Increasing the performance of Reverse Osmosis membrane plants
As desalination becomes a key source for clean water, Reverse Osmosis (RO) membrane plants will be an integral part of water infrastructure worldwide. In this case plant owners and operators face constant pressure to save costs in terms of membrane replacements, consumables, energy and labour.
TÜV SÜD offers complementary services, one focused on the characterisation of the RO membrane element condition and a second aimed at RO plant operations and maintenance optimisation.
RO membrane elements are critical to plant performance yet their condition is largely unknown and only indirectly measurable,as operations do not allow inspection of the complex physical-chemical processes inside the elements. This lack of comprehensive RO membrane condition documentation is a major disadvantage when seeking to optimise plant performance and engaging with membrane, chemical and other component suppliers.
TÜV SÜD helps RO plant owners and operators with continuous monitoring of membranes through in-house accredited laboratories and technical advisory drawing upon extensive RO plant operating and troubleshooting experience. To realise the significant and sustainable optimisation potential that exists in an RO plant, deep understanding of the membrane element level lifecycle performance is needed.
As an independent and impartial technical advisor, we are not tied to any vendor technologies. Our only agenda is the performance of your plant.
Our services at a glance:
Continuous membrane element characterisation
A structured condition test programme is conducted on selected RO elements providing consistent and comparable information on the element condition. This detailed history supports preventive maintenance measures and Root Cause Analysis if performance degrades.
Sustained fact-based RO plant optimisation
Leveraging your operating team’s experience, we develop an integrated, prioritised optimisation programme targeting savings in consumables, energy and labour. Once sufficient plant operating history has been documented, an optimised operation and maintenance strategy is developed. It is prepared as a business case synthesising technical / financial / risk considerations and sensitivities.
Your business benefits
Save money– with systematic RO plant operation andmaintenance optimisation and extension of membrane life.
Sustain performance – with in-depth operational insights of your plant, ensuring delivery of planned quantity and quality.
Minimise risk – through increased plant production availability and reduced downtime of systems and components.
Enjoy global support – with a worldwide network, access o leading practices in the RO sector and the best local nowledge in all key markets.