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The New Claris Ultra!

We are proud to introduce the next step in the Claris filtration line. The Claris Ultra is the world’s first filter cartridge to combine mineral reduction and corrosion protection within one compact unit. As a result, Claris Ultra delivers the very best quality water for hot drinks and ice machines while also preventing scale formation in machines and inhibiting corrosion of materials across the widest range of water hardness levels. This breakthrough is achieved by using new patent pending water conditioning technology; in effect a highly engineered water conditioning system that uses the synergetic effect of mineral adaptation and mineral stabilization, all within one compact filter package. The result is optimum water mineral extraction, ie retaining the necessary minerals for a pleasant flavor and proper extraction of the coffee bean and grind, while minimizing the minerals that lead to limescale. Similarly, in ice production, Claris Ultra eliminates those minerals that cause cloudy and soft ice and lead to scaled ice machines, low energy efficiency and scale amplified bio-film formation. Everpure’s Claris Ultra filter range has successfully addressed the challenge of finding the right balance between protecting an operation’s investment and capturing the desired quality of brewed coffee, espresso, other hot drinks and ice cubes. The Claris Ultra filters use the same head as the existing Claris cartridge range.

Claris Ultra Filter Cartridges features

  • First cartridge to effectively combine lime scale and corrosion protection
  • More capacity / lower costs for hot drinks and ice cube machines
  • Inhibits metal migration from machine parts
  • Safeguarding /enhancing energy efficiency of food service equipment
  • Small foot print and low space requirement
  • Cartridge family with widest capacity range (one head fits all)

For more questions regarding the Claris Ultra please call us at 800-942-7873 or click the link below.

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New ES Series Stainless Steel Filter Bag Housing at IPPE2015

Filter Pure introduces the new ES Series Stainless Steel Filter Bag Housing at IPPE2015!

Filter Pure located in Hall A in booth A3232 for this year’s International Production & Processing Expo will be displaying the new Pentair Industrial ES Series liquid filter bag housing. With applications that include water remediation and feed water treatment the E Series Single Liquid Bag Housings effectively remove dirt, pipe scale, and other substances from process liquids. Constructed from 304 or 316 stainless steel these housings offer outstanding durability and corrosion resistance across a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications. Quality workmanship and design assure clean effluent and consistent, reliable performance. Unfiltered liquid enters the housing above the filter bag or strainer basket, fills the interior of the housing and continues through the bag or strainer basket. Solids are trapped inside the filter bag or strainer and are easily removed when the housing is serviced. The simple to operate band clamp closure makes bag change-outs quick and easy. Vince Paglino, Industrial Filtration Specialist at Filter Pure said in regards to the opening of this years 2015 IPPE, “We are very excited to be a part of such a large international trade show representing the very latest in Industrial and Food Service water treatment technologies.”  This year’s 2015 IPPE is bringing together more than 1,100 exhibitors and over 25,000 attendees in the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from January 27 – 29, 2015. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Water Boost Systems

One complaint that we hear our beverage customers is that there is a lack of water pressure and pulsation at the dispenser valves. What is that? When you go get a soda and the drink spits out, that is the pulsation. The cause can be the brix and syrup ratio. Are you having problems likes this? Is the flow low, fluctuating or no water pressure to your valves or faucets? Filter Pure can help with the Shurflo Water Boost Systems. The systems are offered in different sizes based on your needs. The systems are rated at 60 PSI, 115 VAC to 90 PSI, 230 VAC. The max working pressure is 117 PSI. How does the Water Boost System work? The system has a small pressurized reservoir tank that helps to regulate a steady stream of water to eliminate fluctuating water pressure to the carbonated and non-carbonated soda valves. You install the boost system before the filtration system. As the water is pulled into the tank and begins to fill. The tank then begins to increase its pressure to push the water to your filtration system. It is very important to maintain consistent water pressure and flow through your filtering process. It maximizes the filter life on the filtration system. The tank is a 2 gallon, stainless steel tank with a butyl rubber bladder. The system is small (13″ x 13″ x 10″) and light weight (13 lbs) for under the counter placement or it can even be mounted on the wall. Click on system setup diagram for more examples of systems and its functions or call us for more information at 800-942-7873.

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Ebola Home Water Treatment

The Ebola virus cannot spread through the water supply, according to information released by the Water Research Foundation. The internationally recognized leader in water research has provided the following information in response to inquiries about Ebola that some water utilities are receiving: Ebola is not a foodborne, waterborne or airborne illness. It is transmitted to humans from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission. Transmission occurs through direct contact with infected bodily fluids, such as blood, vomit and feces. The Ebola virus cannot survive long in water because it can only replicate within host cells — from a human or an animal. Because of Ebola’s fragility when separated from its host, bodily fluids flushed by an infected person would not contaminate the water supply.

Researchers believe Ebola survives in water for only a matter of minutes because water does not provide the same environment as bodily fluids, which have higher salt concentrations. Once in water, the virus will take in water, causing the cells to swell and burst — killing the virus.

But if you are still concerned about the Ebola virus or any other harmful bacteria or virus entering your home through the water supply you may want to consider a Whole house UV disinfection system.

 Does UV light kill Ebola?

UV Disinfection has been found to be effective against the Ebola Virus, and many other harmful bacteria and viruses.   UV Disinfection is a method that uses ultraviolet (UV) light at sufficiently short wavelength to kill microorganisms. It is also referred to as Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI).  It is used in many applications, such as water and air purification.  UV Disinfection utilises short-wavelength ultraviolet radiation (UV-C), which has a wavelength in the range of 100nm to 280nm.   UV-C is harmful to microorganisms and is effective in destroying the nucleic acids in these organisms so that their DNA is disrupted.  Studies have confirmed that UV-C radiation is effective in deactivating Ebola virus. One extremely inexpensive whole house UV system is the PURA® Product’s UV20 Series™ designed to provide disinfected water at a flow rate of 8 – 10 gallons per minute. This system is ideal for whole house water treatment. In addition to disinfection, the double and triple models provide filtration for the removal of sediment and chemical contaminants. This ultraviolet water treatment system makes a perfect companion to water softeners, distillers, reverse osmosis and ozone systems. The UV20 Series™ has proven to be PURA® Product’s most popular product line and has created an industry standard in whole-house disinfection.

Are you having problems with your water filtration or the quality of your water? Please do not hesitate to call us. We are trained professionals dedicated to solving all your water quality issues. Call us at 800-942-7873 or click the link below to ask a question.

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Corrosion Problem?

It’s common for high performance filter housing components to experience some form of corrosion regardless of what type of metal is being used. Corrosion resistant coatings can increase the lifespan of a part, as well as reduce maintenance and replacement costs. In order to select the appropriate metals to extend the life of the housing, it’s important to identify what kind of corrosion a part is prone to. Based on how a part is used and what conditions it’s exposed to, the kind of corrosion that develops may differ.

General corrosion occurs as a result of rust. When metal, specifically steel, is exposed to water, the surface is oxidized and a thin layer of rust appears. In order to prevent oxidation, a preventative coating must interfere with the reaction. As an alternative to using metals that must be protected by layers of coatings, engineers often have an option to use different metal alloys that are selected for having a greater resistance to corrosion caused by its surroundings. As the saying goes “you get what you pay for,” so better corrosion resistance usually comes at a higher materials and manufacturing cost. Engineers must take into account that the corrosion resistance of any alloy depends on both the medium and the working conditions. Alloys with good resistance in one environment may have poor resistance in another, and their resistance is also likely to vary according to differences in exposure conditions, such as temperature, stress from high pressure, friction or vibration. Our filtration specialists at Filter Pure take in to consideration every working aspect of the water or liquid filtration application that they face. We have at our disposal the answers to the many methods for preventing or reducing corrosion. Most of the solution methods are orientated in one way or another toward slowing, reducing or eliminating the rate of corrosion on the metal filtration housings and parts. To find out more on how to solve your filtration corrosion problem, contact us at 800-942-7873 or click below to ask us a question.

