I apologise if this has already been answered elsewhere - if so, I cannot locate the post.
I have a RO watermaker
membrane powered by a CAT 227 pump, run off an engine
driven pulley, capable of producing about 60lph according to the manual on board. I have not used the watermaker
, but it had been regularly pickled. The previous owner (for some reason) operated the unit with the raw water
filters removed, so I removed the membrane and flushed it with demineralised water
as best I could - some black residue emerged. I have stored the membrane and flush it with demin water
regularly while I try to fix my other issue, which is the high pressure elbow
snapped off in the delivery
manifold section of the CAT pump. This is very shallow in depth
, and with a 10-12mm thread now stuck in there an easy-out is not an option.
Does anyone know where (in Australia) I can get the membrane checked for integrity or serviced?
Also any good locations (worldwide) to have the CAT pump serviced/repaired?
For some reason the original installation
used the nickel/aluminium/bronze alloy pump head
instead of the stainless one - this I will probably change.