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Fact Sheet

OSMO BEV Reverse Osmosis Series

Beverage and Bottled Water Production
The OSMO BEV Reverse Osmosis membrane ele-
ment is engineered to provide beverage plants pro-
duction water with a very high degree of total
dissolved solids (TDS) removal, which is often re-
quired when producing purified water, teas, very
low and sodium free products, and carbonated soft
drinks. The OSMO BEV Reverse Osmosis will produce
treated water with lower levels of hardness, alkalin-
ity, sodium and chloride, and is also the element of
choice on high TDS feed-water streams.
The OSMO BEV Reverse Osmosis membrane ele-
Figure 1: High Flow Rate at Low Pressure Drop
ment is tested and certified by NSF International
against ANSI/NSF Standard 61 for material re-
quirements only. Table 1: Element Specification
Features include a Full-Fit* design that eliminates
Membrane Thin-Film Membrane (TFM*)
the stagnant zone associated with industrial FRP
elements and their brine seals, which can act as a
site for bacterial growth. The OSMO BEV Reverse
Osmosis element forms a flush-fit with the inner Model
Flow average
Salt rejection
Salt rejection
gpd (m3/day)
diameter of the membrane element housing, creat- (NaCl)1 (NaCl)1,
ing a self-cleaning effect. This design also offers less OSMO-BEV-RO-FF2 9,600 (36.3) 99.0 % 98.5 %
pressure resistance than an industrial FRP element, OSMO-BEV-RO-WT-FF2 9,600 (36.3) 99.0 % 98.5 %
resulting in lower brake horsepower and substantial OSMO-BEV-RO-LE-WT-FF3 9,600 (36.3) 98.5 % 98.0 %
energy savings. 1Average salt rejection after 24 hours operation. Individual flow rate may vary
The Osmo BEV Reverse Osmosis membrane is a 2Testing conditions: 2,000 ppm NaCl solution at 225 psig (1,551 kPa) operating

high rejection element following a 100% Wet Test pressure, 77 °F, pH 7.5 and 10% recovery.
Quality Assurance and is available in dry, wet and 3Testing conditions: 500 ppm NaCl solution at 115 psig (793 kPa) operating pres-

sure, 77 °F, pH 7.5 and 10% recovery.

low energy models.
Active Area Part
Model Outer wrap
ft2 (m2) Number

OSMO-BEV-RO-FF 365 (33.9) Full-Fit* 1233032

OSMO-BEV-RO-WT-FF 365 (33.9) Full-Fit* 1266767

OSMO-BEV-RO-LE-WT-FF 365 (33.9) Full-Fit* 3027042

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Figure 1: Element Dimensions Diagram - Female

Table 2: Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions, inches (cm) Boxed

A B2 C3
lbs (kg)

40.0 1.125 7.9 32

(101.6) (2.86) (20.1) (14.5)

40.0 1.125 7.9 35

(101.6) (2.86) (20.1) (16)

40.0 1.125 7.9 35

(101.6) (2.86) (20.1) (16)
1These elements are shipped dry unless mentioned wet.
2Internaldiameter unless specified OD (outside diameter).
3The element diameter (dimension C) is designed for optimum performance in GE

Water & Process Technologies pressure vessels. Others pressure vessel dimension
and tolerance may result in excessive bypass and loss of capacity.

Table 3: Operating and CIP parameters

Typical Operating Pressure OSMO BEV RO: 200 psig (1,379 kPa)1
OSMO BEV RO LE: 110 psig (758kPa) 2

Typical Operating Flux 10-20GFD (15-35 LMH)

Maximum Pressure OSMO BEV RO: 600 psig (4,137 kPa) 1

OSMO BEV RO LE: 400 psig (2,758 kPa) 2

Maximum Temperature Operating: 122°F (50°C)

Cleaning: 122°F (50°C)

Minimum Feed Flow 30 gpm (6.8 m3/hr)

Recommended pH Operating Range pH: 4.0-11.0,

Cleaning Range pH: 2.0-11.5

Recommended Pressure Drop Over an element: 12 psig (83 kPa)

Per housing: 50 psig (345 kPa)

Chlorine Tolerance 1,000+ ppm-hours,

dechlorination recommended

Feedwater NTU < 1

SDI < 5
2OSMO BEV RO LE WET elements

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