, Mineral Reduction Systems, we have a solution to turn  the water operators are dealing with into the engineered water they need to deliver the espresso beverage that meets their specifications. For espresso, that means a softer water that also protects the equipment from both hard water scale and corrosion from chloride. For a superior quality extraction of coffee solids the Statistics & Standards Committee of the Specialty Coffee Association of America has determined the following standards for the water used to brew specialty coffee.

Characteristic Target Acceptable Range
Odor 1 Clean / Fresh, Odor free
Color 2 Clear color
Total Chlorine O mg/L
TDS 3 150 mg/L 75 – 250 mg/L
Calcium Hardness 4 grains or 68 mg/L 1 – 5 grains or 17 mg/L – 85 mg/L
Total Alkalinity 40 mg/L At or near 40 mg/L
pH 7.0 6.5 to 7.5
Sodium 10 mg/L At or near 10 mg/L
1 Odor is based on sensory olfactory determination
2 Color is based on sensory visual determination
3 TDS measured based on a 4-4-2 conversion
The Target is the most desirable point in the Acceptable Range, although falling within the range is considered meeting the standard. These variances are in place to take into consideration real world circumstances, and the target gives the optimum measurement of each characteristic to strive for. For an operator then, the place to begin is with a POE, point of entry standard Everpure water test, DEV7013-73. This test includes the water bottle and lab analysis of 30 contaminants and characteristics. The test usually takes from 7 to 10 days to analyze at the laboratory located in Chicago and the following is a sample of the delivered analysis;

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In order to provide both a superior quality shot of espresso and protect the equipment from scaling and/or corrosion this water would be way out of specification. La Marzocco publishes the following water quality specification for the warranty of there espresso machines;

This water has hardness of 257 ppm and chlorides of over 308.8 ppm   so the recommendation would be an Everpure MRS Blended reverse osmosis system to actually take the mineral and chloride out of the water and deliver water with the correct specification of both TDS, total disolved solids between 90ppm and 150ppm and chlorides of less than 3o ppm in order to protect the machine from corrosion.  The size of the MRS unit is determined according to the amount of beverage water that will be needed at peak operating time within the facility. For example the MRS600HEII will make 600 gallons of water every 24 hours or 25 gph, (gallons per hour). The MRS350Bl will make 350 gallons every 24 hours or 14.58 gph, (gallons per hour). Not to worry though just call us and we will take care of sizing the equipment you need for your equipment.

Everpure Espresso Solutions;

The ESO7, EV9607-25 (ESO stands for Espresso, the 7 just means the size of the filter cartridge) is a three-in-one system providing filtration, scale prevention and buffering/softening of  the water. The water retains enough mineral to bring out the espresso flavors. The ESO7 will take care of up to 5,300 grains of hardness or at 8 grains of hardness will generate 511 gallons of espresso before it will need to be changed.

The Claris XXL, EV4339-14, unit will give you the same great 3 in 1 filter but also give you the ability to generate 2,910 gallons of espresso, ( at 10 grains of hardness) but also has an adjustable DUOBLEND™ bypass valve that allows for a more precise adjustment of carbonate hardness. Either system is quick to install, easy to handle and fast to service.

The Claris Prime EV4339-86  Features a 6-stage filtration process, protects equipment from scale and mineral-induced corrosion in areas with high TDS, chloride (Cl-) and sulphate (SO4) content in the feed water.

Everpure has developed an entire series of Blended MRS, Mineral Reduction System Reverse Osmosis units. From the MRS20, (20 stands for 20 gallons made per day), EV9797-, up to the MRS600HEII, (600 gallons made per day), EV9970-54. One of the most popular for the coffee and espresso application is the EV99-17. Note that all of these solutions require a storage tank.

