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R e v e r s e O s m o s i s D e s a l i n a t o r s
Aqua WhisperTM and Ultra WhisperTM
Providing fresh water--and peace of mind--to boat owners worldwide
For over 20 years, Sea ABS certificate of
Recovery Reverse Osmosis approval
(R.O.) Desalinators have been
providing fresh, pure water to sail and In 1985, Sea Recovery set the
power boats worldwide. Our products standard by becoming the only R.O.
feature intelligent design, marine-grade Desalination manufacturer to gain Full
materials, and a craftsman's attention to detail.The Product Line Acceptance by the ABS (American
result is a reliable, long-lasting watermaker trusted by boat Bureau of Shipping).And today we are still the only
owners everywhere. manufacturer to achieve that certification.
The best fit for your boat CE approval
Whether you own a small craft or a mega-yacht, we have a All Sea Recovery systems are CE Approved and meet stringent
watermaker with the right capacity and configuration to suit you. safety requirements.
Our Ultra Whisper and Aqua Whisper models provide a range of
watermaking capacities, from 170 U.S. gallons (644 litres) to 1,500 NMMA membership
U.S. gallons (5,678 litres) per day. And because each model is For over 20 years, Sea Recovery has been an active member in good
configured a little differently, you have optimal flexibility in selecting standing with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).
the system that best fits into your boat's available space.
Certifications and standards
Full testing and worldwide service In a continuous effort to achieve the highest possible quality,
Each and every system is fully tested and ready to produce water Sea Recovery manufactures all equipment to industry standards set
upon installation, with design and construction that enables easy forth by marine and industrial institutions, including the ASME,ASTM,
maintenance. And if you ever need assistance, our worldwide service API,AWWA, NEC, and NEMA. Our equipment also meets certain
network is there to help, regardless of your location. military specifications and several other rigorous standards and
The Aqua WhisperTM Advantage
Sea Recovery's Aqua Whisper R.O. desalinators are designed and constructed
for years of high performance. Here are a few of the reasons these
watermakers stand apart from the competition:
The Touch Pad Control Microprocessor-controlled
Panel allows simple touch electronics offer boat owners
operations and provides illu- state-of-the-art technology
minated status indication. and reliability.
Touch Pad Remote Control con- Vibration Isolator
veniently gives your system status Mounts dampen vibra-
and allows operation from a sec- tion and noise.**
ond location on the boat.
ly designed for
reverse osmosis, offers
durability, corrosion resistance,
and longevity. It's also 10dB
quieter--that's 10 times quieter--
Commercial Pre-Filter and than other pumps.
Oil/Water Separators provide
unparalleled particulate and
oil removal at no extra
Fiberglass Pressure Vessels eliminate corrosion and
offer a stronger and more durable housing for the
High-Pressure Fittings are stainless
The Fresh Water Flush feature automatically flushes steel and offer a double O-Ring Seal
your system with fresh water after each use. And to prevent the leakage and stress
when the system is not in use, a unique timing fea- cracking that can occur with lower-
ture allows it to automatically flush itself once quality pipe threads.
every seven days.**
* Commercial Pre-Filter and Oil/Water Separator housing and elements are offered FREE OF CHARGE, if requested at time of initial order.
**Also applies to the Ultra Whisper models.
Aqua WhisperTM Frame Model No:
17, 25, 33, 50, 63 Gallons Per Hour | 63, 95, 126, 189, 237 Litres Per Hour SRC AWF 400-1
SRC AWF 600-1
SRC AWF 800-1
SRC AWF 800-2
SRC AWF 1200-2
SRC AWF 1500-2
The workhorse Aqua Whisper Frame (AWF) water, so it's perfect for large and mega-sized The AWF features a stainless steel triplex
has proven itself time and again under difficult yachts. It draws its power from the vessel's plunger pump that's specifically designed for
sea conditions, making it a favorite of boat onboard generator, and can be installed in seawater, and a unique drive assembly
owners and outfitters worldwide.This system various locations such as engine room composed entirely of marine-grade materials.
produces from 400 to 1,500 U.S. gallons (1,514 compartments. The result? A reliable, powerful, smooth-
to 5,678 litres) per day of safe, clean, potable running watermaker.
