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3M scale control filters for great tasting coffee on show at Essential Café Live!

3 February 2014

Diversified technology company 3M will display its high performance scale reduction filter portfolio on Stand 72 at Essential Café Live! (5 March 2014, Sandown Park).  This includes the Reverse Osmosis Filtration System and the full ScaleGard Pro Range of water filters from 3M.  All are designed to reduce scale build up, helping to minimise equipment service and maintenance costs for coffee shop owners, baristas and contract caterers.

ScaleGard Pro (SPG) Range
The full SPG Range of water filters will be on the stand - SGP115, SGP124, SGP145, SGP165 and SGP195 – catering for a variety of flow rates and lifetime requirements. They include a filtered by-pass through a one micron carbon block to ensure all the water is filtered to a high standard whilst allowing some minerals to remain in the water for optimum beverage taste.

The range features a common head connection to help with upsizing and also allows a product from another range to be retrofitted. Utilising the 3M Sanitary Quick Change (SQC) solution, cartridges can be changed quickly and easily, even by non-skilled staff, and without the need to shut off the water supply.

Large Capacity Scale Reduction Filter
The ScaleGard Pro P1175 Anti-scale Filter provides a high capacity of 6000 litres, which increases convenience for owners and reduces equipment downtime by extending the filter change-out interval. The filter is floor mounted and is available in four versions – fixed bypass models (P1175BN-E and P1175BH) and non-bypass (P1175E and P1175H). The non-bypass versions are designed for use in the steamer market, whilst the fixed bypass versions are designed for the delivery of consistent, quality drinks in coffee machines. 

Reverse Osmosis for Consistent Taste Experiences
For the ultimate solution, there is the ScaleGard LP2 Dual Port Reverse Osmosis System (SGLP2-BL) from 3M, a compact, wall-mounted unit designed to deliver great tasting filtered water every time. The system provides two water qualities for specialty coffee and flash steamer applications, which means that only one filter system is required for all the back-of-house catering equipment typically found in a professional kitchen – from steamers and combi ovens to ice machines, bulk coffee brewers and espresso machines. These are all expensive pieces of equipment to buy and maintain so the elimination of multiple filtration units presents significant cost and time savings.

Using twin RO membranes, the ScaleGard Dual Port Reverse Osmosis System purifies mains water, removing solids and minerals that can cause limescale and corrosion problems typically associated with flash steamers, thereby helping to minimise equipment downtime and servicing costs.  Also, as a non-electric system, with filtration driven by incoming water pressure, the system offers high reliability with low ownership costs, immunity to power outage and enhances energy efficiency.

For water and coffee applications, the ScaleGard Dual Port Reverse Osmosis System provides a second RO-filtered supply, which is recombined with a controlled quantity of mains water via a blending valve to maintain a consistent mineral composition.  This blended water is then passed through a 3M cyst-rated filter to deliver tailored quality softened and particle-free water as the starting point for great-tasting coffee and ice.

See these products in action on the 3M stand (#72) at Essential Café Live! or visit www.3M.co.uk/filtration.

3M and ScaleGard are trademarks of 3M Company.

Media enquiries:
Neesham Public Relations
Contact: Beky Cann
Tel: 01296 628180
Email: bekyc@neesham.co.uk