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What is a 7SO Softening Cartridge?

This pretty cool piece of equipment is used for food service and commercial applications. It can give you delicious specialty coffee, wonderfully strong espresso or refreshing, crisp ice tea. This cartridge reduces minerals like calcium and magnesium which cause hard water. It’s like having a mini water softener under your sink. This is ideal for hard water at a flow rate as high as 1/2 gallon per minute. The ion exchange technology is a carbon and resin blend. The cartridge has a psi range of 10-125, as well as, a temperature range of 35 to 100 degrees. The 2,000 grain capacity is ideal for high mineral content and low volume application. What is the proper way to use the 7SO (EV9607-04)? Usually it is a 2 stage setup. The first stage would be a MC2 (EV9612-56) filter. This reduces the chlorine, sediment, taste and odor. The precoat sub-micron technology reduces the dirt and particles as small as 1/2 micron. The 2nd stage is the 7SO, which reduces the hardness. Best operating procedure is to change the cartridge every 6 months just like most other filters. To determine cartridge life, divide total capacity of cartridge by the hardness in grains per gallon (gpg). So for example, 2,000 grains for the 7SO divided by 15 grains of hardness, you would exhaust this cartridge after running approximately 133 gallons of water through it. You can also change when hardness of treated water increases to more than 3 grains per gallon. Do not exceed recommended flow rate which is 0.5 gallons per minute. Don’t forget to flush the cartridge when you install it or change one out. You do this by running water through it for five minutes at full flow. This should be done no matter what filters you are using. The other great thing about this cartridge is that it fits all existing Everpure heads. No electrical connection is required. So if you have hard water in your foodservice location and want great tasting espresso we would recommend the 7SO. For more information on how we can help you on this system or others like it please call us at 800-942-7873.

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Everpure ScaleKleen Ice Machine Sanitizing Instructions

Even though ice machines ensure the daily delivery of a clean food product in millions of foodservice facilities around the world, too often they are left out of a business’s preventive maintenance plans. Developing and sticking to a consistent cleaning process for your ice machine not only helps guarantee your customers a clean food product time and time again, but it also enables you to reap the most from your investment for many years to come.

Your ice machine should be emptied and thoroughly sanitized at a  minimum every six months and Filter Pure recommends Pentair Everpure ScaleKleen, the smart, environmentally safe way to delime your water-using appliances. It removes limescale buildup and scale quickly and easily. It’s FDA approved to be used around food grade material, it is completely non-toxic and is safe to pour down the drain after use.

SCALEKLEEN INSTRUCTIONS FOR ICE MACHINES;

1. Turn off the ice machine, and drain the sump. 2.  Mix one 7-ounce packet of ScaleKleen in one quart of hot water and pour the solution into the ice machine sump. 3.  Allow the sump to fill so that the pump is not starved of water. NOTE: Do not turn on, the “REFRIGERATE” cycle. ScaleKleen works most effectively when mixed with hot water. The colder the water; the longer it takes to dissolve the scale. 4.  Turn the switch to the “PUMP” mode and allow water to recirculate with ScaleKleen for 20 minutes. 5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 if scale deposits are still visible. 6.  Drain and rinse the sump thoroughly with clean water to remove any remaining traces of ScaleKleen. 7.  Check the pH of the water in the sump. If it is within one pH unit of the influent tap water; then the ScaleKleen has been sufficiently rinsed out. (NOTE: an inexpensive pH test kit is available from your Everpure dealer). 8.  Turn the ice machine on to the “ICE” mode and place it back in service Cleaning times and frequencies can vary depending on the water quality and conditions of where the unit is installed. (Special care must be taken when bread or foods containing yeast are being prepared in the vicinity of the ice machine, since yeast-type bacteria could impact the machine’s operation.) Typical between-clean times average 30, 60, or 90 days (consult the user’s manual) to ensure the unit runs at its highest operating efficiency — the ultimate goal of any preventive maintenance program. By taking the time to clean your machine and change the filters you can greatly increase the life of your machine and drastically decrease the cost of owning an ice machine over time. Are you having problems with your water filtration or the quality of your water? Please do not hesitate to call us. We are trained professionals dedicated to solving all your water quality issues. Call us at 800-942-7873 or click the link below to ask a question.