Aqua WhisperTM Compact Model No:
17, 25, 33, 50, 63 Gallons Per Hour | 63, 95, 126, 189, 237 Litres Per Hour SRC AWC 400-1
SRC AWC 600-1
SRC AWC 800-1
SRC AWC 800-2
SRC AWC 1200-2
SRC AWC 1500-2
The Aqua Whisper Compact (AWC) capabilities.The high-efficiency booster pump settees to closets and engine room
Desalinator combines small size, efficiency, can be mounted remotely at a location compartments. Recommended for small to
and quiet operation due to its stainless steel closer to the seacock. With a height of only midsize power and sail boats, the AWC's
triplex plunger pump.The AWC is 30% 14 inches (356mm), the AWC can be daily watermaking capacity ranges between
smaller than the Aqua Whisper Frame, yet it installed in a wide range of locations 400 to 1,500 U.S. gallons (1,514 to 5,678
still delivers the identical watermaking onboard, from spaces under berths and litres), depending upon the model selected.
Aqua WhisperTM Modular Model No:
17, 25, 33, 50, 63 Gallons Per Hour | 63, 95, 126, 189, 237 Litres Per Hour SRC AWM 400-1
SRC AWM 600-1
SRC AWM 800-1
SRC AWM 800-2
SRC AWM 1200-2
SRC AWM 1500-2
The Aqua Whisper Module (AWM) brings placing them in any available space onboard Touch Pad Control Panel for easy operation.
quiet watermaking and tremendous to best fit the specific layout of the boat.The Daily watermaking capacity ranges between
installation flexibility to boats that are tight AWM's components can be tucked away 400 to 1,500 U.S. gallons (1,514 to 5,678
on space. All of the components needed for under berths and settees, and in closets and litres), depending upon the model.
R.O. desalination can be custom installed by engine rooms.The system comes with the
Aqua WhisperTM 170 Model No:
7 Gallons Per Hour | 27 Litres Per Hour SRC AW170 12VDC
SRC AW170 24VDC
SRC AW170 110AC
SRC AW170 220AC
Owners of small sail and power boats can tight spaces that previously couldn't accom- Installation Kits, included with every
enjoy fresh water at an affordable price, modate a watermaker, and its low-amperage system, contain all necessary items
thanks to the unique Aqua Whisper 170. It is power requirements (12 or 24 VDC, and 110 needed to install your SRC
designed and engineered to provide low- or 220 VAC) make it an efficient, convenient Watermaker.
volume watermaking in a compact, easily choice for small-boat owners.
maintained package.The AW 170 can fit into
Valve Chamber...controls Ultra quiet...virtually Optional polishing for a
pressure cycles no noise sleek look
Manifold...directs Pressure Regulation
Simplistic design with
Pressure Booster minimal parts...eases
Chamber...exchanges repair, troubleshooting,
brine energy to feed and maintenance
Elegant yet rugged...
investment casting, light-weight,
The ultimate in automated, quiet and efficient watermakers
Sea Recovery's new Ultra WhisperTM water. An ingeniously designed manifold and a Membrane
Desalinator--with its unique EfficientSeaTM two-valve flow control system deliver smooth,
Energy Transfer technology--brings efficient, constant, fault-free automatic operation with Low Pressure Feed
Low Pressure Feed Low
Low Pressure Brine
compact, extraordinarily quiet watermaking to no valves to adjust.
small and midsize power or sail boats.
The Ultra Whisper's high-performance design High Pressure
The unit's Energy Transfer Device eliminates is created from Super Austenetic Stainless
the need for a high-pressure pump, reducing Steel, a very high-alloy stainless steel with ele-
the electricity consumption of the R.O. vated Molybdenum content and strengthened
system by as much as 75%. The R.O. process with Nitrogen, which increases resistance to
is achieved by recovering energy from the pitting and crevice corrosion.This added
pressurized brine discharge and transferring strength makes it truly superior to competi-
that energy to relatively low-pressurized feed tors' models. Patented Technology
Ultra WhisperTM Modular Model No:
8, 17, 25 Gallons Per Hour | 32, 63, 95 Litres Per Hour SRC UWM 200-1
SRC UWM 400-1
SRC UWM 600-1
The new Ultra Whisper Modular (UWM) custom installed by placing them in any avail- a quiet, efficient watermaking system that can
Desalinator is ideal for sail and power boats able space onboard, such as under berths and fit any boat perfectly.
with limited onboard power--and even less settees, and in closets and engine rooms.
onboard space. It easily adapts to virtually any Everything that's needed to install the UWM
boat design and installation location.The com- system is included in one complete package.
ponents needed for R.O. desalination are The flexibility of this modular system provides
Ultra WhisperTM Compact Model No:
8, 17, 25 Gallons Per Hour | 32, 63, 95 Litres Per Hour SRC UWC 200-1
SRC UWC 400-1
SRC UWC 600-1
The new Ultra Whisper Compact (UWC) partments.And, an open designed frame
Desalinator allows for easy installation in allows easy access to the system's internal
boats that previously did not have room for components during regularly scheduled
a conventional R.O. system. Now, installation maintenance. Now, small and midsize power
sites can include spaces under berths and or sail boats have a new option for providing
settees, and in closets and engine room com- fresh, clean water onboard.
