Accession Number : AD0271678

Title :   IMPROVEMENTS FOR ADVANCED-BASE VAPOR-COMPRESSION DISTILLATION UNITS

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s) : WILLIAMS,J.S.

Report Date : 15 JAN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The need for dependable sea-water conversion equipment has been long standing. An underlying cause of trouble is lack of experience on the part of those responsible for the operation of the equipment. The solution seems to be simplification both of operating procedures and the mechanical design of sea-water conversion units. Efforts to achieve simplicity resulted in the development of devices and techniques which improved the dependability of the equipment. A feedwater controller for use on diesel-powered stills and a blowdown controller for universal use have greatly reduced the chances for operator error. They permit automatic operation, with assured production of distillate at a constant rate. The substitution of smaller engines improved the economic performance of stills. This was possible because of the Laboratory-developed method of scale-free operaton. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DISTILLING PLANTS, *SEA WATER, NAVAL EQUIPMENT, VAPOR PRESSURE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE