OptoNews: Custom desalination system for Bahamas resort

Posted by Jean Femia on Jan 4, 2017 3:40:07 PM

Failing Paradise Island desalination plantOnce a haven for pirates, today Nassau and nearby islands host thousands of tourists.

One essential to keep tourists happy and healthy is fresh water, and most resorts rely on desalination to provide it.

Over years, a major resort in the Bahamas found its desalination system had badly deteriorated. As the corrosive effects of seawater damaged control equipment, the system became unreliable. Operators received false alarms; downtime increased.

New Paradise Island desalination plant custom made by ISI WaterFinally, the system had to be run manually. But manual operation meant the alarm system and safety interlocks built into automated control no longer worked. The plant became a dangerous workplace.

See how ISI Water of St. George, Vermont, managed a complete, safe replacement of the system—without any break in service to the resort's customers.

Read the ISI Water Desalination case study.

Read the case study

Topics: Case studies, Process control, Water & wastewater, optonews, PACs, Integrators, OptoNews 2017-01-04

Written by Jean Femia

Jean Femia writes about technical subjects and has focused on automation and control systems for more than 15 years. She likes learning about technology and taking corners in her Honda S2000.
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