There are different components of a water softener that are at work when the water softener is converting hard water to soft water for usage within a household or a commercial establishment. The Brine Tank of a water softener and the Mineral Tank of a water softener are both important parts of a water softener. Knowing about these components of a water softener is helpful for proper understanding when it comes to selection, installation, usage and maintenance of a water softener.
During regeneration, the resin needs to re-charge as a part of the water softening process. A solution made up of salt and water is used during this procedure. This solution is called Brine, or, Brine solution. For consistent production of soft water, the brine needs to be combined and stored in a place. The tank, which holds together the brine that is created, is called the Brine Tank of a water softener. Generally, the Brine Tank is the place where the salt gets added during the water softening process as well.
In addition to this, the Mineral Tank has some particles that help remove minerals such as iron and calcium while the water softener is working to reduce the hardness in water. These constituents of the mineral tank in a water softener are called Resin. This resin needs to be stored and the place that contains the resin in a water softener is the mineral tank. Minerals like iron and calcium may be considered contaminants or impurities that cause hard water in some cases. While there are many features of a water softener that are measured differently for proper usage, the Brine Tank of a water softener and the Mineral Tank of a water softener are measured in Diameter and Height respectively. Mainly, the four metrics to consider for Brine Tank of a water softener and the Mineral Tank of a water softener are: Brine Tank Diameter, Brine Tank Height, Mineral Tank Diameter, and, Mineral Tank Height. Different manufacturers set different dimensions for water softeners.