FRF, FMF & FHF SERIES WATER FILTERS




















FRF SERIES  

  • Features Fiberglass Mineral Tanks
  • Top Mount 1 1/2 Inch Taskmaster II™ Valve
  • Filtration Media

FMF SERIES  

  • Features Galvanized or Lined and Primed Mineral Tanks
  • Side Mount 1 1/2 Inch Taskmaster II™ Valve
  • Filtration Media

FHF SERIES  

  • Features Galvanized or Lined and Primed Mineral Tanks
  • Side Mount 2 or 2 1/2 Inch Taskmaster II™ Valve
  • Filtration Media

This technical bulletin covers filter media, filtration cycles, Task
Masterä valves, tanks, internals, manganese greensand, multiple
filter systems, options, and application tables.

The media choices for this series of filters are:

  • Fine Sand
  • Filter AG
  • Activated Carbon
  • Multimedia
  • Manganese Greensand
  • Stabilization Media
WATER FILTERS
FILTER MEDIA

Fine Sand has been a standard since the beginning of modern water filtration.  Water King
filter sand is washed and graded to an effective size of 0.55 mm with a Uniformity Coefficient of
1.5 or less.  

Multimedia filters consist of progressively finer layers of anthracite, filter sand (0.55 mm), and
fine garnet sand.  When the filter is backwashed, the bed is graded with the coarse anthracite
on top, the fine sand in the middle, and the even finer, and more dense, garnet sand in the
lowest level. This provides better filtration since the coarse media is first and the lower layers
of the media are finer.  A multimedia filter provides depth filtration. (See picture to the right.)

Activated Carbon is a highly porous organic adsorber.  It removes many organics from water,
particularly those causing taste and odor.  It also catalyzes the breakdown of chlorine to
chlorides eliminating chlorine from water.  Activated carbon removes many of the carcinogenic
trace organics such as pesticides and organic solvents.  Since activated carbon acts as an
adsorber and its adsorption capacity can be exhausted, spent activated carbon must be
periodically removed and replaced with fresh adsorbent. The activated carbon has an effective
size of 0.70 mm with a Uniformity Coefficient of 1.6.

Filter AG is a silicate media, which has a lower specific gravity (than sand) and fluidizes at a
lower backwash rate.  Filter AG requires approximately 30% less backwash flow than sand and
40% less than multimedia. Filter AG has an effective size of 0.56 mm with a Uniformity
Coefficient of 1.66.

Manganese Greensand is a surface-active mineral, which reacts with iron, manganese, and
hydrogen sulfide contained in water.  The greensand serves as an oxidizer and a filter. The
National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) has accepted WATER KING Manganese Greensand
under their process media Standard 61. Greensand has an effective size of 0.30 to 0.35 mm
with a Uniformity Coefficient of 1.6.

Stabilization Media is a mixture of two proprietary media – Calcite and Corosex. These are
calcium carbonate and manganic oxide in granular form. They effectively raise the pH of water
that is not in equilibrium with respect to precipitation of CaCO3. Water treated by this media is
“stable” having a positive Langlier index. Stabilization media is not designed to serve as a filter
but is applied in filtration vessels so the bed can be backwashed to avoid compaction.

Underbedding is included in all filters and is used to properly distribute the backwash flow. The
media is supported by a bed of ¼” x ⅛” washed gravel.  The gravel is tightly graded and of
highest quality to prevent deterioration.