Substantial Water Needs Met with Poseidon


By MarEx 2017-03-24 09:10:47

Large offshore vessels and drilling platforms have atypical water demands. Daily personal use often pales in comparison to shipboard and production operation needs. FCI Watermakers' high-output Poseidon+ produces 54–103m3/14,265–27,210 gallons of fresh, pure water per day, and is renowned for its reliability, ease of use and low maintenance costs.

Engineered and manufactured in the USA, every part of the Poseidon+ is of unrivaled quality and durability. It's constructed to run non-stop, 24/7, so no aspect is overlooked or undersized. Its components are chosen specifically for their reliability and resultant ease-of-mind.

FCI's Poseidon+ features a continuous-duty, 316 stainless steel, slow turning, high pressure pump to reduce wear on internal components. Its motor is direct-drive, so there are no belts to adjust, align or replace. The watermaker has heavy-duty NEMA 4X automated control valves with manual overrides.

Unlike competitors' systems, the Poseidon+ performs even in water conditions that are less than ideal. High particulate and varying salinity levels are no match for the watermaker. It has an optional strainer that removes large particles, a 240 sq. ft. area pre-filter with pressure differential monitoring and alarming, and a media tank that filters down to 20 microns.

FCI's advanced V4 Controller bears type approval certifications from ABS, GL, Lloyd's Register EMEA, Det Norske Veritas and the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping. With it, operation is simple using the 7" bridge certified hi-res HMI screen. It's mounted in a Class I Div II 316 stainless steel NEMA 4X Electrical enclosure.

 Scheduling processes is easy and intuitive. Once set up, the watermaking operation is fully automatic. Production can be monitored for pressure, flow, temperature and total dissolved solids.

Self-contained on a one-piece skid, the Poseidon+ is easy to install. The powder coated aluminum frame has forklift slots and optional lifting eyes. The unit comes with pipe supports to protect plumbing components and all connections are outboard-mounted.

The Poseidon+ uses only non-proprietary parts and disposables. This lowers long-term costs and widens maintenance options.

FCI Watermakers has a robust global network of authorized dealers and distributors in 60 countries across six continents. If a part is needed while at sea, it can be waiting for the ship's arrival in a distant port.

For 30 years, FCI Watermakers has only built watermakers. Its units are carried on megayachts, workboats, blue water ships, and oil and gas platforms the world over. The company offers models with capacities from 200 to 265,000 gallons per day.

The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.