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Pelican Iron/Manganese Filter and Salt Free Softener
Pelican Iron/Manganese Filter & Salt Free Softener

1-3 Bathrooms
Pelican Model:
WF6
Warranty:
Limited Lifetime
Suggested Retail Price:
$8,363.00
SALE PRICE:
$4,399.00*
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4-6 Bathrooms
Pelican Model:
WF10
Warranty:
Limited Lifetime
Suggested Retail Price:
$10,257.00
SALE PRICE:
$4,899.00*
* 52% FACTORY-DIRECT SAVINGS


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Does your water have you seeing red? Pelican has the solution!

The Pelican WF6/WF10 Iron Series utilizes the latest technology designed to give you quality iron free water with the least amount of maintenance. Using the most advanced non-electric dosing system available, the Pelican Iron Series delivers performance beyond the competition. The Pelican WF Iron Series offers 5 stages of water treatment including filtration and salt-free hard water treatment. This is the only system you will ever need for your iron and manganese removal needs.

Benefits of the Pelican Iron System back to top
  • Iron in water90-Day Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Iron removal up to 10 PPM
  • Non-Electric Self-Priming Chemical Pump
  • No more stains on sidewalks, driveways or houses
  • System comes complete and ready to install
  • Safe for use with septic systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty on tank and parts
  • 5 Year Warranty on the solid state microprocessor (head unit)
How it works back to top

The WF6/WF10 Iron Series utilizes a 5 step system to oxidize and remove the iron from the water, clean up taste and order, and soften your water to make it the best water you could have.
Whole House Iron Systems

Stage 1 - Pelican Sediment Filter
All Pelican Carbon Series Premium Whole House Water Filters come with a 5 micron pre-filter system that helps protect your new filter system and your home appliances from the damaging effects of sediment (dirt & debris) build up. The sediment in city or well water can clog faucets, damage appliances and even change the taste of your drinking water. The pre-filter system filters down to 20 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair or 5 microns in size. Learn More.



Stage 2 - Pelican Chlorination System - Performance beyond the competition!
Installed directly in the water supply line, the injector operates without electricity, using water pressure as the power source. The water drives the injector, which pulls the required percentage of concentrate directly from the chemical solution tank. Inside the patented mixing chamber, the concentrate is mixed with the water, and the water pressure forces the mixed solution downstream. The amount of concentrate will be directly proportional to the volume of fluid entering the injector, regardless of variations in flow or pressure.




Stage 3 - Greensand Plus Iron Removal
Stage 3 traps the iron with a filter media and gravel under bed then flushes it out with the backwash system. This Improved version of greensand improves its reduction of iron and manganese. The Greensand-Plus filter provides an excellent long-term, relatively low-maintenance solution. GreensandPlus has received the WQA Gold Seal Certification for compliance with NSF/ANSI 61.

Stage 4 - Carbon Filtration
The premium carbon filtration system is designed/developed to significantly reduce chlorine, chloramines, sediment and/or particulate matter, tastes, and odors that may be present in your water. This deluxe, high-capacity, virtually maintenance-free system is easily installed in any home and has a 600,000.1,000,000 gal/5-year Performance Guarantee, the best value on any whole house water filtration system in America!

Stage 5 - Salt-Free Water Softening

The NaturSoft system prevents the hardness minerals in your water from forming hard water scale in your plumbing, preventing the clogging of shower heads, faucets and loss of water pressure. The Pelican NaturSoft system also actively removes any existing hard water scale formation in pipes and water heaters.

The Pelican NaturSoft system utilizes a commercial grade media granule, offering you superior performance and unlimited lifespan. Over the years Pelican Natursoft systems have been installed in thousands of residential and commercial applications with some larger commercial systems having used in excess of 250 million gallons without needing replacement. That is performance unmatched on the market today!




FREE Lemi Shine Rinse

The finishing touch for sparkling dishes and glassware. Final rinse agent for all dishes and glassware Spot-free rinse formula Helps remove spotting and haze on dishes.

 

Iron in waterOther great benefits include:
  • Naturally softened water without salt
  • Prevents/removes hard water scale from plumbing and appliances
  • Allows soaps and detergents to work more effectively
  • Sized to prevent pressure loss
  • Conditioned water without the slippery feel
  • Safe for pets, lawns, gardens, pools, spas

 

Tired of stained toilets and unsightly house stains? We have the answer to your problem!


