View Full Version : Low output in cold weather

01/06/2009, 09:22 AM
My RO/DI system is plumbed into the copper plumbing that runs overhead in my basement. During the winter, the systems output can barely keep up with my demand because it is so cold. Do you sell anything that I could wrap around the copper plumbing to warm up the water before it enters my RO/DI unit? Thank-you.

01/06/2009, 12:35 PM
I have the same issue in my area (both low pressure and cold). A booster pump from Russ took mine to a whole new level.

Buckeye Hydro
01/06/2009, 05:24 PM
You can use the calculator on our website to see what the effects of temperature and pressure are on permeate production - you are right - cold temps will really slow down production.

I've not seen a practical/economical way to raise the water temperature for this purpose - so a way to address it (as mentioned above) is to jack up the pressure. The booster pumps make a huge difference. Check your production using the calculator with 90 psi for instance.