Freshwater generator can cut power consumption by 70%
Alfa Laval’s new AQUA Blue S-type freshwater generator claims to cut power consumption by almost 70% saving operators both cost and efficiency.
When first introduced in 2008, Alfa Laval’s AQUA freshwater generation technology cut seawater needs and pump-related power consumption in half. This new technology goes one step further, to reduce power consumption to just one-third that of conventional freshwater generators.
“AQUA freshwater generation technology revolutionised energy use in a very well-established application,” said Alex Jönsson, global business manager for Alfa Laval freshwater generators.
“With the AQUA Blue S-type, we further reduce the energy-related costs for ship owners – as well as the installation costs for shipyards.”
The new AQUA Blue S-type uses the same 3-in-1 AQUA plate technology as the original C-type configuration. But it maximises energy efficiency and capacity-to-footprint ratio by making use of the vessel’s existing seawater cooling system pumps.
This effectively shrinks the already small AQUA Blue footprint by up to 15%.
Besides its smaller footprint, the AQUA Blue S-type offers shipyards a considerable amount of new flexibility, including a range of connection alternatives.
Because it makes use of the vessel’s seawater cooling system pumps, it employs a smaller ejector and a smaller, separately installed ejector pump. Likewise, the pipework can be both shorter and smaller in diameter.
In addition, the S-type handles a wider span of pressures, which means the configuration can be adapted to the highest or lowest water level.
SVITZER is the largest global company within towage and related services. We employ over 4000 employ... Read more
To perform volume/ temperature measurements, sampling, calculations, and reporting to ensure that th... Read more
Would you like to work in an exciting and pivotal role within the Maritime Services business functio... Read more
Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm. Read more
We are looking for an experienced and talented Digital Marketing Executive to join our award winning... Read more