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Got Water Problems? We can help!

Problem:

Client: I’m having issues with my restaurant steamer oven having to be cleaned of a hard rock like substance on the heating elements and on the inside of the ovens boiler tank every 1 to 2 weeks. I’m also having to use more soap and cleaning supplies in the kitchen and bathrooms of my facility. I also have 2 large 1600 pound ice makers and 2 fountain beverage stations with 2 carbonators. My drinking water tastes bad and my glasses and flatware look dirty even after they have been cleaned in the dishwasher or by hand. My steamer oven manufacturer technician says I need an Everpure SRX scale inhibitor feeder bowl with a Scale Stick. Can you help? FPS: Yes we can but before we go any further and we sell you the wrong thing based on someone else. Can I ask you a few questions? Have you done a water sample recently to know what is in your water? Client: No, Why? FPS: The Everpure SRX scale inhibitor may not be enough or the right solution to take care of the entire problem you’re having. To know what is causing your problem in your steamer oven, bad smelling and tasting drinking water, high usage amount of detergents, liquid cleaning supplies, fountain beverage syrups, quick clogging ice machine water filters and dirty dishes it would be best to find out what’s in your water. How much water does your facility use? Client: Approximately 150 gallons per hour for 20 hours per day. FPS: What size is your water line to your kitchen and restaurant? Client: 3/4 inch FPS: Does the ¾” water line supply water to the entire facility? Client: Yes, it goes to the bathrooms and deep sinks. I want to make sure we don’t lose any water flow because we use a lot of water. I don’t want to use anything to make us lose water flow. FPS: No problem. Solution: Municipal water test results revealed the grains per gallon of hardness was 21, total dissolved solids were 289, chloride level of 237 and PH was 7.2. The levels of hardness would not have been controlled properly by the scale inhibitor system originally suggested and the issues in the other part of the building would not have been solved. We recommended to the client the Hydrotech Duplex 9×48 alternating tank water softener, a salt brine tank and a metered head which handles 10 gallons per minute flow rate. We also recommend an Everpure Triple 7FC for the beverage stations. Results: We talked to the client just one week after installation and asked how the system and his facility were doing after the installation. He said he did another water test after the system was installed and that the new water test sample reported the PH level was now 7.7, the hardness grains per gallon was now 7.5 down from 21, the chloride level are under 100 and the smell in the drinking water is gone. That was not the only good news. He also reported that the beverage syrup consumption is down and the soap usage has now been reduced by more than half than before. Also, the dishes and glasses are cleaner and shinier. The original problem with the limescale buildup issue in his steamer cooker, coffee machines and ice machine has been eliminated, saving money on downtime and additional service and replacement parts costs. He calculated his savings from this recommendation we gave and the equipment we supplied, he now will be able to save enough money to upgrade his facilities and add more revenue making equipment. Are you having problems with your water filtration or the quality of your water? Please do not hesitate to call us. We are trained professionals dedicated to solving all your water quality issues. Call us at 800-942-7873 or click the link below to ask a question.

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Where Can I Buy Ecolab Water Filters?

Ecolab is well-known for their water filtration solutions used in the food industry. We carry many compatible filters to replace Ecolab water filter cartridges, including the popular Ecolab 9320.