These systems can be sized to fit one piece of equipment or all of the coffee, espresso, beverage, etc..equipment that you are using to insure that the water you are using will protect your equipment from whatever changes occur within your water supply and provide the perfect water and ice for your beverages. Not sure of what you need to do to take care of  your water? Give us a call at 800-942-7873 or email us at info@filterpure.com

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What about your water and water filtration system after Hurricane Irma?

Provided the water in your area does not fall under a “Do not use”, boil water alert, your filter system and filters unless damaged by the storm should be fine. If your area does fall under a boil water alert you should change all filters and membranes installing new, unused filters or membrane cartridges after you have completely sanitized your system. Boil water alerts are often issued by water municipalities when damage occurs to water lines.  These alerts can also be issued if there is a loss in water pressure, allowing bacteria to backwash into the water pipes. Minerals and viruses like E.coli, cryptosporidium, and giardia, are all things that may get into water when a pipe breaks or during a natural disaster, like flooding. Below is Everpure’s Technical Service Bulletin regarding water quality emergencies and the procedures to place your system back into operation after a boil water alert.

Everpure Technical Service Bulletin
File No: 011414
Subject: Responding to Water Quality Emergencies

RESPONDING TO WATER QUALITY EMERGENCIES
Natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods and hurricanes cause contamination of municipal water systems over a large area. Industrial and other chemical leaks can also cause contamination of water supplies. If a water quality emergency occurs in your location, follow your local municipality’s instructions for addressing the emergency. If a boil order is issued, follow that boil order advisory until you have been notified by local authorities that your water is potable and safe to use.
Following is our recommended procedure for cleaning and start-up of Pentair water treatment systems using Pentair filters and RO membranes for commercial foodservice applications.

PENTAIR® OBEYING BOIL WATER ADVISORIES:
Obey them, period!
Contamination due to breaks in the mains, general flooding, or damage to the municipal waterworks itself should not be confused with situations in which contamination by protozoan cysts (e.g. Cryptosporidium, Giardia) is discovered in a water supply. Everpure submicron filters and RO membranes are NSF-Certified for removing such cysts, but not for killing or removing dangerous bacteria and viruses, which must be assumed to be present during the aftermath of a disaster, chemical spill or other water emergency.
When a Boil Water Advisory is announced and it is clear that there has been gross contamination, operators should stop using their filtration or RO system and boil their water as advised by their local authorities, until:
1. The “all clear” is given by local water authorities
2. Plumbing systems in your facility have been disinfected
3. Your Pentair system has been cleaned and any old or contaminated filter or RO cartridges have been replaced with new ones

CLEANUP OF PENTAIR SYSTEMS:
When safe water is available again, all water-using equipment should be sanitized with an approved disinfectant such as diluted chlorine bleach (5.25% sodium hypochlorite). The recommended dosage is 100-200 mg/L chlorine, which is easy to make. Fresh bleach has about 50 mg of chlorine in each mL, or about 500 mg in a capful. Four capfuls or an ounce in a 2-1/2 gal. bucket of water makes about 200 mg/L. Add a few drops of cleaning concentrate (e.g. dish detergent) to this solution and use it to clean external surfaces. Unexposed, interior plumbing surfaces can be sanitized in place using a Pentair Everpure JT Sanitizing/Flushing Cartridge. (Contact your local distributor or sales agent to acquire the JT can). This is an empty housing which can be filled with any cleaning or sanitizing solution and then be inserted into Everpure-branded filter heads. When the flow of water resumes, the disinfectant will be fed into the lines. When a strong chlorine smell is evident at the closest outlet, the flow should be stopped and the sanitizing solution left to soak for at least 30 minutes. When sanitization is complete, remove the flushing cartridge and install new, unused filters or membrane cartridges. Rinse the equipment by flushing water through the system as directed in your system’s Installation and Operation manual. Return your filtration or RO system to service.

