Parker launches new desalinators
London, August 3, 2010
The Racor division of UK-based Parker Hannifin, a leader in motion and control technologies, has launched a new range of reverse osmosis watermakers developed to offer fresh water independence in marine applications.
The new Village Marine LT series desalinators provide a reliable supply of fresh water for drinking, ice, showers, dishwashers and laundry onboard working marine vessels, and luxury yachts, where dock water supplies are unreliable, a statement said.
The watermakers use innovative and high efficiency spiral wound membranes, which remove impurities, such as salt, minerals and organics, from sea, brackish, fresh and tap water.
These membranes use the highest grade polyamide thin film composite materials to ensure ultimate integrity and performance, while a sediment pre-filter removes particulates down to 5 micron.
They also incorporate an automatic diversion valve, which diverts water overboard if the quality drops below acceptable standards.
The units feature a compact, semi-modular frame design that can be mounted above or below the water line, providing optimum installation flexibility, with boost pump and pre-filters being supplied separately for fitting elsewhere in the vessel.
In addition, the compact high pressure pump head is constructed from corrosion resistant stainless steel to ensure that it can withstand the aggressive seawater environment.
A magnetic drive, low pressure pump provides up to 10psi of boost pressure to the filtration system; the latter uses lifetime seals to minimise maintenance requirements, according to the statement.
The LT Series desalinators incorporate a number of features that makes them extremely user friendly. For example, the units have a flowmeter to keep track of freshwater production and a digital water quality monitor that displays the purity of the water produced.
Additionally, they are supplied with a freshwater flush system as standard, as well as the option for timed automatic flushes, with adjustable interval durations for set and forget flushing.
The models also feature electrical control panels for motor starter and pump control, which is classified as Nema 4X, ensuring that it is resistant to falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, ice, dust, water and corrosion.
The LT Series watermakers are available in a range of models with capacities ranging from 400 to 1,800 gallons per day (1.5 – 6.8 cu m per day), the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service