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Old 18-06-2013, 15:41   #16
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Re: How Long Should the WaterMaker Run Before it Cuts Out - Dessalator D60

I have also found it more cantankerous when I have installed a new filter.
For whatever reason after the new filter becomes ? completely saturated then it runs very smoothly. Don't know if that is really the reason but it certainly has been repetitive until the new filter is used a little. It also makes me feel I have discovered something new instead of saying what the @#$%^& is wrong now?
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Re: How Long Should the WaterMaker Run Before it Cuts Out - Dessalator D60

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PS. the seawater temperature is about 21 degrees here now, I wouldn't expect peak volume produced unless the water was a lot warmer, maybe 30 degrees?
We haven't precisely measured but we definitely produce more water the warmer it is.
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Re: How Long Should the WaterMaker Run Before it Cuts Out - Dessalator D60

OK Jenijane and I just ran some experiments out of interest.
Water temp is 25 C
when running the WM at the lower edge of the green it draws 30A and produces 30l/h as measured at the output (on the display this is about the middle of the silver float)
when running the WM at the upper edge of the green it draws 36A and produces 36l/h
as measured at the output (again on the display it correlates to about the middle of the float)
So the conclusion is either way, it will produce 1 l /amp in the current conditions (temp and salinity etc) So its best to run it in the lower green where it seems more stable for longer periods, than to babysit it at the higher end of the green, unless we are in a hurry and want to produce water 20% faster.
Our solar setup puts out 30A when the sun is shining so its a nice balance to make hay (or water) while the sun shines
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