POST-EMERGENCY SYSTEM OPERATION:
Follow the replacement cartridge change-out schedule per your system’s specifications. We suggest that you continue to monitor and follow your local water authority’s post-emergency recommendations. Please note that water problems caused by natural disasters often include high turbidity, even muddy, conditions. As a result, filter cartridges may clog faster and need replacing sooner than usual.

If you have any questions regarding these instructions or require additional assistance please call us at 1-800-942-7873 or email us at info@filterpure.com

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What about your water and water filtration system after Hurricane Harvey?

Provided the water in your area does not fall under a “Do not use”, boil water alert, your filter system and filters unless damaged by the storm should be fine. If your area does fall under a boil water alert you should change all filters and membranes installing new, unused filters or membrane cartridges after you have completely sanitized your system. Boil water alerts are often issued by water municipalities when damage occurs to water lines.  These alerts can also be issued if there is a loss in water pressure, allowing bacteria to backwash into the water pipes. Minerals and viruses like E.coli, cryptosporidium, and giardia, are all things that may get into water when a pipe breaks or during a natural disaster, like flooding. Below is Everpure’s Technical Service Bulletin regarding water quality emergencies and the procedures to place your system back into operation after a boil water alert.

Everpure Technical Service Bulletin
File No: 011414
Subject: Responding to Water Quality Emergencies

RESPONDING TO WATER QUALITY EMERGENCIES
Natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods and hurricanes cause contamination of municipal water systems over a large area. Industrial and other chemical leaks can also cause contamination of water supplies. If a water quality emergency occurs in your location, follow your local municipality’s instructions for addressing the emergency. If a boil order is issued, follow that boil order advisory until you have been notified by local authorities that your water is potable and safe to use.
Following is our recommended procedure for cleaning and start-up of Pentair water treatment systems using Pentair filters and RO membranes for commercial foodservice applications.

PENTAIR® OBEYING BOIL WATER ADVISORIES:
Obey them, period!
Contamination due to breaks in the mains, general flooding, or damage to the municipal waterworks itself should not be confused with situations in which contamination by protozoan cysts (e.g. Cryptosporidium, Giardia) is discovered in a water supply. Everpure submicron filters and RO membranes are NSF-Certified for removing such cysts, but not for killing or removing dangerous bacteria and viruses, which must be assumed to be present during the aftermath of a disaster, chemical spill or other water emergency.
When a Boil Water Advisory is announced and it is clear that there has been gross contamination, operators should stop using their filtration or RO system and boil their water as advised by their local authorities, until:
1. The “all clear” is given by local water authorities
2. Plumbing systems in your facility have been disinfected
3. Your Pentair system has been cleaned and any old or contaminated filter or RO cartridges have been replaced with new ones

CLEANUP OF PENTAIR SYSTEMS:
When safe water is available again, all water-using equipment should be sanitized with an approved disinfectant such as diluted chlorine bleach (5.25% sodium hypochlorite). The recommended dosage is 100-200 mg/L chlorine, which is easy to make. Fresh bleach has about 50 mg of chlorine in each mL, or about 500 mg in a capful. Four capfuls or an ounce in a 2-1/2 gal. bucket of water makes about 200 mg/L. Add a few drops of cleaning concentrate (e.g. dish detergent) to this solution and use it to clean external surfaces. Unexposed, interior plumbing surfaces can be sanitized in place using a Pentair Everpure JT Sanitizing/Flushing Cartridge. (Contact your local distributor or sales agent to acquire the JT can). This is an empty housing which can be filled with any cleaning or sanitizing solution and then be inserted into Everpure-branded filter heads. When the flow of water resumes, the disinfectant will be fed into the lines. When a strong chlorine smell is evident at the closest outlet, the flow should be stopped and the sanitizing solution left to soak for at least 30 minutes. When sanitization is complete, remove the flushing cartridge and install new, unused filters or membrane cartridges. Rinse the equipment by flushing water through the system as directed in your system’s Installation and Operation manual. Return your filtration or RO system to service.

