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Replacing O-Rings - Reverse Osmosis Systems Print E-mail

Replacing O-Rings - Movement of the spiral wound reverse osmosis membrane elements within their pressure vessel can commonly cause abrasion and failure of the O-Rings that seal the inter-connector to the element permeate tube.

reverse-osmosis-membranes-2A sudden increase in permeate conductivity, not accompanied with a noticeable increase in permeate flow rate could indicate a broken or missing O-Ring. Profiling and then probing to determine if only individual pressure vessels/membrane elements are causing the increased conductivity will indicate if O-Ring damage is the problem.

To replace the O-Ring, the reverse osmosis system should be shut down and allowed to drain by opening the sample valves. The end-cap should then be removed. Usually O-Ring damage is visible. The O-Ring is replaced by hand, wetting with lubricant (glycerin – use sparingly) if necessary.

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