Acqua Brevetti MiniDUE ½″ Liquid Water Softener - 17 LPM - No Salt Water Softener
The Acqua Brevetti MiniDUE ½″ Liquid Water Softener is a compact volumetric proportional mechanical dosing pump water softening system designed to fit onto ½″' (15mm copper or speedfit) pipes. The system simply fits onto the rising main pipe or any pipe supplying a particular device, such as a boiler.
The MiniDUE adds the precise dosage of AcquaSIL 2/15® Liquid to water. AcquaSIL is a 100% safe, food grade polyphosphate used specifically for the treatment of drinking water. MiniDUE provides limescale prevention and corrosion prevention within the systems such as boilers, heaters, showers, taps, radiators, coffee machines, all plumbing fixtures and so on.
The MineDUE is a great alternative to a water softener due to it being very easy to install and to maintain as replacing the pouches is very simple and quick. The system takes up very little space compared to a traditional softener as well and the cost of maintenance is lower too.
The MiniDue is an eco-friendly alternative to a water softener as no water is wasted; as softeners uses thousands of litres every month to regenerate the resin - there is no need with this innovative and space saving device. It also uses no electricity and overall the system is a great innovation in the water treatment industry.
- Prevents limescale build up and corrosion for whole house (hot and cold) or individual appliances
- Brilliant eco-friendly Non-Salt alternative to a traditional water softener
- No electricity, no waste and easy maintenance
- Ideal for confined spaces
- WRAS Approved. WRAS Approval Number: 1603318 - Approved Product
- Connections - ½” Male BSP on inlet & outlet ports (ideal for 15mm pipe)
- For the correct operation and performance of the unit, the following conditions must be met:
- Minimum flow rate - 0.18 m3/h
- Maximum flow rate - 1.0 m3/h (just under 17 litres per minute)
- Flow rate (at 0.2 bar) - 0.6 m3/h (600 LPH)
- Flow rate (at 0.5 bar) - 1.0 m3/h (1000 LPH)
- Min-max water hardness - 5 - 35°f (max 350 ppm CaCO3)
- Max. instantaneous heating temperature - 80°C
- Max temperature for stored hot water - 60°C
- 250 gr refill capacity - 10-11 m3 (10,000 to 11,000 litres)
- 1000 gr refill autonomy - 40-44 m3 (40,000 to 44,000 litres)
- Min-max water pressure - 1.5 - 6 bar
- Min-max water temperature inside MiniDUE - 5 - 30°C
- This product is covered by a 1 year Parts Warranty
- We provide a 1 year Parts with this product - the warranty is subject to you the customer purchasing genuine liquid from ourselves and the installation complying with the technical specifications as detailed in the manual (i.e. flow rate, minimum/maximum incoming pressure).
- We expect to ship this item within 3-5 days
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is the advantage of MiniDUE?
MiniDUE is a patented device which exclusively uses a liquid 100% food grade polyphosphate designed to prevent limescale and also over time provide a de-scaling action for already encrusted surfaces.Because MiniDUE uses a liquid it 100% guarantees no sludge build up or clogging often found when using granules or powder. MiniDUE is very compact and requires no power supply. MiniDUE uses vacuum packed refill pouches which use a simple twist bayonet style fitting. Our largest refill pouch of 1000gram will provide up to 42 cubic meters of dosage, typically up to 1 years supply in a typical household.
Do I need a separate (non-treated) drinking supply?
No. this is only required when a water softener is installed which use salts. Or if other dosing systems are installed which cannot guarantee the dosage amount. MiniDUE provides 100% accurate, metered dosage of food grade polyphosphate liquid solution with is 100% safe for drinkable water
What is AcquaSIL?
AcquaSIL is our liquid polyphosphate anti limescale solution used exclusively in the MiniDUE to prevent limescale and corrosion. It is a 100% food grade liquid solution which allows a guaranteed metered dosage and delivers 100% drinkable water whilst stopping limescale build up. Polyphosphates have for years been one of the only trusted ways in which to treat and prevent limescale build up. In fact Polyphosphate is often found in many foods currently available.
What does AcquaSIL do to the water?
AcquaSIL , when released in an accurate measured dosage into the water effectively coats the mineral ions preventing them from forming on surfaces and allowing them to travel through the system. The systems has no effect of the soap effect of the water, like a salt based system does.
Will MiniDUE protect my boiler?
MiniDUE has been designed to be installed on the mains water feed directly into the boiler to provide 100% protection against limescale build up. MiniDUE also provides corrosion protection within the central heating boiler. As MiniDUE exclusively uses a liquid to provide protection, MiniDUE guarantees that no sludge or residue build up will occur thus ensuring your boiler operates at maximum efficiency.
Is AcquaSIL safe?
Yes. AcquaSIL and polyphosphates are classed as a ‘food grade’ additive which conform to European Standards EN1208 and World Health Organisation standards as a safe additive to drinking water.
Does it smell?
No. AcquaSIL is odourless.
Can I taste AcquaSIL?
No. AcquaSIL is a tasteless liquid.
Will it discolour my clothes?
No. AcquaSIL will not affect fabrics or finished surfaces.
When does the easy fit refill pouch need to be replaced?
When the vacuum packed easy fit refill pouch is empty, simply untwist the old used pouch and twist on a new pouch. There is no need to isolate the water supply and because we use disposable refill pouches there is no need to come into contact with any of the AcquaSIL liquid. Our refill pouches are designed to be replaced easily by you with minimum fuss. MiniDUE uses a patented system for 100% accurate and metered dose of the AcquaSIL liquid. The amount of AcquaSIL that enters the system is 100% guaranteed regardless of the volume or flow rate of the water. MiniDUE guarantees no over dose or under dose of the liquid due to the proportionate method of dosage. It’s easier than changing a light bulb. Each starter pack comes complete a 250gram refill pouch which typically will treat up to 11000 litres of water. We also offer a 1000gram pouch which will typically treat up to 44000 litres of water.
Does MiniDUE need maintenance?
Depending on the refill pouch used, a 1000gr refill pouch will typically last 12 months in an average household. MiniDUE requires no other maintenance.
Does heat affect the MiniDUE?
No. MiniDUE and the AcquaSIL is un affected by higher ambient temperature and has in fact been designed so the unit can if required be installed within the boiler casing where space permits.
Do I need a professional plumber to install MiniDUE?
Fitting the MiniDUE does require a basic competency level of plumbing skills and equipment. However, we would always recommend using a professional plumber.
Where can I buy MiniDUE and the easy fit vacuum packed refill pouches?
MiniDUE is available through all good independent plumbers merchants or direct from ourselves.