POST-EMERGENCY SYSTEM OPERATION:
Follow the replacement cartridge change-out schedule per your system’s specifications. We suggest that you continue to monitor and follow your local water authority’s post-emergency recommendations. Please note that water problems caused by natural disasters often include high turbidity, even muddy, conditions. As a result, filter cartridges may clog faster and need replacing sooner than usual.

If you have any questions regarding these instructions or require additional assistance please call us at 1-800-942-7873 or email us at info@filterpure.com

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The best commercial Ice machine water filters are made in America!

Labor Day marks the end of this years incredibly busy commercial ice season and whether your food service operation uses a Manitowoc, Follet, Ice-O-Matic, Hoshizaki or Scotsman ice machine you probably already have a Made in America Pentair/Everpure water filtration system taking care it. When it comes to commercial ice machines seventy percent of service calls are water related and Everpure water filters have been saving operators millions of dollars annually by extending the life of this expensive equipment making sure that they receive the quality of water necessary to protect these machines from;

Abrasion and Clogging

Scale Build Up and Corrosion

Off tastes and Odors

Harmful Cysts by mechanical means/ NSF 53, 1/2 micron

Particulates that result in cloudy ice

Everpure’s proven proprietary Everpure Micro-Pure filter media technology and proprietary Fiberdyne media techology including the number one selling i2000 water filter system are just a few of the reasons why Hoshizaki  and Scotsman have Everpure manufacture their 4HC-H and Aqua Patrol water filter systems. Don’t have an Everpure water filter system on your Ice Machine? Call us with the make and model of your ice machine and we will get you a quote over to you right away but regardless of the system you are using, this was a very long and hot summer and with Labor Day only a week away, now may be the best time to check your system and order replacement water filters if your need them. These filters are critical in making sure your machine not only produces the freshest, cleanest tasting ice, but also so that it runs efficiently and doesn’t use more energy than necessary. Everpure Ice Machine water filters are ready to help, this year’s 2017 lineup includes;

Everpure i2000-2 EV9612-27 Replacement Water Filter

EV9612-22 Insurice i2000   Rated capacity of   9,000 gallons.  

Everpure i4000-2 EV9612-37 Replacement Filter

EV9612-32 Insurice i4000   Rated capacity of 12,000 gallons.

Everpure 4FC-S EV9692-31 Water Filter Cartridge

EV9693-31 Insurice 4FC-S Rated capacity of 15,000 gallons.

Everpure 7FC-S EV9692-71 Water Filter Cartridge

EV9692-71 Insurice 7FC-S Rated capacity of 25,000 gallons.

For Slime issues;

Everpure EV9606-51 4SI Ice Machine Water Filter Cartridge

EV9606-51, 4SI with a rated capacity of 15,000 gallons.

Everpure EV9606-01 7SI Ice Machine Filter Cartridge

EV9606-01, 7SI  Rated capacity of 25,000 gallons.

Protect your Ice machines superior performance, NSF Certification and Warranty. For more information on perfecting your ice with the best American Made Ice machine water filters please call us at 800-942-7873!

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The Best Commercial Coffee Brewer Water Filters are Made in America!

Commercial coffee brewers are working overtime in 2017 as more Americans are drinking coffee, a reversal of four years of declines, as gourmet brews continue to gain in popularity, according to a recent National Coffee Association (NCA) report. All of these wonderful Specialty Coffee beverages are approximately 98.7% water so the contribution that a high quality water filter makes of both protecting expensive commercial coffee brewers and delivering clear, clean delicious water cannot be understated and all of us have more than likely tasted the difference it can make. According to the Specialty Coffee Association; For a superior quality extraction of coffee solids, the brewing water should have these characteristics:

Characteristic Target Acceptable Range
Odor 1 Clean/Fresh, Odor free  
Color 2 Clear color  
Total Chlorine O mg/L  
TDS 3 150 mg/L 75 – 250 mg/L
Calcium Hardness 4 grains or 68 mg/L 1-5 grains or 17 mg/L – 85 mg/L
Total Alkalinity 40 mg/L At or near 40 mg/L
pH

