Meco's " T a r g a " Technology Boosts Water Maker Efficiency

— L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b le A new generation of vapor compression water makers, equipped with a patented feedwater treatment system called Targa that is said to cut operating costs by up to 30 percent, has been introduced by Mechanical Equipment Company, Inc. (MECO) of New Orleans.

The new Targa technology involves mixing a portion of the vent gases with boiling salt water that has been treated with an alkaline scale inhibitor. This allows vapor compression units, which have traditionally operated economically, to operate even more efficiently and reliably for extended periods without significant scale buildup.

By comparison, a standard vapor compression unit not equipped with the Targa system and operating at 100 percent capacity would require cleaning and descaling an average of every 25 operating hours. A Targa-equipped unit will go an average 500 hours between cleanings.

Targa-equipped units from MECO are already being used with great success on offshore and onshore petroleum industry rigs and platforms, in power plants and water utilities, on island resorts and remote construction sites, and in new U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 45,  Sep 1985 Bart Crove

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