HP Watermakers, managing the desalinator

Gianni Zucco, the co-founder of HP Watermakers, presented two absolute novelties to manage the desalinator by the plotter or the smartphone

by Niccolò Volpati

The first innovation from HP Watermakers concerns desalinator management either remotely or from the navigating bridge. The company has developed its interface called Part-NET 2.0 allowing users to view and adjust all the desalinator’s operating parameters. This can be done from the plotter installed on the navigation bridge and its interface is compatible with all the main models such as Garmin, Raymarine, Furuno, Simrad, B&G, and Lowrance.

The “Home” screen of Part-NET 2.0 provides an overview of all the desalinator’s operating data.

What is the purpose of displaying these parameters on the plotter? First, to monitor the desalinator’s operations. Easily and intuitively, you will be able to see how much water the desalinator produces and how long it takes. Also, you will be able to check that everything is functioning correctly, even under working pressure.

In addition to control, however, you can also customise the parameters. To ensure that the desalinator is working properly, you may have to change or adjust certain parameters. The salinity level of the water, for example, is not the same in every part of the world, so being able to adjust this parameter allows the desalinator to always remain equally efficient. With Part-NET 2.0 you can carry out this operation without the need to go down to the engine room and intervene manually on the machine because it can be done from the plotter installed on the navigation bridge. All this can also be managed from a smartphone or tablet, i.e. remotely, if you have an Internet connection. But the innovations presented in Cannes do not stop here.

MWT simply needs to be connected to the tank floats.

The second new feature is called MWT BASIC, an acronym for Marina Water Treatment. This is a portable system for filtering fresh water from the quay, which can also be permanently mounted on board if desired.

Models are available in two versions, from 60 to 120 liters, depending on the size of the boat and water tank capacity.

Why should you filter fresh water provided by marinas? Because it is often very “hard” and full of limestone. And, in the long run, limestone clogs your installations. It happens at home and it also happens on the boat. To avoid this, MTW guarantees a very low degree of water mineralisation thanks to a special membrane and its filtration system without pumps, i.e. without the use of electricity. To start it up, all you have to do is connect it to the tank floats and MWT will take care of filling them automatically without the need to intervene on any valve.

(HP Watermakers, managing the desalinator – Barchemagazine.com – November 2022)