The new Alfa Laval AQUA Blue S-type freshwater generator cuts power consumption by almost 70%
When it was introduced in 2008, Alfa Laval’s AQUA freshwater generation technology cut seawater needs and pump-related power consumption in half. With today’s AQUA Blue S-type, the need for electrical power is further reduced – to just one-third that of conventional freshwater
The new AQUA Blue S-type uses the same 3-in-1 AQUA plate technology as the original Ctype configuration. But it maximizes energy efficiency and capacity-to-footprint ratio by making use of the vessel’s existing seawater cooling system pumps. This cuts electrical power needs by 70% compared to conventional freshwater generators, and it shrinks the already small AQUA Blue footprint by up to 15%.
“AQUA freshwater generation technology revolutionized energy use in a very well-established application,” says Alex Jönsson, Global Business Manager for Alfa Laval freshwater generators. “With the AQUA Blue S-type, we further reduce the energy-related costs for ship owners – as well as the installation costs for shipyards.”