Sea Recovery Options and Accessories
Genuine Sea Recovery Quality Multi Media Filter
To keep your Sea Recovery R.O. desalinator Assembly
in top running condition for many years, we Using a graduated media
recommend using only genuine Sea filter bed consisting of
Recovery options and accessories.These gravel and sand, the
high-quality products will enable you to safe- Multi Media Filter traps
ly operate and monitor your system as they suspended solids larger
protect the quality of your drinking water. than 30 microns,
All of the products below are options/acces- extending cartridge
sories for the Aqua Whisper models; the filter life. It's
Fresh Water Flush and the Ultraviolet recommended for boats in
Sterilizer are enhancements for the Ultra areas where the feed water has a high
Whisper models as well. concentration of suspended particles and
biological growth such as plankton. Inlet and
Touch Pad Remote Control outlet pressure gauges are included.
The convenient SRC MMF/AW, 15" L x 10.5" W x 21.5" H
Touch Pad 381mm x 266.70mm x 546.10mm
gives system status
and allows opera- Separator
tion from other locations on the boat.This The Oil/Water
system gives you wired remote control of Separator protects the
three basic operations--Start, Stop, and R.O. membranes from
Fresh Water Flush activation--plus four illu- oily or polluted water
minated status indications: Power On, Fresh Water Flush sources.Through a coa-
System On, Pure Water, and Fresh Water The Fresh Water Flush greatly extends the lescing process, any oil
Flush. The remote system includes a neutral life of the R.O. membranes by rinsing them present in the feed
gray flush-mountable remote panel and 75 with fresh water after each use. It will water is separated out,
feet of installation cable. remove saltwater from the system's internal extending the life and
parts and flush the membrane with clean, efficiency of the system's membranes and
SRC R/AW, 4.75" L x 2.75" H increasing water purity.
120.65mm x 69.85mm fresh water.This prevents saltwater corro-
sion of the internal parts and reduces SRC OWS/AW, 13" L x10.75" W x 16.75" H
Commercial biological fouling of the R.O. membrane. And 330.20mm x 273.05mm x 425.45mm
Pre-Filter when the system is not being used, a unique
timing feature allows it to automatically flush Clean Rinse Valve Panel
Pre-Filter replaces the itself once every seven days. The Clean Rinse
Standard Dual Valve allows for easy
SRC FWF/AW, 18.5" H x 12.625" L x 8" D R.O. membrane
Pre-Filter, providing 469.90mm x 320.68mm x 203.20mm
longer intervals maintenance and system rinsing.
between necessary SRC CRV, 14" L x 3.25" W x 3.75" H
filter cleaning and 355.60mm x 82.55mm x 95.25mm
extra-long-life filter guards the R.O. mem-
branes by filtering the feed water to a
5 micron rating.A pressure gauge and a Soft Motor Starter
bleed valve are included. The Soft Motor Starter
(SMS) reduces amps
SRC CPF/AW, 13" L x 10.75" W x 16.75" H Ultraviolet Sterilizer needed for start-up by
330.20mm x 273.05mm x 425.45mm The Ultraviolet Sterilizer is the final filtra- more than 50%, allow-
tion process where 99.8% of all ing operation with
microorganisms, including reproducing bacte- smaller generators.
ria and viruses, are sterilized. Replacement
U.V. lamps are also available. SRC SMS, 5.875" W x 5" H x 4.5" D
149.23mm x 127mm x 114.30mm
SRC UV/AW, 14" L x 3.25" W x 3.25" H
355.60mm x 82.55mm x 82.55mm
Sea Recovery's Coral SeaTM
, Tasman SeaTM and North SeaTM
Coral SeaTM Modular
Fresh water in high volume Coral SeaTM Tasman SeaTM
From the Bahamas to the Bering Sea, when 1,800 to 6,300 U.S. gallons per day 4,700 to 17,500 U.S. gallons per day
there's a need for fresh water in high 6,822 to 23,877 litres per day 17,791 to 66,245 litres per day
volume, our High Seas SeriesTM of commer-
The new Coral Sea models have been re- Our Tasman Sea models are the next step
cial-grade R.O. Desalinators are the ideal
designed to offer higher watermaking up in watermaking capacity, with the power
choice.They are delivered as complete sys-
capacities and even quieter, more efficient to supply pure, fresh water to small hotels,
tems with all plumbing included, so they're
operation compared to previous models. large villas, oil platforms, and small cruise
ready to produce water immediately after
Their more powerful production capabilities ships.
