Inland waterways demand grows
The rising number of people living on board – particularly in London – is leading to a growing interest in watermakers.
That’s the finding of Fischer Panda UK that is developing an option for a watermaker aimed specifically at the inland waterways market.
“More people are living on board away from a freshwater source,” explained sales and marketing director Chris Fower. “A different treatment process is needed. We need to think about filtration and chemically treated water which has its own challenges.
“We’re working with the factory to be able to offer an off-the-shelf item.”
And Chris explained that the company is also seeing demand for watermakers that incorporate an auto fresh water flush that helps to reduce long-term maintenance of a watermaker.
“Salt water sat inside a membrane will start to foul and destroy it,” said Chris. “A fresh water flush will extend its life. It cleans what’s left of the sediment and cleans the system through.”
Fischer Panda supplies the full Parker range of watermakers including Horizon Reverse Osmosis, Sea Recovery and Village Marine with outputs available from 22 litres an hour up to thousands of litres per hour.
“Village Marine is a stripped back system with fewer electronics; HRO is the middle of the range – it’s semi-automated and requires some input from the user while Sea Recovery is the top of the range premium brand,” said Chris.
“The Sea Recovery is NEEMA 2000 compatible and suitable for integration with existing boat systems. It can talk to anything with an NEEMA panel.”
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