7.0

6.5 – 7.5
Sodium 10 mg/L At or near 10 mg/L

The Entire Family of Made in America Pentair/Everpure Commercial Coffee Brewing water filters are designed to consistently deliver this “superior” quality water while also protecting expensive commercial coffee equipment. These filters have been changing the taste of coffee all over the world providing clear, fresh, premium quality water for consistently great tasting coffee. Everpure’s unique filters utilize a refined activated carbon to eliminate chlorine taste and odor and other offensive contaminants. These filters also save energy by reducing scale build-up. A proportioned scale inhibitor feed inside each filter dramatically prevents limescale from forming in brewing equipment. New and improved Micro-Pure II media with AgION™ antimicrobial protection inhibits any potential bacterial growth inside the filter. With precoat submicron technology, dirt and particles as small as ½ micron in size are reduced, eliminating health contaminants such as asbestos fibers, Cryptosporidium and Giardia. The Sanitary cartridge replacement is simple, quick and clean, and no tools necessary. Internal filter parts are never exposed to handling or contamination. All of these filters are both NSF/ANSI 42 and 53 certified for health effects.

The only real difference between any of the above filters is capacity and flow, (gpm) gallons per minute. The OCS², (Office Coffee System) is designed for small brewers in commercial office settings and features a 1500 gallon capacity with a ½ gpm flow rate. The BH², (Brewer Hot) filter is designed for all commercial brewers, Bunn, Cecilware, Fetco,Wilbur Curtis, etc. requiring a flow rate of ½ gpm or less and features a 3,000 gallon capacity. The MH² ( Multiple Hot) cartridge is also designed to take care of multiple commercial brewers (Bunn, Cecilware, Fetco,Wilbur Curtis, etc ), with a flow rate of 1.67 gpm and featuring a 9,000 gallon capacity. For more information on any of the made in America Pentair/Everpure line of commercial coffee water filters please call us at 800-942-7873 or contact us at info@filterpure.com.

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Legionnaires’ outbreak leaves 1 dead and 6 others infected in New York City.

June, 2017, Legionnaires’ disease in New York City has left one person dead and six others sickened, according to health officials. The New York City Health Department announced that seven cases of the disease were discovered on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The person who died from Legionnaires’ was elderly and had significant health problems. Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia that is caused from inhaling mist that is infected with the bacteria Legionella. The mist could come from a variety of places, including hot tubs, showers, decorative fountains or air-conditioning units for large buildings. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes online that “less commonly, people can get Legionnaires’ disease by aspiration of drinking water,” which can happen when water “’goes down the wrong pipe,’ into the trachea (windpipe) and lungs instead of the digestive tract.” Symptoms of the disease include fever, cough, chills, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, muscle aches, confusion and diarrhea, according to the health department. An estimated 8,000 to 18,000 people are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease each year in the U.S. How can so many people be infected by this bacteria, especially in places where you think you would be safe from any deadly bacteria? Being exposed to any water system can be a source of disease if the water in it is subjected to conditions that promote growth of the organism.

So how do you Kill Legionella?

First, is preventing it! Killing the bacteria before it reaches any water system. Traditional oxidizing agents such as chlorine have been proven very effective in controlling Legionella. Using continuous chlorination at low free residual levels can be effective in controlling Legionella. That’s why many hospitals are using Everpure’s 7SI and 4 SI cartridges on their ice machines to help prevent the Legionella bacteria from forming in their water in compliance with ASHRAE 188. According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), one of the reasons that ASHRAE Standard 188:

Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems is being developed to help prevent the high fatality rate for hospital patients that contract Legionella. This standard is designed to prevent the bacteria from entering and/ or reproducing in a hospital water system. The standard places responsibility for water safety on everyone associated with the design, construction, installation, ownership, operation, management, and maintenance of a building’s water system. The cold water dispensers of hospital ice machines have been proven to be a potential source of Legionella. Two studies, in 1985 and 1997, traced Legionella directly to the ice. ASHRAE Standard 188 requires that the HACCP plan include all potable water systems, including ice machines. If the potable water system, such as an ice machine, has “incoming potable water containing less than 0.5 mg/l residual halogen such as chlorine”, it is a risk factor for Legionella.  Stout JE, Yu VL, Muraca P (1985). Isolation of Legionella pneumophila from the cold water of hospital ice machines:  implications for origin and transmission of the organism. Infection Control, 6:141–146.

Pentair®/Everpure® have created cost-effective, application-specific filtration systems that will allow a hospital to keep its ice machines in compliance with ASHRAE Standard 188, and help provide critical protection from protozoan cysts and scale damage: the 4SI and 7SI Carbonless Water Filters from Pentair Everpure. These unique water filters provide a number of important benefits:

  • Compliance with ASHRAE Standard 188, allows municipal chlorine and chloramine residual to pass through to the ice machine
  • Slime/Bio Film Reduction, chlorine can help to reduce the growth of slime and bacteria inside the ice machine
  • Cyst Reduction, submicron media reduces cysts such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia that can cause waterborne diseases in humans (reduction occurs by mechanical means*)
  • Scale Protection, scale inhibitor reduces scale deposits that can cause downtime, maintenance calls and increased service costs. Scale can also result in the clogging of distribution lines, freeze-up on evaporator plates, and cause pumps, solenoids and probes to malfunction or fail.
  • Particulate Reduction. Pentair’s proprietary Fibredyne™ media has superior dirt-holding capabilities versus conventional carbon block filters.
  • Retrofits Everpure Brand Filter Heads. Quickly and easily convert Everpure Insurice®, 4/7CB5-S and 7FC-S Systems to 4SI or 7SI systems simply by swapping out the filter cartridges. There’s no need to remove an old filter head and invest in a new one, which saves you money and labor. The 4SI System Fits in Tight Spaces. Its space-saving size allows for easy placement behind a countertop ice machine or inside a cabinet.
  • Easy to Install and Maintain
  • Certified to NSF Standards 42 and 53.
  • Carries the Pentair Everpure Name. Everpure has been providing water solutions for over 80 years, and is one of the most respected brands in water filtration worldwide.

For the complete Pentair Everpure Brochure on ASHRAE 188 Ice Machine Compliance Click here:  ICE MACHINE COMPLIANCE WITH ASHRAE 188 PENTAIR. Contact us for more information on the 4SI or 7SI cartridge and how to stop Legionella at 800-942-7873 or contact us at info@filterpure.com.

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Happy Fathers Day!

Sorry Dads, we are not as popular as Mom and Mothers Day, the most popular holiday of the year to dine out but we will be spending more than $15.5 billion this year on Dad according to the National Retail Federation. According to the Federation and a recent Fortune article, most Americans, 39.9% according to the NRF, plan on purchasing gifts directly from department stores compared to the 33.7% who will order gifts online. A Father’s Day shopper is expected to spend an average of $134.75 on Dad this year, $8.83 more than in 2016. Something very interesting that has been consistent and we can expect more of this year are millennials….sons and daughters plan on spending their money on experiences rather than things this year, including eating out and travel. Additional experiences can include live performances and other social events. Planned spending on a special outing with Dad surpassed gift spending on clothing, gift cards and even electronics. Worried about Dad’s drinking water experience? Not sure that Dad is well hydrated and drinking enough water? We recommend the OW200L drinking water system if you would like to leave minerals in the water or if you would like to take just about everything out of the water, think “Dasani”, check out the PURA QCRO , either one are easy to DIY.  Not sure if either are the right choice?….give us a call at 800-942-7873 or contact us at info@filterpure.com to discuss a total solution for Dad’s house!

