How Much Will My Membrane System Cost?
With some basic information, we can help you develop a budget for a membrane treatment system for your utility. The budget estimate for a reverse osmosis system usually would encompass the major process components:
|✓ Included in Estimate:
||Χ This estimate would not include items that are highly variable and site-specific, such as:|
|✓ The cartridge filters on pre-strainers
✓ Membrane feed pumps
✓ Epoxy-coated, fiberglass support frame
✓ Pressure vessels
✓ Membrane elements
✓ Skid piping and valving
✓ R/O instrumentation and controls
✓ Cleaning system
✓ Engineering, installation supervision, start-up training
Χ The process building
Services that would be provided include preparation of engineering submittals, providing Operation and Maintenance manuals, installation supervision and operator training. Please note the cost can vary tremendously depending on type of equipment selected, level of instrumentation and controls desired, incorporation of specialty items such as energy recovery devices, local construction considerations, and degree of redundancy required in equipment.
This is a planning-level estimate and we try to be conservative for budgetary purposes. We hope this will help with your planning process.
If you are considering implementing membrane treatment, we highly recommend performing a pilot test first to confirm the operation and develop cost-effective design parameters. Harn provides full pilot services from equipment rental, start-up and training, through design parameter development.