The installation of a Blue Gold watermaker is simple and does not require any special tools.
You can install your watermaker by following one of the flowcharts below. We highly recommend to use a boost pump in order to correctly feed the HP pump and eliminate air bubbles in the circuit.
Anyways an installation without boost pump is allowed, only please take care to keep all the components (from the seawater intake to the HP pump) at least 50 cm below the waterline, and take also care that no air bubbles remain in this part of the plant during the runninig.
Here below the flow diagram: in this installation the flushing of the plant is operated through the existing water pressure system of the boat. By closing the seawater intake ball valve and by opening the flushing ball valve, the pressure pump of the boat starts automatically and operates the flushing of the system. The two ball valves of the scheme can be replaced by one 3-way ball valve.
The following diagram shows the circuit we prefer to suggest for every plant.
In this case a boost pump is installed and it takes also care to flush the entire system. We suggest this scheme, because also the boost pump is flushed by the fresh water, and at the end of the process the saltwater will be eliminated from all the components of the system.
The two ball valves of the scheme can be replaced by one 3-way ball valve. The ball valves can be replaced by solenoid valves, driven from the switch placed in the control panel.
This third diagram shows a system flushed by the existing pressure pump of the boat.
In this case the boost pump won’t be flushed with freshwater. We suggest this circuit only if using our magnetic drive feed pump, which is 100% corrosion resistant and allow that the saltwater remains inside. The two ball valves of the scheme can be replaced by one 3-way ball valve. If solenoid valves are used, is necessary to couple them with 2 check valves.
Some variations are possible to these schemes. Please write our technical department for a consulting.