make them ideal for mega-yachts, commer- North SeaTM
All High Seas systems are constructed with cial fishing vessels, work boats, oil rigs, and
a lightweight, epoxy-coated frame and utilize charter boats, and for onshore facilities as 10,000 to 44,000 U.S. gallons per day
only the highest quality marine-grade mate- villas, small hotels, and private residences. 37,854 to 166,558 litres per day
rials and components.And, they're backed by
The new models feature a state-of-the-art When a huge volume of fresh water is
Sea Recovery's technical support group,
controller with a user-friendly LCD touch- needed--regardless of location or condi-
screen interface and a Programmable Logic tions--it's our North Sea models that get
Controller (PLC) for easier operation.We've the call.These systems have the power to
incorporated all stainless steel piping, hard supply fresh water to large hotels, cruise
plumbing, and Chemical Duty motors into ships, villages, and other large facilities.
these units, and we've built in redundant
safety systems as well.
The new Coral Sea Systems are available in
a vertical, horizontal, or modular configura-
tion. Our Fresh Water Flush system is
available as an option.
Features and Benefits
· Exclusive high-efficiency Booster Pump for · Corrosion-proof Hour Meter for keeping · All fiberglass Membrane Pressure Vessel for
extended pre-filter life. accurate ship's logs and schedule preventa- corrosion-proof performance.
· Unique low-voltage control circuitry, · All high-pressure connections and mani-
shielded terminals, and covered high volt- · Clear viewable Sea Strainer with a clean- folds are 316L stainless steel for maximum
age components for end-user safety. able Monel Mesh Screen Filter for ultimate corrosion resistance.
corrosion resistance and large particulate
· Exclusive solid state Salinity Meter shows removal. · A comprehensive manual with exploded
actual product water quality, an essential part views and connection drawings for
tool for product water monitoring. · Marine-grade crankcase oil extends the life installation, operation, and maintenance.
of the high pressure pump.
· A fail-safe Product Water Diversion Valve · Worldwide service and sales network for
allows only safe drinking water to enter · Stainless steel, liquid-filled pressure gauges immediate attention regardless of location.
storage tanks. for accurate measurement and corrosion
resistance as well as vibration damping. · One-year warranty on the system and
· Dedicated heavy-duty Magnetic Latching membranes.
Relays for each motor integrated in the · New Dual Flow Meter for visual monitor-
system allows for the booster pump to ing of the brine and product flow. · Technical service and repair department
operate independently for system priming, dedicated to system performance
flushing, and cleaning. · Commercial grade, chemically resistant excellence.
R.O. Membranes, backed by a one-year
Sea Water Conditions for System Specification: External Installation Water Connections: Pipe sizes to be supplied by the
(+/-15% at 820 psi / 56.5 bar, 77°F / 25°C & 35,000 ppm TDS Feed Water Salinity) installer for connection of the Sea Recovery supplied components.
Product Water Produced: AW 170 All Other AW Systems UW Systems
Model Number Per 24 Hrs Per Hr Feed Inlet: 1/2" FNPT 3/4" FNPT 1/2" FNPT
AW 170 170 Gallons / 644 Liters 7 Gallons / 27 Liters Brine Discharge: 1/2" FNPT 1/2" FNPT 1/2" FNPT
AW 400 400 Gallons / 1,514 Liters 17 Gallons / 63 Liters Product: 1/4" MNPT 3/8" MNPT 1/4" MNPT
