Commercial water filtration systems are a critical component of foodservice operations. Coffee and tea are 98% water. Fountain beverages are 83% water. Ice is 100% water. And combi ovens and steamers need water to work. Following manufacturer instructions for regularly replacing water filter cartridges helps ensure the quality and taste of food and drink and the performance and longevity of water-using equipment. To get the most out of your foodservice water filtration system, choose Pentair Everpure replacement cartridges
The Pentair System Start-Up Tool Kit provides access to information about the importance of cartridge replacement, how to re-start systems and recommendations of additional Everpure disinfection products.
Everpure filters remove dirt and particles to an extremely fine degree. As an example, an MC(2) cartridge filters down to 0.05 microns, or 1/50,000th of an inch. Over time, the flow rate of this cartridge will slow down and eventually stop. It is of paramount importance to change filters before that flow rate becomes too low for your foodservice equipment, thus depriving it of water. We strongly recommend changing your fine filters when the pressure drops below 10 psi, for two consecutive cycles. This is why it is so important to have a pressure gauge on your filter head or manifold.
Genuine Everpure cartridges are the only way to keep your foodservice water filter system running properly and uphold its certifications. When it’s time to replace the cartridge in your system, it’s easy to find the Everpure cartridge you need. You’ll find many of Pentair’s best-selling systems and replacement cartridges in our Quick Reference Guide.
The frequency of filter change depends on three variables:
For example, if there is a lot of sediment in your water, then you will have to change your filters more frequently than a location with little to no sediment. If you operate more than one location, no two locations will experience the same filter life.
Be sure to replace your filters on a regularly scheduled basis, or when you notice a drop in flow rate or an unusual taste in the water.
Check the pressure gauge when water is flowing. We recommend changing filters when the pressure drops for two consecutive cycles below 20 psi. If the pressure gauge needle falls into the red zone, it’s critical to replace your cartridges.
When it’s time to replace your cartridges, write the date you’re replacing them right on the new cartridges. As a starting point, schedule your next change in 6 months. Using the guidelines that we have provided for monitoring the effluent pressure, tweak the cycle. You may get more than 6 months. If you do not, please connect with us so we can recommend higher capacity cartridges. Our goal is that you always get a minimum of 6 months life.