Why is filtration important on an Ice Machine?
An ice machine takes a raw material and manufacturers a consumable product. The quality of the product depends on the quality of the water supplied to the unit.
Not only will a filter provide good water quality, it will also prevent the buildup of sediment and scale within the machine. Scale buildup will restrict water flow and reduce heat transfer in an ice machine. This buildup will affect unit efficiency and usually causes service concerns.
With a water filtration manifold, incoming water undergoes reverse osmosis to remove small particles of contaminants as it flows through the filter. Once the water has been filtered, it then passes into the machine to create ice. With a manifold in place, only the filter needs to be changed between 6-12 months depending on water quality and machine production.
Filtered water prevents the build up of scale, iron, and calcium on the inside of the machine. This build up can cause:
Filtered water keeps the ice looking crystal clear and tasting fresh.