Fischer Panda UK launches H20 ECO Energy Recovery watermaker
Fischer Panda UK is introducing a new H20 ECO Series of reverse osmosis water desalination systems, which it says answers the significant demand from boatbuilders and sailboat owners for a low power, high output watermaker.
The Parker Hannifin unit is engineered for small to mid-size sail boats and catamarans that have limited power options, providing reliable production of up to 400 or 600 gallons per day (GPD) of safe water for drinking and cooking.
Incorporating patent pending energy recovery technology, Fischer Panda UK say the automatic H2O ECO provides up to 14.2% more power efficiency compared to other leading watermaker brands, drawing just one Amp for approximately three litres of water production.
Due to the unit’s minimal maintenance requirement and fully automated operation, it’s said boat owners can install the compact Energy Recovery watermaker into tight spaces as daily access isn’t necessary.
Specifically designed for leisure marine applications and works with AC or DC power, the company says the watermaker is ideal for boat owners who do not have a generator onboard.
“We are very excited to offer this revolutionary system developed by the experts at Parker to feature the latest reliable technology,” Chris Fower, sales and marketing director, Fischer Panda UK. “The incredibly low power consumption is very impressive, with relatively few Amps required for an output which will be more than sufficient for most mid-size sailboat owners.
“Combine the power saving with the units’ small footprint for adaptable installation, automatic operation and easy maintenance and we have an exceptional watermaker which is the perfect solution for many power conscious OEMs and sailboat owners. The DC operation gives another level of redundancy for owners who do not have space or the need for a generator. We anticipate huge interest from anyone with limited onboard power looking for the most efficient unit capable of producing potable water from any ocean around the world.”
The H2O ECO units, measuring 283mm (h) x 487mm (l) x 627mm (w) and weighing 54 to 57kg, feature a completely enclosed, compact unit in a powder coated aluminium frame.