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Old June 30th, 2013, 01:35 AM
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Default Configuration Question - Maple Journey

I'm looking to repurpose a RO system ( Hellenbrand 4400) that was used to pre-treat boiler water. I'd like to configure/optimize the system to support a 250-500 tap operation.

It has the following :
Procon Pump series 4, 240 gph
1.5 HP motor
recirculation valve/line return before HP pump
(4) XLE-2540 membranes piped 2 parellel combined and fed into 2 in series.

I have no problem recirculating from concentrate tank. The package came with spare 240 gph pumps and I have an extra 1.5 HP motor so I have alot of options. The trees I tap are big ( ave 2.5 taps/tree ) and have big crowns. My first years sap averaged over 3%. I'd like to try running 10% +- sugar.

I'm curious what others recommend for membrane configuration and the thought of adding another pump.

What would be my expected output??

Thanks in advance.
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