Hey there....in response to you question on the watermaker and
washing machine...I too like to make water while doing the wash.
Until lately I have not had a problem running the both together. In
Dec I found that my high pressure pump was leaking...Amel indicated I
would need tho have the pump rebuilt. At the same time the genset had
a hard time starting the watermaker and would kick the breaker unless
I started the watermaker with no other load. In in the Virgins
waiting for my Raymarine GPS and autopilot to be repaired so I could
sail down to Martinque to get the pump rebuilt....well today when
atempting to make water...the pump now stalls the Genset...my bet
more $$$ than just a rebuild....of course only 3 months out of
warranty. One would think the think would last for more than 200
hrs... Paul Camp SM418 Lady H WDB5667@...
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As promised, here is the word on Dessalator water makers. It comesvia their
UK agent who met with Patrick, the number two at Dessalator lastweekend. I
was hoping to forward an email from them, but to date it has notarrived.
probe functional. The diverter valve will only send the water to theand the
salinity probe detects that there is a low enough salt content. Thereason
why my short circuit test of the probe did nothing is that in orderto
prevent erosion of salinity tester probes, the polarity in reversedsome 500
times per second. Short circuiting does not simulate salty water. Iguess
the only way to test it would be to cap the probe hole and dunk theprobe in
a cup full of salt water.shut down,
but diverts the water overboard. The green 'water good' LED willalso change
common problem being that the membranes clog up, causing reducedoutput. It
is possible that an O seal will fail or that a membrane end capmight split.
However, if this happens, the salinity probe will detect bad waterand
immediately operate the diverter valve to send the bad water overthe side.
The symptoms of a perforated membrane would be an increased flowrate above
normal and a low pressure indication.Dessalator water
makers are perfectly safe and should a membrane failure occur, theywill
fail to a safe condition.about
you, but when I am using the washing machine, I do try and use thegen set
to advantage by also running the water maker to replace the waterused.
Unfortunately, I cannot run my 160 l/h unit at more than about 80l/h, else
the gen set trips. Does anyone else find this happens? Maybe I havea slack
circuit breaker on the Onan. It should trip at 30 amps AC.not good
practice. The reason is that the membranes are constructed byrolling up the
material like a roll of wall paper. In order for the membranes toachieve a
perfect seal, they need to be under pressure, else sea water canwork its
way from the centre of the roll to the outside, maybe atconcentrations just
below the salinity probe detecting unsafe water. It will be OK butnot taste
quite so good.equipment, which
I have always found to be excellent. The latest models have anautomatic
back flush, which may be beneficial if you don't use your watermaker
regularly. M. Wagner says that it is only necessary to back flushif you are
not using the system for a period of 10 days or so, but automaticflushing
might improve the taste and prolong the membrane life if you forget.back flush
is feasible on our circuit boards, and at what cost. I will postthe answer.