ECOLAB WATER FILTERS & REPLACEMENT FILTER CARTRIDGES CROSS REFERENCE:

EcoLab 9320-1002: FilterPure.com EP5-10 (5 Micron, 10″ x 2.5″, Carbon Block Filter)
EcoLab 9320-1028: FilterPure.com CBC-10 EcoLab 9320-1044: FilterPure.com CBC-10 (0.5 Micron, 10″ x 2.5″, Carbon Block Filter)
EcoLab 9320-1069: FilterPure.com EP5-20 (5 Micron, 20″ x 2.5″, Carbon Block Filter)
EcoLab 9320-1101: FilterPure.com CBC-20 (0.5 Micron, 20″ x 2.5″, Carbon Block Filter)
EcoLab 9320-1135: FilterPure.com P5-10 (5 Micron, 9.75″ x 2-3/8″, Sediment Filter)
EcoLab 9320-1143: FilterPure.com P5-20 (5 Micron, 20″ x 2.5″, Sediment Filter)
EcoLab 9320-1176: FilterPure Pentek WS-10 (9-3/4″ x 2-5/8″, Water Softening Filter)
EcoLab 9320-1184: FilterPure Pentek WS-20 (20″ x 2-5/8″, Water Softening Filter)
EcoLab 9320-1192: FilterPure Pentek  KDF/GAC 10 (9-7/8″ x 2-1/2″, KDF/GAC Water Filter)
EcoLab 9320-1200: FilterPure Pentek KDF/GAC 10 (9-7/8″ x 2-1/2″,  KDF/GAC Water Filter)
EcoLab 9320-1382: FilterPure.com Inline Coconut    (2″ X 10″, 1/4″ FPT, Coconut GAC)
EcoLab 9320-2401: FilterPure.com Everpure MC-2 Water Filter EV9612-56 (20.75”H x 3.25”, Replacement Filter For Fountain and Combination Applications)
EcoLab 9320-2402: FilterPure.com Everpure Insurice I2000-2 EcoLab 9320-2403: FilterPure.com Everpure Insurice I2000-2 (20.75”H x 3.25”, Replacement Ice Filter)
EcoLab 9320-2405: FilterPure.com Everpure 7CB5 EV9618-11 (20.75”H x 3.25” Carbon Block Filter)
EcoLab 9320-2411: FilterPure.com Everpure 7CB5-S EV9618-21 (20.75”H x 3.25” Carbon Block Filter)
EcoLab ECO-MC: : FilterPure.com Everpure MC-2 Water Filter EV9612-56 (20.75”H x 3.25”, Replacement Filter For Fountain and Combination Applications)

Want to know more about how you can save money on Ecolab water filter replacements? Ask us below or call our team at 1-800-942-7873.

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McDonald's Battles to be Breakfast Champs

McDonald’s really wants you to drink its coffee! The fast-food giant is battling against Starbucks, Taco Bell and Dunkin’ Donuts to capture a greater share of the breakfast market.  But can the burger chain reinvent the wheel when it comes to coffee? And can the public embrace coffee from a place that serves McNuggets?

As the breakfast wars wage on, McDonald’s has introduced a slew of new coffee products- from specialty spiced beverages and bagged beans. But with many of their flavored beverages coming in over 400 calories, the coffee offerings are about as healthy as a Big Mac.

Here are five ways McDonald’s is ramping up their coffee game:

  • 1. Free coffee, again.

    In April of this year, McDonald’s offered free cups of coffee during breakfast hours for two weeks. Now that it’s fall, the chain is renewing their complimentary coffee offer, which is from Sept. 16-29. 

  • 2. McCafe to hit grocery store shelves.

    Like Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts, McDonald’s has decided to expand its coffee offerings to the home brewer. Next year, fans of McCafe will be able to buy the burger chain’s signature roasts in grocery stores. According to the LA Times, McDonald’s will offering several roasts including breakfast blend, decaf, and French in 12-ounce bags and ready-to-brew pods. 
  • 3. Jumping on the Pumpkin Spice bandwagon.

    Pumpkin spice flavor is everywhere. But McDonald’s only began offering the fall favorite to it’s menu last year. But apparently, it won’t be available at every location so Starbucks will likely stay on top of the #PSL battle. 

  • 4. Expanding pastry offerings.