Recommendations back to top

We always recommend a full water report for all well systems. Water Tests


Disclaimer: The information on this website has not been reviewed by the FDA. Products offered for sale herein are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease or health condition. No medical claims are being made or implied.

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Pelican Customer Reviews: Iron Series

  Real customer review from verified purchase - Non-compensated feedback.

Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Jun 03,2014
 
a very happy pelican owner

my water filtration system was installed in sept. of 2013 by a very experienced plumber.He had never put one of these together before but with his vast plumbing experience and a well put-together manual he was able to do an excellent job.At first I was intimidated by it but after a short time ,I figured it out.In may of 2014 I changed the pre-filter and kit "A".I had some small problems with the procedure but with the help of your customer service I had no problem after.I'm very happy.. THANK YOU

- robert foster
danville,n.h.
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
May 09,2014
 
Iron free

They designed a system just for my water that had an unheard of 14.75 ppm. I did alot of research before picking Pelican and I have had the best service and products. You know you live in the sticks when the neighbors would rather see your filtration system than your new home. One of my neighbors have already purchased a whole home system and I have another neighbor fixing to do the same thing. Great price and even better customer service. Thanks Steve!

- Jill Goldsberry
Greenwood, LA
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Apr 01,2014
 
Great Product

This product has performed beyond expectations. The iron has disappeared from my drinking water and the toilets are free from the ugly iron stains. The service is excellent; infact they helped me install the complete system and I had no prior experience. Great company to deal with and they shipped this product ASAP.

- Pierre Boucharde
Vail AZ
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Mar 28,2014
 
great water at last

for years I bought salt; carried it down to the basement; tasted it in my drinking water, saw my shower heads clog, ugh, purchased a pelican system with a whole house filter, and chlorinator wow what a difference. my water taste so great!!! oh did I mention my water source is a 400 foot deep well in the mtns. It's crystal clear. installed it myself with the help of my brother. pelican was recommended to me by my brother in-law from Sanantonio, Texas and now I recommend it to everyone as well.

- RICK SONIA
Purlear, nc
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Mar 28,2014
 
GREAT PRODUCT

EVERYTHING WENT REAL WELL,THE PRODUCT WAS EASY TO INSTALL AND WORKS GREAT.

- ALVIN WOODS
DUCK
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Mar 12,2014
 
Curtis Wall

I have enjoyed my Pelican complete water system. It is simple to maintain and cost efficient and provides my family with great pure water. The customer service (Mark) has been so helpful and knowledgeable with my water system.

- Curtis Wall
Cherry Log, GA
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Dec 04,2013
 
whole house iron and manganese filtration system.

I installed the complete system myself. With the help from customer service that I received it was a piece of cake. The water system does all that was promised.

- TIM HUGHES
ANGLE INLET, MN
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Oct 29,2013
 
clear water

Steve put together a system just for my needs and I had 14.7 ppm of iron and most systems will not handle more than 10 ppm. My neighbors all said I would never have ice in my ice maker because the water is so bad out there. Folks I have ice and my water went from rusty orange to beautiful clear water. One of the best things about Pelican is you can talk to a person not a machine unless it is after hours and they work very hard to get you answers.

- Jill Goldsberry
Greenwood
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Aug 05,2013
 
good people

very good system, our water is crystal clear. easy system to install as well. call them today!

- Tim
Mount Shasta CA
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Jun 20,2013
 
Great

This product has worked great for us since we purchased and the ease of working with this company was great

- MICHAEL
NORTHFIELD NH
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
May 29,2013
 
Pelican system

We installed your system last year at our second home and the system is incredible! Everytime we come back it is easy to start and our water is great! Thank you.

- Sandra Grondin
SPRINGFIELD, NJ
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
May 22,2013
 
Happy Customer

After suffering from horrible water pressure and stained toilets and dirty water, a plumber recommended a water softening system due to all of the iron in our well. Pelican was referred to us, and after speaking with customer service we ended up spending more money that originally planned and instead purchased the iron filtration system. I am happy with my purchase as the customer service rep was so knowledgeable and wasn't high pressure at all. He clearly explained in great detail what would be the best system for my money, taking into account that I didn't just want a band aid on the problem, and that I have a young baby that I am bathing in my water. I feel very confident in my investment, and our system is working beautifully. In regards to installation, the support and clear instructions made what seemed to be an overwhelming task a breeze.

- Adrienne Stoudenmire
Wendell, NC
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Mar 26,2013
 
Iron & Manganese Filter

With a good plumber the filter went in very well and it has been working well for about a week now. It seems to be removing the iron and manganese from our water. Whenever I had a question, Steve Engel quickly returned my call and answered my questions satisfactorily. The product also arrived when they said it would. Overall, very pleased.

- John Sands
Byron, NY
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Dec 26,2012
 
Amazing

This product has changed our lives! Water tastes amazing,we no longer have to worry about our shower,toilet and dishwasher staining. Our clothes are softer and we have peace of mind knowing were drinking the best water available. Mark Huges and the pelican water systems team has been there every step of the way. Thanks again guys! Derrick

- Derrick
Dalton,OH
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Oct 26,2012
 
Homeowner

I installed my Pelican Whole House WF4 water system July 2011. I have been more than satisfied with this water system. It is simple to maintain with only adding Bleach and water to the reserve tank about once a month and changing the filter about every six months. The water quality has exceeded my expectations with taste and clarity. We never need to clean the toilets with chemicals as this water system leaves no stains, therefore we save on cleaning chemicals and efforts to keep them clean. Mark Hughes with customer service has always been very courteous and professional with any questions I have had. He is very knowledgeable of the Pelican water systems. I would highly recommend the Pelican Water system to anyone needing a water filter system for their home.

- Curtis Wall
Cherry Log, GA
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Aug 02,2012
 
GREAT SYSTEM

WE ARE REALLY HAPPY WITH THE PELICAN TREATMENT SYSTEM WE PURCHASED. THE IRON AND MAGANESE ARE GONE AND THE WATER TASTES GREAT. NO MORE CHLORINE AND FLUORIDE IN OUR WATER. THE WATER EVEN TASTES GREAT AFTER BEING IN MY WATER BOTTLE SEVERAL DAYS LATER. TRY THAT WITH STORE BOTTLED WATER. THE SUPPORT PERSONNEL ARE GREAT TOO. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND PELICAN WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS

- CRAIG SCHWARTZ
DURANGO, CO
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Apr 03,2012
 
Mark

Thank you Mark for again being so kind and helpful in assisting me in checking the settings on my Pelican filter system. You are an asset to your company. I have had this water system for almost a year and I am very please with with the water and the ease of maintaining. Thank you recommending it to me. Curtis Wall

- Curtis Wall
Cherry Log, Ga
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Feb 22,2012
 
Rust Free for 1 year

The Pelican water treatment system is amazing!The Iron in my water was off the charts and my ph level was off far enough to be considered dangerous! My service rep Mark directed me to purchase exactly what I needed and nothing more. While the other guys were saying I needed a water softner, Mark suggested removing the Iron and adjusting the Ph levels. Turned out he was right my water was naturally soft. No more salt bags. Its pretty cool when my family from the city prefers my tap water to their city water!

- Derrick
Dalton,OH
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Aug 29,2011
 
So far so good!

Have recently ordered W4 system for my home. It should be delivered in the next week or so. Just wanted to say that my experience with Pelican Water so far has been exceptional. Their customer service was great. Mark was on the phone with me for a while going over water test and explaining what system I would need and why. He answered any questions that I had and since I am going to install the system myself, he went above and beyond to go over diagrams of how to install it. He also gave me his direct # and told me that if I had any problems when I started the installation to call him and he would help me with anything I needed. Looking forward to it's arrival.

- Melodie McGregor
Manvel, Texas
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Aug 24,2011
 
Homeowner

I completed the installalition of my Iron Series WF4 Whole House Water Filter yesterday (8/23/11) I had question concerning the settings and startup of the system and contacted your Customer Service Specialist Mark Hughs. Mark was extremely helpful and knowledgeable on the system and expertly guided me through each step. Mark is an asset to your company and I appreciate his patience and kindness. Curtis Wall

- Curtis Wall
Cherry Log, GA
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Aug 24,2011
 
Great service

2007 I started looking into whole house water filters and I was interested in no salt filters.I purchased the two filter system and love it but the tech support is where they lead the industry. They are always prompt and helpful.I just moved to anew home and I brought system with me and added the iron filter.product great , service great

- Karl
Aransas pass tx
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Aug 11,2011
 
Great Customer Service

I would like to mention Richard in the Sales Dept We recently discovered that our system hadn't been hooked up properly and wasn't properly removing the iron from our water, Richard was so patient and walked me through the testing and installation of new parts, Richard needs a raise. He is one patient fellow

- Michelle DeFord
Sumpter, Oregon
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Aug 08,2011
 
Owner

The system has only been in for about 3 weeks. The water quality is so much better. Frank has been fantastic every step of the way. He took all the time I needed to pick the right system and to explain how it works and what to expect to maintain it. He has promptly returned my calls, which I appreciate. In a recent call regarding 2 operational questions, he was able to answer and direct me step by step. Fabulous customer service. Thank you.

- Myra Lawson
Wadmalaw Island, SC
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Dec 31,2010
 
Immediate Difference..

I purchased the WF4 iron and manganese filter last month and it was installed 11/15/10. I was immediately able to taste the difference in the water, which is now delicious! And now my clothes won't have yellow stains on them. My handiman, who was trained by his plumber father, installed the system with little difficulty. The system takes up a lot of wall space, but it's definitely worth it. Do allow for the extra space when planning the filter's location in your garage or elsewhere.

- Leanna
Franklin, North Carolina
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Nov 12,2010
 
Pelican Iron System

Hi Richard, I have just returned from vacation. It is a pleasure to return to crystal clear water. This is the best water system I have ever had in 14 Years here. It was a large investment having a new well drilled and the pelican water treatment installed; but it seems to be worth every dollar. We can now drink the tap water and the coffee's taste is noticeably better. My entire system is working great. You have been exceptionally helpful during both the design and installation phases. I have been a dentist for 20 years; your customer service is one of the best I have ever dealt with. Hope you enjoy the holiday season. Talk to you again soon, Bye.

- Eugene Spacey
Johns Island, South Carolina
Verified Reviews By Pelican Water
Jan 16,2010
 
Perfect Solution

We had horrific water .It was hard(we thought) loaded with iron and other undesirable minerals. We contacted Richie at Water Filter USA and explained our problem. From that point on everything was handled professionally. They explained that to solve our problem we had to get our water professionally tested.They set this up with an independent lab. Our results came back(to them and us)and showed we did not have HARD WATER but we did have a tremendous amount of iron and manganese in our water. Richie recommended the Pelican WF8 water system that removes Iron and Maganese. We installed the system on December 13,2010 and can not be more satisfied. The difference in the quality of our water is unbelievable, no more rust stains, the soap and salt residue rinses off in the shower. AND I DON'T HAVE TO KEEP ADDING THOSE 40LB. BAGS OF SALT EVERY FEW WEEKS. Gene Lollo Trenton NJ

- Gene Lollo
Trenton, NJ

Video Page

We invite you to watch the videos below to learn more about your water and how you can benefit from installing a Premium Pelican System in your own home. Pelican Water is the leader in premium whole house water filtration and salt-free systems. In this day and age it now more important than ever to filter your water, protect your pipes and appliances from the negative effects of hard water.


Premium Whole House Water Filters / Softener Combo
Play Video
Is your water Safe?

Learn about the problems we are facing today with our limited drinking water supply. Also learn about the Pelican solution for your family. Learn how chlorine and chloramines are absorbed through your skin and into your foods, including how to remove them from your water. Water is one of our most valuable resources and its time to start treating that way.

 

Premium Whole House Water Filters / Softener Combo
Play Video
Salt Water Softeners and Reverse Osmosis

Learn about the affects of salt-based water softeners and how they work. Also learn about Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems and how they work. Many people who have a salt or potassium-based water softener do not realize the damaging effects it can have on our planet and our bodies over a period of time.

 

Premium Whole House Water Filters / Softener Combo
Play Video
Safeguarding your water

Learn about the benefits and advantages of owning the Pelican Combo Series. The EPA says it is up to you to filter your water in your home. Adding a filter to your home is the first line of defense against harmful chemicals and byproducts. The Pelican Natursoft system offers a green alternative to water softening that will protect your biggest investment: your home, from scale and the damaging effects of hard water.

