Software System Features
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is an innovative and reliable software application system that detectsand monitors the performance and fouling development of all Reverse Osmosis
(RO) and Nanofiltration(NF) as well as Ultrafiltration (UF) and Microfiltration (MF) membrane systems of brackish and seawater water purification plants.
minimizes your total cost of water like no other system in the world.
It is NOT another normalization program!
This is why:
calculates and displays a unique membrane system fouling indicator, developed by MASAR Technologies, Inc., called the
Fouling Monitor(FM), which is the difference in normalized product
flows calculated using the standard ASTM D 4516-00 method as well as the MASAR®
Monitoring the FM allows users to continuously check the operational and performance status of the membrane system
and detect the development of any membrane fouling, scaling or deterioration trends long before adverse symptoms become significant and visible at the plant,
resulting in irreversible loss in performance characteristics.
This translates into significant reduction in energy and chemicals consumption rates, plant downtime, maintenance and operating costs
while assuring that plant produces the design quantity and quality of water with maximum plant operational efficiency and availability.
Main System Functionality:
system works for all:
a. Membrane-based desalination and filtration processes (RO/NF/UF/MF)
b. Feed water sources (brackish, high brackish, wastewater and seawater)
c. Brine-staging (1-3 stages)
d. Membrane types (spiral, hollow-fine-fiber, flat)
e. Membrane materials (polyamide, CA, PA)
f. Membrane manufactures (Hydranautics, Dow Filmtec, Toray, Toyobo, etc.)
g. Membrane configurations (1-8 membrane cartridges per pressure vessel)
a specially-designed version of the software system, handles double-pass product-staging applications especially for dirty source waters or ultra-pure
does not require the collection of any additional operating data other than is normally collected in the plant. The system operates on-line; it does not
require any system shutdown or maintenance.
1. Data Entry/Edit:
a.Train/Skid Design Parameters
b. Standard and Operating Units
c. Standard Conditions, System Operating Data.
2. Operating History Summary Displays & Graphs:
Feed Salinity, Temperature, Pressure, System Conversion, Product Flow, Salinity & Membrane Bundle Pressure Drop Profiles.
3. Fouling Monitoring Status Alert: SMART AlarmTM:
Interpretation of Average FM and Recommendations for Action.
4. Fouling Monitoring Results Summary Displays:
a. Fouling Monitor(FM) (per data point and overall average) ,
b. ASTM & MASAR® Normalized Product Flows
c. ASTM & MASAR® Normalized Salt Passages.
5.Performance Monitoring Graphs (View/Print):
a. Fouling Monitor (FM)
b. ASTM & MASAR® Normalized Product Flux Declines
c. ASTM & MASAR®Salt Passages
d. ASTM & MASAR® Product Salinities
6. Plant Operation & Performance Reports (View/Print):
a. Plant and Train/Skid Design Parameters & Units
b. Standard Conditions, Operating History & Performance Status Summary
7. Other Features
a. User-friendly, point-and-click MSWindows®-compatible software system.
b. Manual or automatic operating data logging (database compatible with automation via data acquisition systems).
c.Data selection, display, editing, plotting & reporting & by train/skid, stage/overall & operating hour
d.Detection of unreliable, questionable or erroneously entered data that do not match system reality.
e. Operating and design data backup and recovery option in case of software or computer malfunction.
f.User-defined password selection for authorized access to the software.
g.Customization options for system functionality, data display and report/graph output.
h.Plant historical data conversion and transfer from any membrane manufacturer’s normalization program, any database or spreadsheet format.
Summary of Benefits for
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