    What makes good coffee even better? How about something sweet on the side. Last year, Starbucks acquired La Boulange bakery in an effort to boost premium snacks and pastries. This year, McDonald’s began testing mini bundt cakes in select Florida markets. The little cakes come in three varieties: classic cinnamon coffee cake, lemon and double chocolate.
  • 5. Amped up fruity drinks.

    Fresh, flavorful…and healthy? McDonald’s has tried to capture the non-coffee cafe crowd with a range of fruit smoothies and fruit iced teas.  This is similar to Starbucks Shaken line.

So with McDonald’s, along with several other fast food chains, battling to be first in the breakfast market, the first concern is usually the water quality. Remember, 98% of most breakfast drinks (teas and coffees) are water. So if you’re looking to perfect you coffee and lattes, give us a call. We know exactly where to start. 800-942-7873
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The Unfiltered Truth

The truth is, Filter Pure and Pentair/Everpure have filtration solutions that give you more than just great-tasting water. Our filtration systems also extend the life of your water-using equipment. We can show you how custom-configured filtration can add years of service to those expensive foodservice systems. Equipment damage is just one of the unfiltered truths that is costing you money. Your combi-oven or ice machine might look nice and shiny and well kept on the outside, but take a look inside. You might be surprised at what you find. For instance:   • Limescale – this winter wonderland of calcium will buildup on heating elements and boilers, slowly choking the life of your combi-oven.

• Corrosion – water contaminants show no mercy when they attack metal, nylon and rubber components. Kiss your shiny ice machine goodbye.

• Particulates – these little soldier of sediment and debris might be small, but when they join forces their only mission is to clog system lines and tubing. 

The taste and quality of your water is important to us, but we know the damage that unfiltered (or poorly filtered) water can cause on your water-using equipment. Don’t let limescale, corrosion, or particulates break you down. Let us break THEM down with our water filtration systems. Let us know how we can help. Call us at 800-942-7873.

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Where can I buy Nucalgon, Nu-Plus Water Filters?

Did you know that Nucalgon water filters  ARE Everpure water filters? They are the exact same water filter that you know and trust, just with a different label. Nucalgon has focused its attention on the best sellers for their distribution channel. For example, the Nu-i2000 and Nu-i4000 are the Everpure i2000 (EV9612-22) and the Everpure i4000 (EV9612-32) Insurice filters. They have also relabeled the number one selling water filter in the world, the Everpure MC2 ( EV9612-56), the Nu-MC2. Below is an easy cross reference of currently offered Nu-plus filters:

 

Nucalgon

 

Everpure

Nu-Plus

Model Number

Everpure

Model Number

nu-i2000²

4621-10

i2000²

EV9612-22

nu-i4000²

4621-21

i4000²

EV9612-32

nu-MC²

4321-20

MC²

EV9612-56

nu-XC²

4621-21

XC²

EV9613-10

nu-7CB5-S

4621-30

7CB5-S

EV9618-21

EC110

4621-41

EC110

EV9534-12

EC210

4621-43

EC210

EV9534-26

QC71 Single Head

4621-01

QC71 Single Head

EV9272-41

QC71 Twin Manifold

4621-02

QC71 Twin Manifold

EV9272-22

QC71 Triple Manifold

4621-03

QC71 Triple Manifold

EV9272-23

QC71 Quad Manifold

4621-04

QC71 Quad Manifold

EV9336-11

10 Inch Course Prefilter

4621-42

10 Inch Course Prefilter

EV9795-80

20 Inch Course Prefilter

4621-44

20 Inch Course Prefilter

EV9795-90

Scale Inhibitor Feeder

4621-05

Scale Inhibitor Feeder

EV9798-45

IMF-10

4621-14

SS-IMF Cartridge

EV9799-02

CUS

4622-10

EFS8002-S

EV9781-12

CU

4622-20

EFS800

EV9781-10

For more info on Nucalgon Nu-Plus water filters call us at 800-942-7873 or click the link below to ask us a question.