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Top Michigan health official, four others charged with manslaughter in Flint water crisis

June, 14th, 2017 in an article by Dennis Brady of the Washington Post…… Michigan attorney general’s office on Wednesday charged the director of the state’s health department and four other public officials with involuntary manslaughter for their roles in the Flint water crisis, which has stretched into its fourth year. READ THE FULL ARTICLE.  Worried about your water or not sure what is creating the off taste or odor from it? Give us a call at 800-942-7873 for more information or email us at info@filterpure.com

 

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Happy Mothers Day!

As the most popular holiday of the year to dine out, nearly half of Americans will dine out or order restaurant takeout or delivery today. According to the NRF, the National retail Foundation, Americans expect to spend more than ever on Mother’s Day this year as they shower moms with everything from jewelry to special outings at favorite restaurants. Total spending is expected to reach $23.6 billion – the highest in the survey’s 14-year history, topping last year’s previous record of $21.4 billion. Whether consumers pick Mom’s preferred buffet breakfast or her favorite fine-dining dinner, America’s restaurants are stepping up to the plate to help families celebrate the special occasion. And while a majority of consumers make their Mother’s Day meal plans less than a month out, nearly one in five have probably been planning their celebratory meals for more than one month and the first thing that Mom is going to taste today is the water! If you are an operator that currently has a Pentair/Everpure water treatment in your facility you know that you are serving premium “Filtered Pure” water to your Moms, but if you don’t you may want to consider spending a few more dollars to make sure that you can pass the “Mom smell test”! You can be sure that if your water is off color with a bad taste or odor this weekend, it’s going to reflect poorly on the person who recommended your restaurant for Mom. Either way it is certainly something that is easy to avoid, as easy as making sure that your water filters have been changed or if you don’t already have one, installing an Everpure water filtration system to take care of all of the beverages and ice that you are serving.  If you already have an Everpure system, it is essential that filters be replaced periodically. The frequency of filter changes depends upon your water quality and your water usage. For example, if there is a lot of sediment and/or particles in your water, then you will have to change your filters more frequently than a location with little to no sediment. Be sure to replace your filters whenever you notice a decline in the performance, whether it is a drop in flow rate and/or pressure or an unusual taste in the water.

EV9437-10 Complete Restaurant System for all treated product water, beverage water and ice in your facility.

Prefilter, ( First bowl to left, system above)

The prefilter (coarse) cartridge should be changed when it becomes dirty to within 1/8″ of the core or when you see the outlet pressure gauge fall into the red zone. Check the pressure gauge only when the equipment is calling for water.

Submicron Cartridges ( 3 in the middle system pictured above)

The cartridges should be changed at the first occurrence of a) the gallon rating stated on the label, b) every 6 months, or c) the pressure gauge needle falls into the red zone while your equipment is calling for water.

Scalestick  ( cartridge in last bowl to right pictured in system above)

The Scalestick needs to be replaced before the Hydroblend compound is completely used up.

EV9628-28 Filter Replacement kit for the EV9437-10 system pictured above.

You should also replace your water filters whenever you notice a decline in performance, whether it is a drop in flow rate and/or pressure, or an unusual taste in the water. You should also, per the CDC, replace your water filter after any boil water advisory alert is lifted in your area. Remember: taste and odor may tip you off to the presence of chlorine in your water, but most contaminants are tasteless and odorless.

For the benefit of our customers, we have set-up automatic electronic reminders that are sent when we see that their filters are due to be replaced, based on order history.  We can even set-up Auto-Ship for customers that know they will need water filters by a certain date, but may not remember to place an order.

If you have a question regarding how often you should replace your filter or not sure about the filter system that you have please email your questions and a picture of the system to info@filterpure.com or call our team at 1-800-942-7873 and have a very Happy Mother’s Day!