1 – FIRST START-UP
Carry out this procedure when the watermaker
is started for the first time or during restart after a general stop of many days. (Notably,
following a preservation procedure: biocide in the membranes)
Carrying out the start up procedure, and then returning the report form located at the end of this booklet to the factory (duly
completed, dated and signed) is MANDATORY FOR THE APPLICATION OF GUARANTEE. Never start the watermaker
in a polluted
will clog membranes and chlorine will destroy membranes (risk not covered by the guarantee).
Check the correct connection (pump, filter, vaccum switch…) and the tightening of all water system fittings.
Check the presence of the 5μ cartridge in the filter (not clogged).
Check tightening of electrical
Check that the electrical
voltage supplied corresponds with that of the AQUA-BASE unit, and that the available power-supply is
Open the seawater inlet valve (V0) and the reject (R).
Put the valve (1) in seawater-supply position and the valve (11) must be in the reject position (back to the sea).
Open the air bleed valve (7) of the hydraulic amplifier (6).
Put the unit ON by opening the main breaker on "1".
Start the pump
by pushing the “ON” (green) button (30). Make sure that sea water circulates correctly in the pump
and towards the
5μ filter. For the first starting-up, it’s possible that the low pressure pump emits a noise
with the air is discharged.
If the unit stops after a few seconds (5 sec), check that the inlet valve is opened and the strainer is not clogged. Then restart by
pressing the "ON" (green) button (30).
Let purge the circuit during at least 5 minutes, then close the air bleed valve (7) and check pressure increases progressively.
DRY OPERATION FOR MORE THAN 30 SECONDS WOULD IRREVERSIBLY DAMAGE THE PUMP. THE UNIT WILL STOP IN
LP FAULT MODE IF OPERATED DRY FOR 5 SECONDS
The pressure increases progressively in the system up to 40 / 65 bar (depends version). The production of fresh water is stable after
2 minutes (automatic reject of the production during 2 minutes).
Report the start-up operations on the form found at the end of the book (appendix). Return the copy back to the factory.