The taste of water no longer has to be compromised. Xylem, a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, launched Filtration by Flojet at the 2014 National Restaurant Association show. The system uses integrated membrane pre-activated carbon technology to improve water taste and appearance, better protects dispense equipment, and mitigates health concerns in foodservice applications.

Filtration by Flojet removes chlorine and chloramine odor and taste from municipal water by leveraging carbon block technology, proven to have more than four times the capacity to remove unwanted water characteristics as competitive pre-coat filters. Carbon block enables users to activate the filtration cartridge almost immediately, eliminating the flush out process associated with carbon powder units, improving water use efficiency, and reducing dispensing downtime.

“Filtration by Flojet enables our customers to provide consistent quality beverages, while decreasing costly unscheduled service calls and lost productivity associated with corrosion and abrasion from sediment,” says Dave Allen, product group manager, Xylem’s Applied Water Systems business unit. “Beverage dispense operators are looking for complete control over their product, and this filtration system is a cost-effective, long-term, cartridge-based solution.”

In addition to the cartridge, the system includes a high flow head, built to service flow rates of up to five gallons per minute with minimal pressure loss, ensuring the device delivers results. The unit’s enhanced pleated membrane has six times the surface area of competing pre-coat products, enabling high volumes of water to quickly pass through the component, keeping dispensing operations moving on schedule. Filtration by Flojet is also scalable, adapting as customer operations grow and simplifying cartridge upgrades.

Available in single, double, or triple action sizes, the system can be adjusted for use in post-mix beverage, hot beverage, and ice-making applications. Retrofit cartridges are available to improve performance and provide the best cost per gallon in other widely used system configurations. Filtration by Flojet is compliant with NSF-42, the Federal Drug Administration and the Code of Federal Regulations Title 21.

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