Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Watermaker and transmission fluid
Hi Bill,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Not sure that's "another" perspective, but one certainly can't blame any manufacturer for making things "idiot proof" or "child proof", although that can be a turnoff for customers who are neither.
My watermaker has a high pressure gauge marked in bars and psi plus a product water flow gauge (clear tube thingy with ball float and graduations marked for lpm and gph), Crank up the pressure until the product flow is 20 gph and check the hi pressure for fine tuning. Does the Dessalator not have a product water flow gauge? Ah, those Frenchies!
Cheers, Craig SN68
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Here is another prospective...I am not sure which is right.
I was in manufacturing for many years. All manufactures have to be very careful that their products are not misused because the umbrella generation will sue when something goes wrong that they were "allowed" to do.
The Dessalator system has a "green" zone for the high pressure setting, which makes it simple and easy to use for half of users that do not know what they do not know. Probably, what many of us would like to see is BAR at specific salinity and temperature...BUT, Dessalator knows that they have to design something for the simple-minded user. Therefore, since they are basically forced to make the watermaker "child proof" we have the green zone on the HP gauge. And, since we have the green zone, a non-expert could and probably would over-pressurize for fresh or brackish water, which will cause issues.
I used the term "child proof" with the product development folks that reported to me. I would always ask if the new product was child proof and for their explanation...they knew what I meant.