The hydro-Pure system provides labs and dental and medical offices with distilled water. The Hydro-Pure uses a complex filtration process to deliver up to 12 gallons of distilled quality water per day for use in autoclaves, clean water bottles, and other equipment that requires distilled grade water.
Only distilled or deionized water is acceptable for autoclaves (steam sterilizers). Tap water will corrode the internal components of your sterilizer, causing premature service issues and even total failure of the unit. The water must be of the highest quality, with virtually no TDS (total dissolved solids). Water should contain less than 005-ppm TDS so that the inside of the autoclave stays as clean as possible. Follow your sterilizer manufacturer’s recommendations on proper maintenance and care of your equipment.
Distilled bottled water is normally ok for your autoclaves. However, you should check even bottled water with a TDS meter to ensure the water quality is good enough for your autoclave. It is not uncommon to have a bottle of distilled water bought from a store exceed the 005-ppm limit for distilled-quality water. The Hydro-Pure system will provide a better solution for your dental office than purchasing, carrying, and storing bottles of water from a store. The system is also environmentally friendly since no bottles are sent to a landfill.
Each Hydro-Pure system includes a pressurized tank that stores the treated water. It holds from 3.5 – 4.0 gallons of treated water that will be delivered to the faucet instantly. As soon as the water is taken from the tank, the system makes more treated water. The system can make about 12 gallons of water in 24 hours.
The water can easily stay in the tank without going bad. However, water should never sit in the tank for a long time without being used.
The tank should be emptied at least once each year to check the air pre-charge pressure and be sanitized. There are specific directions for performing this maintenance: your installation, operation, and service manual.
The hydro-pure systems are normally installed in the base cabinet of the sterilization center. Systems can also be installed in other locations, as long as there is a source for the cold water for the incoming line and a drain for the wastewater.
The maintenance of the Hydro-Pure system is simple. The water quality should be checked with the provided TDS meters about once per week. (When changing the water in the autoclave) The Pre, carbon, and Deionization cartridges should be changed at least once yearly. The Membrane cartridge should be changed every three years. Consult the installation, operation, and service manual for complete details. (Page #13)
Under normal conditions, the Pre, Carbon, and Deionization cartridge should be changed annually. The Hydro-Pure Membrane only needs to be changed every 3 years. Checking the water quality weekly with the provided TDS meters will help you keep ahead of any required filter changes.
Yes. The Hydro-Pure system can be used to fill dental bottles and other dental/medical equipment that uses distilled quality water in your office. This water will be great for drinking if the Hydro-Pure system is equipped with the Ionizer/Mineralizer cartridge.
Water to the office should always be shut off at night, preventing water damage should any water lines leak. If the office has a water solenoid shut-down system, turn the switch off before leaving for the day. Otherwise, the system can be turned off by closing the inlet feed valve. (Cold Water line)
The only requirements for installing a Hydro-Pure System are cold water (3/8” valve-stop cold water supply) and a nearby drain. Most offices install the Hydro-Pure system into the base cabinet of the sterilization center. No electricity is required for this system unless the water pressure is less than 50 psi. (Water pressure less than 50 psi will need a booster pump)
Changing the filters is not all that hard; however, most dental offices have a trained service technician or maintenance person come in and replace the filters.
There is certainly a huge saving in staff time and convenience. There are no trips to the store for water or expensive water delivery services. The capital investment can be quickly recovered in these cost savings.
The handheld TDS meter is provided for testing the output water weekly. Water should be tested weekly for water quality (TDS) with the TDS meter that was provided with your system. Water quality should meet your autoclave manufacturer’s requirements for TDS. If the product water quality does not meet your autoclave manufacturer’s needs, please refer to the maintenance schedule on page # 13 in your installation, operation, and service manual.