Originally Posted by Palarran
It's interesting that you all test your product water
regularly. Does the sample ever read different? And if so, what would you do to correct it?
On Diva we plumbed the output from the Schenker via 3 way tap to the tank vent.
Sample the output with a TDS meter everytime we run it, before diverting to the tank. We did have high TDS readings once and it was caused by a leak in the membrane housing between the salt-in and the product...it was an O-ring seal that failed....easily fixed and no salt water
in the tank.
We also kept the tank full to the brim...ran the watermaker
every two days until the tank was full...that way if it did fail we had full tanks
to be going on with.
On Elyse the watermaker
is in the engine
room with controls and a sampling port in the galley
...the product is plumbed through a flow meter in the galley
directly to the 1000 litre tank. We keep it pretty full and if a sample is bad when first running the watermaker, the salt
contamination in 1000 litres is minimal before we shut it down...hasn't happened yet.