US Water's new line of high efficiency water conditioning systems utilizes the Vortech™ tank, a revolutionary new distribution technology. The new high flow smart tank design maximizes the US WATER high efficiency valve technology by eliminating the need for gravel under bedding, providing a more effective and efficient back wash cycle, while reducing shipping and material costs.
Features & Benefits:
Up to 30% less backwash flow rate is required.
High flow design maximizes today’s high efficiency valve technology.
Permanent attachment of dip tube to distributor, so when servicing a valve, distributor stays in place, no more re-bedding.
Vortech distributor plate is designed for over 6,500 lbs load capacity.
Elimination of gravel, save on net cost and unit weight, for shipping.
Universal plate for use in filtration and softening applications.
Self-cleaning nozzle design.
Increase in softening capacity, due to improved flow through media.
No channeling of media, providing a cleaner more efficient system.
Optional secondary distributor plate for dual media systems without additional tanks, valves or efficiency reducing media migration.*
Environmentally friendly, reduction in required backwash times due to improved bed lift at lower flow rates.
Vortech™ is the latest, most innovative, and most efficient bottom distribution system.
Introducing Vortech™ Distribution Systems
Designed with conservation in mind, Vortech™ water softeners and filters feature high performance media, state of the art control valve technology and the new Vortech™ distribution system for greater efficiency.
In order to regain a softener’s or filter’s ability to remove contaminants its control valve must be able to go into a backwash cycle to effectively “clean” the media before it can be regenerated. Traditional systems produce large amounts of waste water during the backwash process and consume a high volume of salt used to condition the water. Vortech™ water softeners and filters reduce backwash water and frequency by 30% and reduce salt consumption, reducing the impact on the environment.
Vortech™ distribution systems utilize a more efficient distributor plate design to reduce backwash and improve system efficiency compared to traditional cone & gravel systems. This unique design provides greater "lift" and "action" throughout the entire width of the mineral tank during a backwash cycle, whereas traditional cone and gravel systems channel up through the media causing areas of very limited movement. In addition, because Vortech™ does not utilize gravel, it costs less to ship due to its lighter weight.
Cones (basket) have a limited surface area reducing flow capacity
Gravel adds additional shipping costs
Riser tube and basket is held only in place by the media making routine maintenance difficult when the valve is removed from the mineral tank
Backwash water creates channels through the gravel concentrating flow through limited areas of the media
Water channeling creates dead spots around the edge of the mineral tank reducing the effectiveness of the backwash cycle
Areas within the media bed are not suitably rinsed and lose the capacity to remove the contaminants with every cycle
Higher flow rates are required to effectively lift media
High flow design maximizes today’s high efficiency control valve technology
Environmentally friendly, reduces backwash requirement by up to 30%
No channeling of media, providing a cleaner more efficient system
Elimination of gravel saves on net cost and unit weight, for shipping
Permanent attachment of the dip tube makes servicing the control valve easy by keeping the distributor in place, no more re-bedding
Distributor plate is designed for over 6,500 lbs. load capacity
Highly efficient softening regeneration reduces annual salt consumption
This video demonstrates the ability of the Vortec tank to effectively lift the resin bed each and every time the system regenerates.