IPC Eagle HydroTube vs EZ Pure
05-02-2011, 08:46 PM (This post was last modified: 05-04-2011 10:40 PM by Jenny.)
IPC Eagle HydroTube vs EZ Pure
Lets talk facts.
RO Membranes: The following information is based on industry standards for feed water pressure and temperature. Both systems utilize the same 99% rejection rate membrane material.
1 - 4 x 40 membrane is rated at 3000 gallons per day.
1 - 4 x 21 membrane is rated at 1100 gallons per day. Times 2 yields a production rate of 2200 gallons per day.
The reason for this is that the membrane material inside the 4 x 21 actually measures at 17 inches length.
A single 4 x 40 membrane will always out perform twin 4 x 21 membranes by approximately 26%.
HydroTube Carbon Block/Sediment cartridge:
Weight: 7 ounces
Use life: 2500 gallons of feed water, about 38 - 40 hours of operation.
EZ Pure: Carbon/sediment in a disposable pressure vessel
Weight: 12 lbs. (dry) estimated. (the wed site spec is wrong at 55 lbs.)
Use life:?????? unpublished
Deionizing Resin post filter:
Resin Cartridge weight: 2 lbs.
Use life: 35 - 40 hours of operation
Disposable pressure vessel weight: 15 lbs? estimated.
Note: The life of the DI resin in both systems is directly related to the TDS level, temperature and pressure of the feed water supplied to the system. We can supply an answer in total gallons based on a set of specific conditions but the next time the units is setup, the conditions change. So supplying an estimated range of operational time is more realistic to the end user.
HydroTube: The volume of the resin cartridge has been designed to approximately match the life of the carbon block/sediment cartridge. That is why they are sold in sets. Each box contains 2 complete sets.
EZ Pure: Unknown (unpublished) volume, so unknown life expectancy too
Dry: 27 lbs.
Wet: 36 lbs.
Dry: 45 lbs.
Wet: 55 lbs.
Transport wheels: Yes
Handle (steel) with Foam cushion grips: Yes
Wastewater hose: 6ft long Industrial woven lined rubber with brass GH fittings.
Pure Water hose: 50 ft easy flex Microbore with brass GH fittings.
Onboard TDS monitor: Yes
Electric Boost pump module: Accessory item, integrated mounting, TEFC induction motor, overload protected, waterproof switch and 35ft GFCI cord. Provides a full 50 psi boost to supply water pressure. Gets the pure water as high as you need and 2 pole operation in most conditions.
Transport Wheels: NO. But there was a steel pressure washer cart offered in another post as an accessory. Wt:20lbs? Cost: $150?
Handle: Nylon strap
Wastewater hose: Plastic tube
Pure Water Hose: Not included, add on item.
Electric boost pump module: No.
Summary: The design target for the Hydrotube was to provide a full perfomance system for the entry level/intermittent user, with low cost as a main driving factor. The goal was obtained without sacrificing the durability, performance and value that IPC Eagle products have always been known for. Professionally engineered and designed products for professional window cleaners.
Please submit any questions you may have about the IPC Eagle HydroTube system or call JRC's fabulous customer service people. We will get you the answers so you can make an educated decision about your purchase.
Product Development Engineer
IPC Eagle Corp.
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