Spectra Watermakers, specialists in energy-efficient desalination systems announced last week the launch of a new line of controllers for their compact and ultra-efficient desalination products – the Ventura 150, Ventura 200 and Catalina 340 Remote Manual watermakers.
Featuring a simplified remote manual controller, the new devices can be easily mounted in convenient locations and offer basic control of the watermaker without the automation and real-time diagnostics offered by the more advanced Spectra Connect controller. This makes the remote manual system a competitively priced option for boat builders, hands-on sailors and price-conscious end-users who want the quality and water production of a Spectra system without full automation, but with the added convenience of easy three-button remote operation.
In traditional reverse osmosis watermakers, reject brine exits the membranes under pressure, up to 1000 PSI (69 Bar). Spectra’s integrated energy recovery pump technology recovers up to 90% of that lost energy by channeling the high-pressure brine to the underside of the pump piston, reducing the energy used to pressurise the next stroke.
All Spectra watermakers adjust automatically, as part of the hydraulic design, to changes in water temperature and salinity, so there is no need to make adjustments in different climates, bays, rivers or oceans. With the addition of the Ventura 150, Ventura 200 and Catalina 340, Spectra is now making the highest level of energy efficient watermakers available to customers in three different levels of control: fully automated with Spectra