What is a Reverse Osmosis Tank and How Does it Work?
A reverse osmosis tank is a hydropneumatic pressure tank designed to fit beneath the sink and inline with your reverse osmosis system. The reverse osmosis tank is a storage tank, collecting the water being gradually purified by the reverse osmosis membrane. The reverse osmosis filtration process is a slow one. That's why you need a water tank, to accumulate water using RO filter.
Do you need a tank for reverse osmosis?
Small reverse osmosis units need a storage tank because they make water very slowly. Without a tank, a typical under-sink RO unit would put out only a small trickle of water when the thirsty user opened the faucet.
How long do RO tanks last?
If you adjust the air in a tank and do regular maintenance for RO system: 5-10 years. We recommend changing RO tank at least every 5 years
How do I know if my RO tank is bad?
1. Slow, or very little water.
2. It is not possible to adjust air/water pressure in a tank
3. Water smells
4. The age of my tank is more than 5 years.
How do I check my reverse osmosis tank pressure?
How do I increase the pressure in my RO tank?
How to Re-Pressurize Your Tank:
- Turn off the feed water supply to the RO.
- Drain the old tank completely thru the spigot.
- Close the tank's Ball Valve. ...
- Disconnect the YELLOW line from the tank valve.
- Locate the pressure valve under the blue cap on the tank.
- Use an Air Pressure gauge to check the current Air Pressure
Its is easy if you got an air pump with accurate air pressure meter :
Call us, if you need a consultation or new RO Tank:
(929) 357 4522
PS: Average estimates for new RO Tank installation is only 50$ labor( ClearLifeNY's technician visit)+ 50$ (for parts: RO Tank), so total only 100$.
(Brooklyn, Queens) For other locations, the price can be different.