 

Certifications

National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Certification back to top
  Carbon Resources CR1240S Carbon Filtration Media - NSF/ANSI 42 for material requirements

Water Quality Association (WQA) Certification back to top
GreensandPlus media - WQA/NSF 61 certification
  Clack V3006 Bypass Valve - WQA/NSF 61 certification
  Clack V3007 Bypass Fittings (Copper & PVC) - WQA/NSF 61

Pelican Water Systems NaturSoft Systems are the only third-party tested DW-9191 certified salt free water softener with 99.6% prevention of scale buildup.

About the DVGW back to top

The DVGW is an organization that establishes standards and test protocols. It also approves or certifies laboratories to then conduct testing according to those standards and protocols. The same can be said for NSF in the US.

The DVGW is located in Bonn, Germany. It has its own laboratory by the name of TZW located in Karlruhe, Germany. Beyond that, the DVGW has certified some twenty plus privately owned laboratories throughout central Europe who are authorized to conduct certification testing. The same holds true for NSF. It has its own laboratory and those certified by NSF like WQA, UL and Pace Laboratories to name a few.

The DVGW also issues test marks or certifications (i.e. the WQA equivalent of a "Gold Seal") like the "W510" standard. Their internal code for the W510 certification is "9191 - Kalkschutzanlage" (scale protection device). In order to obtain the W510 certification seal or certification mark, the applicant has to pass a total of three test protocols: Efficacy (W512), material safety and structural integrity.


Learn more about DVGW 9191 - Water Devices for Scale Prevention

Certification Documents back to top

DVGW DW-9191 Certificate (English) (link opens in new window)
DVGW W 510 Test Standard (English) (link opens in new window)
DVGW W 512 Performance Test Results (German) (link opens in new window)
DVGW W 510 Standard back to top

The DVGW 9191 - Anti-Scale standard uses the worlds strictest guidelines to determine the effectiveness of a system to prevent scale using Worksheet W 510. W510 combines 3 testing requirements that all systems must pass: 1) Structural Integrity, 2) Microbiological Testing (W 270 and KTW tests) and 3) Performance in Scale Prevention (W512). Unlike the NSF acceptable passing level of 50% for performance, the DVGW protocol for scale prevention performance (W 512) requires 80% or better to pass. In order to obtain a certification under DW-9191 with test report W 510 you must pass at least 4 separate tests, plus the W 510 requirements. Pelican has passed all 5 requirements to be listed as a DW-9191 certified product.

DVGW W 512 - Performance Testing back to top

The DVGW W 512 standard is the most stringent of its type in the world. In order to be subjected to the most rigorous test protocol possible, sparing no expense, we have commissioned to have our equipment performance not tested in the US , but tested by a DVGW certified laboratory in the home country of the standard itself, Germany. The test aims to simulate real life conditions over an exceptionally long period of time using some extremely challenging natural well water.

DVGW W 270 & KTW Assessments - Microbiological Testing back to top

To protect drinking water from microorganisms on non-metallic materials, the DVGW indicated the necessity for adherence to the requirements set out in the DVGW Code of Practice W 270 "The growth of microorganisms on materials intended for use in drinking water systems - examination and assessment!". DVGW also established KTW Assessments which test all plastic parts, coatings, rubber and lubricants to UBA and BGA guidelines to ensure chemicals are not leeched into your water.

Why we publish our test data and others do not back to top

True in both Europe and the US, a certification is a pass/fail proposition. The certification states that the applicant has passed and fulfilled the requirements of the standard. Individual test results are not published in either jurisdiction. The reason for that is due to the minimum requirement to past those tests. For example, NSF 42 requires at least 50% reduction in order to pass. That means a product claiming certification may only remove 50% at the end of filter life. As a result most companies wont publish their test data, fearing the consumer seeing their low results at end of filter life.

Pelican publishes its test data because we acheived a 99.6% scale prevention rating during the entire length of the test. No other salt free system has received a certified rating that high.

Note: Just 1/4" of scale build-up can increase heating costs by 40% or more. Observe the scale build up on the untreated side after only 3 days of operation.

