Nampak

PROJECT TITLE:

Nampak Glass – 1 m3/hr IX Softening System & 4.5m3/hr RO System with Chiller System

CUSTOMER DETAILS:

Nampak Glass produces a diverse range of returnable and non-returnable glass bottles to the beverage and food industry. It forms part of Nampak Limited, Africa’s largest and most diversified packaging company. Nampak Limited has 65 operations in South Africa, 24 operations in 11 other African countries and 23 operations in Europe.

APPLICATION:

Nampak Glass began construction of their third furnace in 2013. With demand for glass packaging steadily increasing, the company invested nearly R1-billion into the project. Nampak Glass requires high purity water for much of their process and therefore commissioned WaterIcon to design a water treatment solution to meet their water needs. This included a 1 m3/hr softening system & 4.5 m3/hr reverse osmosis system with chiller system.

FEED WATER:

Rand Water

PRODUCT WATER:

  • Cooling water for Nampak Glass’s manufacturing IS machines
  • Softened Process Water

PERFORMANCE TARGET:

Product Water Quality – Reverse Osmosis

pH 7-8
Total Hardness < 8oH
Carbonic Hardness < 6oH
TDS 1000 mg/l
Fe 0.1 mg/l
TSS <20 mg/l
Cl 50mg/l
SO4 100mg/l
Nitrates and Nitrites < 10 mg/l
COB < 7mg/l
Ammonia < 5mg/l
Mn < 0.05 mg/l
Conductivity <250 µS/cm
Product Water Quality – Softener
pH 7-8
Total Hardness < 8oH
Carbonic Hardness < 6oH
TDS 1000 mg/l
Fe 0.1 mg/l
TSS < 20 mg/l
Cl 50mg/l
SO4 100mg/l

PROCESS:

  • Ion Exchange (IX Softening Plant)
  • UV Disinfection
  • Reverse Osmosis
  • Cartridge Filtration
  • Antiscalant Dosing
  • Heat Exchange System
  • Chemical Dosing
  • Post-chlorination
  • Bag Filtration
  • SMBS Dosing
  • Sodium Hypo Dosing

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