Water Treatment Fundamentals

Water Treatment Fundamentals – Part 17

Water Treatment Fundamentals – Part 17



Speaker 1:                           00:00

Continuously until somebody comes and fixes it, right? Piece of gravel gets stuck in the water softener, piston goes to operate, gets jammed, can’t go anywhere. Well, that drains open so it’s gonna be flowing water.

Speaker 2:                           00:12

So you need to come and take a look. Well

Speaker 1:                           00:15

cycled and nobody’s come and take a look at it. There’s another thing we can do. So I’m going to put this optical back

Speaker 2:                           00:20

that happened.

Speaker 1:                           00:21

The first thing you can do, so I’m going to cycle this. I’m to score this away. I’m doing a full cycle right now and all I did was I hit the recycle button.

Speaker 3:                           00:38


Speaker 1:                           00:38

I initiated now. And then I just didn’t step it through this. Is

Speaker 3:                           00:45


Speaker 1:                           00:45

just the time that it took to do, that’s going to be a big selling point in comparison to a lot of valves that taking minutes and minutes and minutes, a cycle that on its own is gonna be a huge benefit. Um, a couple of things. I can put it into vacation mode. Okay. Now, vacation mode, that’s a, it is a suitcase with a little palm tree down here, but I put it into vacation mode. Dov Won’t move, valve will not move. I can’t even cycle it right now. Won’t move until it comes out of vacation mode. It’s going to come out of vacation mode two different ways. Either a homeowner comes home, hits the vacation mode button again, takes it out or because nobody’s going to remember to do that. If the homeowner uses 150 gallons of water or the business or whatever, as soon as they use 150 gallons of water, it comes on so and when it comes out of vacation mode, it sets itself up to regenerate that night, a month later, a year later, two days later, whatever it is.

Speaker 1:                           01:40

When it comes out of vacation mode, it regenerates automatically that night, so that’s one way of preventing it from cycling, right? Because anytime the bowel gets stuck, it’s because it’s when homer just walked out the door going on vacation, two weeks going to be away from home, guaranteed. That’s when it. That’s when that piece of gravel is going to get locked in. That’s when everything’s going to get jammed up. That’s just the way it happens. I’m just like, anytime, some thing in the plumbing gives way and pipes or something, it’s always just after they did the whole new wood floor and everything and that’s that. That’s how it happens. That’s just the way it works. So that’s one way you can stop that. The catastrophic thing from him or there is also in the settings and I’m going a little bit, I’m getting a little bit crazy here. Um,

Speaker 1:                           02:31

I can also, there’s relays, so there’s a, there’s programmable relies on the board that I can initiate a switch closure. I can use those relays to initiate a solenoid valve to shut down to. So what if you did your continuous flow error and you said, okay, if it flows like point three gallons per minute for eight hours, I want to bring up an alarm. Something’s happening. I can also program this relay to do a closure when it sees an alarm condition and then have that hooked up to a valve on the water to shut the water down to something you can do now. That’s when I talk about stuff like that. I do classes for these controllers and I talked about stuff like that. I’ve been out in the field for 13 years or whatever it is. I have yet to see a system out in the field that’s been hooked up to any of these programmable realize dealers talk about it.

Speaker 1:                           03:26

They talk about, oh, that’s cool. That sounds like I, I could really use. And then the ox relay is. It’s a switch. All the relay is, is it’s a solenoid switch that flips a switch. Oh, is normally open, which is the off position. There is no connection to it or there’s normally closed. So it switches that armature. Right. What does that mean? Okay, so if I bring in power on one arm, I’ve got, this is 110 volts and then I’ve got an out here that goes to something and then out here that goes to something. Well, this down here is isn’t going to be turned on until it flips, so that’s what it’s doing. I can either hold power on something and break it or I can turn something on when I turn it on. Right. Does that. I think what if I wanted to make this system regenerate?

Speaker 1:                           04:10

What if I wanted to do a closure to sell this system? You need to regenerate now. Yeah, you could do that because you have that closure. You could provide a loop and just close that and use this board. There’s a programmable. There’s also a program that will input output block where when it sees a switch closure, it will either initiate or regeneration or lock it out so you could tell if I’ve had this system sitting here just kind of on its own Doo Doo Doo doo minding its own business. I could have another system send a signal over to tell it when the backwash, whenever I want it to. It doesn’t have to be. These are dry contacts, so you bring in the power that you want to turn a solenoid on with. They work off of, I believe it’s like a five dc bold, someone on board, but if you want to turn on the external solenoid, you just bring in the power that whatever it is, 24 volt, 12 volt, whatever it is, bring it in and then run the line up to what you want to turn on or off. So you have.


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