 

WQA Gold Seal Certified and Tested to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 for material safety and tested according to NSF/ANSI 42 for structural integrity in all 50 states, including California

Pelican Water Systems NaturSoft Systems are WQA Certified to NSF Standard 61 for material safety and tested to NSF 42 for structural integrity only, making them certified in California and all other states.

A salt free water softener is any device, substance or process that when applied will result in any, or all of the following benefits to varying degrees in the areas of scale reduction, improved cleaning / housekeeping and subjective improvements in personal care without the use of sodium/potassium chloride.

About the Water Quality Association (WQA) back to top

The Water Quality Association (WQA) is a not-for-profit international trade association representing the residential, commercial, industrial, and small community water treatment industry. WQA maintains a close dialogue with other organizations representing different aspects of the water industry in order to best serve consumers, government officials, and industry members. WQA is a resource and information source, a voice for the industry, an educator for professionals, a laboratory for product testing, and a communicator to the public.

About the WQA Gold Seal Certification Program back to top

The Water Quality Association's Gold Seal Certification Program is dedicated to providing public health and safety services throughout the USA and globally, while maintaining expert service, superior reputation, and fair pricing. The Gold Seal Program offers certification of all products and chemicals that contact drinking water.

Boiler System - The photographs back to top

The pictures show the heat exchanger with the insulation removed and the core / heating coil freshly pulled. As one can plainly see, there are absolutely no scale deposits on the element or the heat exchanger pipe. On the bottom of the pipe's interior, there is a small amount of a silt-like deposit of the calcium carbonate crystals produced by the NaturSoft media. The stainless steel surfaces of the heating coil have a slightly dull look which is due to a few micro micron thick haze of 'soft scale' during the process. This deposit is easily wiped off with a cloth or flushed away with a pressure washer . without the need for chemicals of any kind. It is the only evidence of hardness minerals that could be found after one full year of operation.

Hot water pipe (left)/ heat exchanger core and stainless steel guide to control internal flow (right)

Heat exchanger and core (left) / Heat exchange core (right)

Heat exchange core (left) / inside of the heat exchanger housing (right)
Boiler System - Superior Performance Results back to top

Pelican Water Systems proudly introduces NaturSoft media the next generation in hardness control. Years in development and tested in the U.S. under harsh real life conditions the NaturSoft media exceeded all expectations and delivered amazing results. NaturSoft media is produced exclusively in the United States by Pelican Water Systems.

The new era of technology has made many advances in water treatment possible in residential as well as commercial applications. NaturSoft has proven to be very effective in both applications even at high temperatures and hardness levels. The NaturSoft System represents the superior alternative with respect to dealing with the symptoms of water hardness without resorting to ion exchange (salt or potassium) based systems. The commercial grade media is now available for residential consumers. What you will read in this story is an example of commercial water treatment using NaturSoft media. This represents an extreme case far beyond any residential demand or application. The boiler/heat exchanger is just a larger version of a residential hot water heater.


Boiler System - About back to top

This stainless steel heat exchanger is part of a boiler system in an industrial application. The energy source for the heat exchanger is a steam generator whose steam heats the interior of the stainless steel tubing of the heat exchanger to 338 Fahrenheit resulting in an exterior surface temperature of 266 degrees Fahrenheit. The source water has a temperature of 52 degrees Fahrenheit. It travels through the heat exchanger pipe and is heated to 185 degrees Fahrenheit in seconds. The heated water then is supplied to a 13,000 gallon hot water storage tank that in turn supplies all the hot water requirements for the entire factory.


Boiler System - The History back to top

The boiler system was newly installed in August of 2002 with raw water treatment consisting of traditional water softeners (Duplex Fleck 2900 24.X72.). The system was operated in this configuration for the first 18 months.

Numerous Softener failures / service problems combined with the substantial operating cost (salt usage approaching $45,000 worth per annum) and industrial discharge issues caused the owner to look for alternatives.

The first attempt was to try and get by without pre-treating the raw water at all; this proved to be disastrous. After only two and a half months the heat exchanger had scaled up to the point where the hot water supply to the plant had been reduced to a trickle. Pulling the heat exchanger for inspection and cleaning proved to be no easy task. The unit had scaled up so completely that it required the use of chains attached to hydraulic presses to force the coil out of its housing. The scale so completely surrounded the core that it visibly consisted of a big lump of limestone in the cylindrical shape of the heat exchanger housing rather than looking at the stainless steel core. It took two days of careful cleaning with phosphoric acid to restore the heat exchanger to a normal operating condition.

Finally in the spring of 2004, a system using the NaturSoft media was installed (Single tank, in/out in up flow operation. Ever since then, this boiler system has been in continuous service protected by no other water treatment but NaturSoft. Hot water usage in the plant averages 80,000 gallons per day, 6 days a week, and 50 weeks per year. The water treated has a calcium hardness of 446 ppm (26 grains per gallon) and small traces amounts of iron. For the entire service life to date, there have been no variations or drop in the performance / efficiency of the boiler system.

At the time of these photographs, the boiler had already heated in excess of 80 million gallons of water in its service life. More importantly, the photographs show the heat exchanger after one year of uninterrupted service having heated in excess of 24 million gallons of water since the last annual inspection! This spring (2007) the annual inspections of the boiler were suspended indefinitely. Since the previous two inspections had not yielded any need for cleaning and the system was operating within specifications the owner chose not to bother going forward.

No service problem or failure resulting in down time for the plant, no capacity constraints and zero operating costs.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What kind of maintenance should I expect?
Add chlorine every 2-3 months, change pre-filter every 6 months, change carbon every 5 years.

Q. How often does the iron tank backwash and how much water is used?
Every 2-3 days (depending on application) and uses about 80 gallons of water.

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Installation Diagrams and Guides

Diagrams / Owners Manual back to top
Owner's Manual for WF6/WF10 (link opens in new window)


Specs and Product Information back to top
WF6
Max. Flow Rate:
10 GPM
Connection Size:
1"
Operating Pressure:
25-80 PSI
Operating Temperatures:
36-120 F
pH Range:
7-11
Iron Range: Up to 10 PPM
Drain Size: 3/4" (50' Supplied)

WF10
Max. Flow Rate:
15 GPM
Connection Size:
1"
Operating Pressure:
25-80 PSI
Operating Temperatures:
36-120 F
pH Range:
7-11
Iron Range: Up to 10 PPM
Drain Size: 3/4" (50' Supplied)


System Includes back to top
  • Sediment pre-filter system with mounting hardware
  • Pelican Iron Series filter tank
  • Pelican Carbon Series filter preloaded ready to install
  • Pelican NaturSoft system preloaded ready to install
  • Chlorination System with metering pump and solution tank
  • Bypass valve and fittings (1”)
  • 50 Ft. drain line (3/4")
  • Installation guide

Manufacturer's Warranty Information back to top

Pelican Limited Lifetime Warranty on all filter housings, tanks, in/out heads, and the bypass valves against manufacturer's defects.

Pelican Water (“Pelican”) warrants to the end user (“customer”) that its tanks, valves, in/out heads, bypass’s, fittings and housings (“Covered Items”) will be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for the life of the system. No warranty is made with respect to defects or damaged due to neglect, misuse, alterations, accident, misapplication, physical damage, or damaged caused by fire, acts of God, or freezing.

Electronic Head:
Manufacturer's 5 year warranty against defects on Solid-State Electronic Head.

Metering Pump:
Manufacturer's 1 year warranty against defects on lower end piston assembly.



Pelican Performance Guarantee back to top

The Pelican Carbon Series is guaranteed to reduce chlorine, and chloramines to non-detectable levels for 5 years or 600,000 (PC600)/ 1,000,000 (PC1000) gallons or Pelican will send replacement carbon media to the customer at no charge. That’s our promise. That’s why people choose Pelican.

Private Well Water Conditions (water supplied from homeowner's private well): The water treated shall be free of hydrogen sulfide (sulfur gas / rotten egg smell), oils or high levels of copper (>1.30 mg/L). Any will coat the surface of the media and will interfere reducing its efficiency. If any iron or manganese is present in the source water, you must pre-treat the water. If any of these issues exist, you should employ pre-treatment prior to using this technology. Please contact customer service at 1-877-842-1635 for your pre-treatment needs.



Water Shield Auto-Ship Program Includes Free Delivery Water Shield Program – Replacement Filters & Parts