AW 600 600 Gallons / 2,271 Liters 25 Gallons / 95 Liters
AW 800 800 Gallons / 3,028 Liters 33 Gallons / 126 Liters Electrical Power Requirements
AW 1200 1200 Gallons / 4,542 Liters 50 Gallons / 189 Liters (HP = Horse Power; FLA = Full Load Amperes; LRA = Locked Rotor
AW 1500 1500 Gallons / 5,678 Liters 63 Gallons / 237 Liters Amperes Start Up)
UW 200 200 Gallons / 758 Liters 8 Gallons / 32 Liters High Pressure Pump Motor:
UW 400 400 Gallons / 1,514 Liters 17 Gallons / 63 Liters AW 170 Systems
UW 600 600 Gallons / 2,271 Liters 25 Gallons / 95 Liters HP FLA
Salt Rejection (Chloride Ion): Minimum 99.4%,Average 99.4% 12V/24V DC 0.33 27/13.4
115/230 VAC 0.33 7.2/2.8
Product Water Temp: Ambient to feed water temperature
AW 400-1 & 800-2 Systems
Salinity Monitoring: Fail safe automatic computer controlled electronic monitoring. Phase Hz VAC HP HP FLA LRA
System Feed Water: Single *50/60 115 2.2 2.2 *21/18 *121/94
Model Number Feed Water Flow Single *50/60 230 2.2 2.2 *10.5/9 *60/47
Per Minute Three 50/60 208/280 2.5 3.0 9/4.6 77/39
AW 170 DC & AC 0.5 Gallons / 1.9 Liters Three 50/60 230/460 2.5 3.0 8.2/4.1 70/35
AW 400-1 & 800-2 3.0 Gallons /11.4 Liters
AW 600-1, 800-1, 1200-2 & 1500-2 4.2 Gallons /15.9 Liters AW 600-1 & 1200-2, and 800-1 & 1500-2 Systems
UW 200 1.5 Gallons / 5.7 Liters Phase Hz VAC HP HP FLA LRA
UW 400 2.5 Gallons / 9.4 Liters 50Hz 60Hz
UW 600 3.5 Gallons /13.2 Liters Single 50/60 115 2.2 2.6 21.2 109
Single 50/60 115/230 2.2 2.6 10.6 54.5
Salinity Range of Feed Water: Sea Water up to 50,000 ppm TDS (NaCl) Three 50/60 208/280 2.5 3.0 9/4.6 77/39
(typical 35,000 ppm) Three 50/60 230/460 2.5 3.0 8.2/4.1 70/35
Temperature Range: Maximum: 122°F/50°C, Minimum: 33°F/.5°C UW 200C/200M Systems
Reverse Osmosis Membrane Type: High Rejection / High Flow aromatic tri- 12V DC .10 9.0
polyamid, thin film composite, spiral wound, reverse osmosis membrane element. 24V DC .10 4.5
Chlorine Tolerance: 0.1 PPM pH Range: 3-11 (typical seawater pH is 8) VAC Hz Phase HP FLA
115 50/60 Single .10 5.1/4.4
System Pressure: 230 50/60 Single .10 2.5/2.2
Feed Water: Min: 2-6 psi/.41 bar/.42 Kg/cm2 230 50/60 Three .10 0.4/0.4
Max: 30-35 psi/2.41 bar/2.46 Kg/cm2
Operation: Seawater nominal: 850 psi/56.5 bar/57.66 Kg/cm2 UW 400C/400M Systems
(Brackish varies w/ppm) HP FLA
12V DC .25 24.0
Weight: 24V DC .25 15.0
Model Number Weight Model Number Weight VAC Hz Phase HP FLA
SRC AW 170 55 Lbs / 25 Kg SRC AWM 400-1 113 Lbs / 51 Kg 115 50/60 Single .25 6.7/5.8
SRC AWF & C 400-1 147 Lbs / 67 Kg SRC AWM 600-1 116 Lbs / 53 Kg 230 50/60 Single .25 3.3/2.9
SRC AWF & C 600-1 150 Lbs / 68 Kg SRC AWM 800-2 125 Lbs / 57 Kg 230 50/60 Three .25 1.2/1.0
SRC AWF & C 800-2 159 Lbs / 72 Kg SRC AWM 1200-2 131 Lbs / 59 Kg
SRC AWF & C 1200-2 165 Lbs / 75 Kg SRC AWM 1500-2 136 Lbs / 62 Kg UW 600C/600M Systems
SRC AWF & C 1500-2 170 Lbs / 77 Kg SRC UWM 200 105 Lbs / 48 Kg VAC Phase Hz Phase HP FLA
SRC UWC 200 105 Lbs / 48 Kg SRC UWM 400 140 Lbs / 64 Kg 115 50/60 Single .50 11.3/9.8
SRC UWC 400 140 Lbs / 64 Kg SRC UWM 600 145 Lbs / 66 Kg 230 50/60 Single .50 5.6/4.9
SRC UWC 600 145 Lbs / 66 Kg 230 50/60 Three .50 2.3/2.0
Specifications Subject to Change Without Notice.
* Dependent upon hertz.
Aqua Whisper Frame 4.25"
Aqua Whisper Compact
432mm 400mm 14" 13"
5" 5" 5" 5"
127mm 591mm 127mm 127mm 591mm 127mm
Aqua Whisper Modular
Aqua Whisper 170 Ultra Whisper Compact
Ultra Whisper Modular
5" 5" 5"
Membranes for All Models
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