Pentair Foodservice Introduces Everpure Claris ULTRA Softening & Filtration Cartridges

Claris_pentair_ULTRA_familyHANOVER PARK, IL – March 19, 2015 – The tempting aromas of high quality roasted coffee can only be truly developed in tandem with water that has the ideal mineral content, alkalinity and acidity. When there is harmony between the coffee roast and the water, unpleasant caffeic acid is avoided, the crema is the right, and the taste and aroma are perfected. When dissolved calcium is low or too high, or there are high concentrations of sodium and magnesium in the water, the coffee will not be properly extracted and the final drink will be either weak, too acidic, or too bitter.

Creating a great tasting coffee beverage is truly important for any foodservice operation that wants repeat customers. However, achieving the perfect coffee needs to be balanced against the need to protect and maintain the expensive brewing machines. Machine downtime and expensive repairs can generate high unplanned costs and lost revenue. Time consuming repair and ancillary work is never welcome, particularly at peak operating times. It takes up important resources and upsets business operations. The problem is that most tap water contains dissolved minerals like calcium and magnesium that cause scale (essentially becoming solid rock again) inside of espresso machines and other types of brewers. These hard deposits cause increased energy costs, cracks in boilers and clogged sensors, ports and valves.

In addition to scale and poor coffee extraction, a third challenge is corrosion of machine parts caused by aggressive water, as well as the depositing of corrosion-inducing metals. Corrosion can eat through even stainless steel, causing leaks, destroying parts and damaging boilers.

Modern decarbonizing water filter systems target what’s called “carbonate hardness” and can help to protect against scale. Some also allow for tailoring the mineral content to the proper water recipe for perfect brewing of coffees. They have become well established in Europe based on their reliability and effectiveness.

However, there is only one system worldwide that effectively provides decarbonization while also stabilizing the pH drop often associated with corrosion: the Everpure Claris ULTRA Filter System from Pentair. It effectively prevents hard mineral precipitation in espresso and coffee machines, and impedes metal migration (corrosion). Everpure Claris ULTRA creates the basis for premium coffee beverages, satisfied customers and a more profitable business.

The modern technology deployed by Everpure Claris ULTRA helps to reduce water-dependent problems to a minimum. As opposed to simple decarbonization filters, the Everpure Claris ULTRA Filter System balances the natural water minerals in a targeted and precise manner, ensuring balanced acidity in the filtrate. This gives the operator confidence that their machines will perform at the level they should while reliably keeping operating costs in check.

The basis for achieving the stable setting of natural minerals at a low pH value drop lies in the Claris ULTRA mineral stabilization technology, in combination with the patented DUOBLEND® blending technology. DUOBLEND® technology is based on a two-way combination bypass valve that precisely maintains the desired blend in a narrow setting range, with little fluctuation irrespective of flow rate and pressure. The Everpure Claris ULTRA System with DUOBLEND® technology maintains a very exact blending rate, to ensure perfect mineral content and to avoid a significant pH value drop in the filtrate.

The Everpure Claris ULTRA system helps to provide:
– Lower operation costs and enhanced machine lifetime: protection against both calcification and corrosion.
– Perfect taste and aroma: moderates the carbonic acid equilibrium / pH value.
– Corrosion reduction: inhibits the migration of metal ions from machine parts.
– Efficiency: high capacity cartridges with the smallest footprint. High throughput and low pressure loss.
– Expandability: Filter head fits all Everpure Claris and Claris ULTRA filter cartridges, so higher capacity cartridges can be easily applied if volume requirements increase.
– Precision: DUOBLEND® bypass technology allows for precise settings of blending.
– Flexibility: operates in wall mounted, free standing, horizontal and vertical positions.
– Quality filtration: 5 μm carbon block membrane for secure particle protection and effective chlorine removal.
– Simplicity: easy to install and easy to maintain (cartridge replacement can be done in no time).

The Claris ULTRA Cartridge family is available in a range of five sizes.

ABOUT PENTAIR’S FOODSERVICE BUSINESS Pentair Foodservice is a leading global provider of water treatment and delivery products, services and solutions to the foodservice industry. It has offered a full portfolio of water technology products under the Everpure ( and Shurflo ( brands, two of the industry’s most recognized names, since as early as 1933.

ABOUT PENTAIR PLC Pentair plc ( delivers industry-leading products, services, and solutions for its customers’ diverse needs in water and other fluids, thermal management, and equipment protection. With 2013 revenues of $7.0 billion, Pentair employs approximately 30,000 people worldwide.

Claris™ is a trademark of Aquis, GmbH.

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