I may be confused and I am away from my boat, but it seems to me that
the operating instructions are to switch the watermaker on with the
highpressure valve fully counterclockwise UNTIL the quality light
turns green, and then adjust the high pressure to the green range. I
never did understand exactly what quality the green light is
'measuring' since in theory the watermaker would not be making any new
water at that point. Certainly hope this all gets clarified, and in
English as well as French.
ANTARES SM 378
--- In email@example.com, Anne and John Hollamby
I have had an alarming Email from the owner Yves Martin d'AigueperseSM
311, Blue Marine, which I copy below. Can anyone provide helpfulinput
which I will forward as, for some strange reason their attempts tojoin
this site have been rejected.220/24V.
with less than 500 hours.the salt
rate was so high that the test meter was saying: immeasurable, whichmeans
certainly2000 ppm. Mixed in the tanks, I had at that time 1335 ppm, but
more when not mixed with marina water.put on
after 2 minutes, even with no H.P, so with no production. I wastold by
AMEL that it was normal. At that time I was inclined to believeAMEL.
automatism, which is supposed to survey the salt rate, alert in caseof bad
quality and send the water back to sea, was not connected. I couldnot
believe that. Now, I am pretty sure it is the truth.precisely
my questions. He finally had to admit that I was right, it was adeliberate
choice to send water, even salty, in the tanks. All that, withoutany kind
of alarm, and leaving the Good Quality light on. Till when????not
designed for salty water: pump, pipes, expansion tanks, faucets andwithout I
could understand why.technical
docs and explanation which were provided on commissioning of theboat.
spec. I am
still waiting for the answer.everyone
should test his equipment: It is easy to see if the good qualitylight gets
on according to a chronometric basis (~2 min) even without waterprobe.
Fortunately, it is not as bad as your salt water problem.in when
in function: cavitations with high pressure destroys the valves;This can
happen if your anti-pulse device is not functioning well, or if airenters
because the boat is listed(?) on portside; The recommended primarypump is
not installed on our boats, and all the water (Engine, genset,toilets, .)
enters by the same hole.application
form, had an acknowledgement of receipt, and a few days latter,received a
mail saying : Not admitted, without explanation.speaking
people. An exchange/ translation could be interesting, but probably(+70% in 4
years). As for you??? Do you know, through the forum, of acomparative
have received the watermaker parts, and we will not be connectedbefore
Bonaire, in 3 to 4 weeks.exchanges
with Dessalator. Your are not obliged to read. It is in French, butI am
quite sure yours is good enough to understand, and you could findsome help
from other Yachties.