Pall to Supply Freshwater Generator Systems for RN’s Type 45 Destroyer

Pall to Supply Freshwater Generator Systems for RN's Type 45 Destroyer

Pall Corporation announced that it has been selected by BAE Systems to supply freshwater generator systems for the UK Royal Navy’s Type 45 Destroyer. The Type 45 ships are designed and built by BAE Systems and are the most advanced warships ever produced in the UK. The Pall Integrated Membrane System (IMS)/ freshwater generator is designed to transform any type of sea water into drinkable water. Sea trials have demonstrated that it works efficiently with the high contamination levels found in some coastal waters.

The fully automatic, cleanable IMS helps reduce maintenance tasks and has a lower cost of ownership compared to conventional water treatment systems.

Management Team said, “The Type 45 is the largest and most powerful Air Defence Destroyer ever built for the Royal Navy. It is a versatile platform capable of contributing to worldwide maritime and joint operations in multi threat environments. It is essential that these ships can produce fresh water wherever they are operating; we were very pleased with the performance of Pall’s IMS for delivering fresh water supplies during the ship’s deployment.”

“In addition to implementation with UK’s Royal Navy ships, the IMS has operated successfully at many other military, commercial, and disaster relief sites around the world,” commented Vince Northfield, president of Pall Aerospace.

The IMS freshwater generator integrates hollow fiber microfiltration (MF) and reverse osmosis (RO) modules. It removes suspended solids, e.g., bacteria and viruses, dissolved components (such as salts), and other contaminants from sea water. The system significantly reduces the requirement to store spare filter cartridges and can be used to boost water production on a permanent or temporary basis.

Pall is a leading global supplier of permanent and mobile water filtration solutions for municipal and industrial water, emergency relief applications, as well as the military.

Naval Today Staff, August 29, 2012; Image: Pall