Acqua Brevetti MiniDUE ½″ Liquid Water Softener – No Salt Water Softener
MiniDUE is a self-priming mechanical volumetric pump that is operated by a turbine which in turn transmits the movement to a special cam shaft that enables the liquid to rise from the refil pouch to the injection valve, where it is injected a small amount of AcquaSIL 2/15® Liquid into the water as it passes through the pipe. The liquid comes in pouches (sold in 250gram and 1000gram variants) that clip onto the system, which makes changing them very easy.
The system comes with a remote installation kit, a 250gram refill, an installation manual and a warranty form.
MiniDUE is available as standard with ½″ Male connections.and can be installed on a horizontal or vertical pipe by simply adjusting the orientation of the connection block. For whole house protection you can use our larger refill pouch of 1000gram which provides up to 44 cubic meters of dosage (44,000 litres) from a single pouch.
Because MiniDUE uses a liquid solution we guarantee a sludge free operation. MiniDUE is fully compliant with European Approval EU 98/83/CE for use with drinking water. and is approved by the Italian water quality approval board under DM, no. 174, 06.04.04. The Use of AcquaSIL and specifically the use of Polyphosphates is covered by the standard UNI 8065, part 5.4.1 which indicates the use of polyphosphates for the treatment of scale deposits and corrosion..
NB. A LIFETIME WARRANTY is provided with this product – (conditions apply).
Acqua Brevetti MiniDUE ½″ Liquid Water Softener Features
Totally mechanically operated, no power required.
Absolute and real precise proportional dosage of liquid polyphosphate AcquaSil 2/15®.
Miniaturized in minimal size dosing station suitable for household applications.
Remote installation availability. The flexible bag can be installed separately from the dosing pump, whenspaces do not allow the jointly installation.
Versatile. The pump can be oriented in all directions, just turning it; no need to reverse or disassembly itsown parts.
No need to put in by pass or drain the system during refill operations; just replace the flexible bag.
Non return valve integrated resistant to water counter pressure.
For the first time suitable also for protection of recessed boilers!, where spaces are very restricted.
- Under-vacuum suction
- Flexible disposable refill bags
- Can be jointly or remotely to the pump be installed
- Two different sizes available (250 gr. or 1000 gr, for increasing the autonomy)
- Completely isolated from hydraulic circuit
- The advantages of the Under-Vacuum suction and disposable refills!
- Hygienic advantages. No direct handling form end user.
- No periodic tank cleaning operations required.
- Effective preservation of polyphosphate quality.
- No evaporation of product, avoiding water concentration reduction in the liquid solution.
- No atmospheric contamination.
Width (A) – 90mm
Total height (B) – 92mm
Heigth at connection (C) – 58mm
Distance from ground (min) (D) – 300mm
Depth (E) – 82mm
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. The Minidue is designed to work with water temperature of 60-65°C so is suitable for use with any domestic boiler system including Megaflow. The liquid loses its efficacy above stored water temperatures of 65°C.
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.