Am currently cruising through the med and trying to install a watermaker
as i go (no easy task i can tell you!). Bought a 50 liter an hour version (Baitek) from an Italian mob
called MZ Electronic and due to a bunch of hold ups wasnt able to get it installed by them and now they have my cash they are not helping with any advice on install
So ive been slowly doing it myself as i can find parts
as i go but the result hasnt been as expected / promised (25 liters an hour not 50) so im hoping you guys can shed some light on what i can do to improve my first take installation
. Im probably doing a few things wrong but the instructions that came with the unit were pretty basic!
is in in the starboard engine
room since thats where the existing throughhull was located. Dont plan to keep it there once we haul out
at end of season but for now it was the easiest place. Pics attached.
The pumps and filter (5 micron) are all located below the water
line but the need to fit the ro unit above the waterline maybe is causing the loss of performance?
Also im not happy that for now im running the brine up another meter or so vertically from there to discharge over the side.
Under operation the pumps are getting good voltage feed (<.1 v loss).
pressure not so good - jumps between 8 bar and 12 bar with each cylce of the ro pump. The brine flow also goes up to a gush then down to a trickle every few seconds. Thought maybe air was the issue here but cant locate any problems. So is it the vertical lift
only thats the issue?
Appreciate any advice for the quick fix now for next month or so as well as ideas on a better longer term install once i can do thu hulls etc.
Also goes without saying AVOID MZ Electronic. Despite claims of reps all over the med if they wont return calls or emails thats not much help....