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5 hours ago, doug atkinson said:

The company above is a drop ship company with a guy sat at home taking in orders and making very little money on the items. Have had a look at his price and I cannot compete at that price and we stock these items here.

 

What I see happening a lot is websites and main suppliers as well, advertising Axeon membranes and I know for a fact they do not purchase them. You then purchase them and a alternative is sent or copy as all they are doing is drawing traffic to their site.

 

There is one company I keep an eye on and have never been in the window cleaning industry. They do Purchase these products but are selling them at a big loss then you start seeing cheaper products appearing on their website and targeting the window cleaning industry.

 

Genuine companies like us that spend thousands of pounds in stock and the main dealer of these products knows what is going on but is not willing to do anything about it. This then makes it hard for us to carry on stocking these parts which is a shame as they are very good quality.

 

You will need to sort this direct with Wrekin and they should know straight away what is wrong. If you wish me to check the serial numbers on the membrane feel free to message me.

Thank you Doug, in hindsight I probably should have order from yourself but thought I would give these a try as they were recommended by a couple of other cleaners I know and both have used them in the past,  on the packaging it states

TF-1812-150 AXEON MEMBRANE 150GPD 

IM producing water ATM but will take a membrane out this week and post serial. 

 

I do have one question even if these were copies, and lower end membranes should they not be producing better  Tds than I'm getting 021

 

also would U/S a flow restrictor cause these problems.

 

thanks 

Den.

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I bought some 100gpd membranes from gardiners and have only managed to get a 94.8% rejection rate at 65psi at the membranes and a 3:1 waste to pure ratio.

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I bought some 100gpd membranes from gardiners and have only managed to get a 94.8% rejection rate at 65psi at the membranes and a 3:1 waste to pure ratio.

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1 hour ago, Den said:

Thank you Doug, in hindsight I probably should have order from yourself but thought I would give these a try as they were recommended by a couple of other cleaners I know and both have used them in the past,  on the packaging it states

TF-1812-150 AXEON MEMBRANE 150GPD 

IM producing water ATM but will take a membrane out this week and post serial. 

 

I do have one question even if these were copies, and lower end membranes should they not be producing better  Tds than I'm getting 021

 

also would U/S a flow restrictor cause these problems.

 

thanks 

Den.

 

When we build and test systems we get around 97% rejection with tap pressure of 30 psi.

 

When flushing it normally takes an hour to get it down to 96% and then will settle down after a couple of days to 97% and with increased pressure 98%.

 

You will get the odd membrane read slightly higher than the others before it settles down but I would have expected yours to have settled by now.

 

Let's say the product is genuine what could be affecting the ppm. It could be the pre-filters wrong micron and restricting pressure to the membrane so try for about 5 mins without them and see if it improves.

 

Faulty flow restrictor which you can check if you have a flush valve (in line tap). Remove the flow restrictor and use your valve to create the back pressure. Set the flow to around 60 waste 40 pure and see if the ppm drops after a while.

 

If it does not then the membranes may be suspect which you will need to discuss with your supplier. 

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Den
49 minutes ago, doug atkinson said:

 

When we build and test systems we get around 97% rejection with tap pressure of 30 psi.

 

When flushing it normally takes an hour to get it down to 96% and then will settle down after a couple of days to 97% and with increased pressure 98%.

 

You will get the odd membrane read slightly higher than the others before it settles down but I would have expected yours to have settled by now.

 

Let's say the product is genuine what could be affecting the ppm. It could be the pre-filters wrong micron and restricting pressure to the membrane so try for about 5 mins without them and see if it improves.

 

Faulty flow restrictor which you can check if you have a flush valve (in line tap). Remove the flow restrictor and use your valve to create the back pressure. Set the flow to around 60 waste 40 pure and see if the ppm drops after a while.

 

If it does not then the membranes may be suspect which you will need to discuss with your supplier. 

Great info will check the flow restrictor tomorrow as I’m out till late tonight,  really do appreciate all your input especially as I didn’t buy them from you, one thing for sure it’s quite clear you are very helpful and will definitely have my business in future.

 

many thanks again Den.

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Part Timer
3 hours ago, Den said:

Great info will check the flow restrictor tomorrow as I’m out till late tonight, 

You on the drink plonky 😁

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Den
10 hours ago, Part Timer said:

You on the drink plonky 😁

Haha how did you guess.

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Den

Got my new flow restrictor today still the same when in production mode tds 035

 

When set to 3l waste 1l pure 021

 

psi 69

 

load of ****

 

put old 2.5 year old original membranes back in ( my son had the foresight to put them in a bowl of water) I fought they were thrown.

 

production mode tds 014

 

set 2l waste to 1l pure 009 

 

spoke to Wrekin water they are being returned tomorrow said they 100% axeon buys direct from them and sells 100’s and never had a return.

 

im not going to say what discussions  I had with them but Their technical support said I will get a full refund, so I will be happy to get money back.

 

have taken photos of the three membranes serial numbers.

 

Doug I’m going to hammer these membranes just to see how much I can get out of them and then buy from you In the near future 😄

 

Doug again I also put a new fiberdyne and prefilter in again this week as you suggested even though the last change was approx 3 weeks ago.

 

never going to stray from reputable And honest WFP suppliers again lesson learned. 

 

So thank to to all for your help.

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doug atkinson

He will not be buying direct from Axeon but through their Distributor in Europe or US.

 

i get the odd failure but very small percentage 1 in probably 10,000 so 3 in a row is odd.

 

It’s good they have accepted them back as they will get their money back as well.

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Part Timer
On 21/06/2018 at 07:11, Den said:

Haha how did you guess.

After this week you'll be back on it again 😁

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Den
Just now, Part Timer said:

After this week you'll be back on it again 😁

Tell me about it 4 new clients today alone that’s without three new cleans and my regular work,, in the lazy spa at 8.00pm only got out for a quick slash and refill lol not getting out now until bedtime haha.

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spruce
9 hours ago, Den said:

Tell me about it 4 new clients today alone that’s without three new cleans and my regular work,, in the lazy spa at 8.00pm only got out for a quick slash and refill lol not getting out now until bedtime haha.

Maybe the price you are quoting is too low. 😂

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