CHANGING THE STOVE
The average lifespan of a range is between 15 and 20 years. It may be much shorter, if not designed for use in saline environments. If you want to upgrade to a newer or more complete model, take some precautions.
Measure the length and breadth. Unless you wish to reconfigure your galley, the first item to check is the size. The most critical element is the width. If you have room, you can take a deeper or higher model. Remember to check the clearance at the base.
How many burners? Next come the number of burners: two is a good balance. Three as long as the rear burners are small or arranged in a triangle; two to the right or vice versa. Four burners are not useful at sea.
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A REFRIGERATION UNIT, HOW DOES IT WORK?
The compressor sucks in gas, compresses it and sends it, under pressure, to a circuit where it expands and evaporates, producing cold. The cycle then begins again.
The evaporator placed in the refrigerator is a heat exchanger. It removes heat. The gas is evaporated in the evaporator and exchanges with the ambient temperature prevailing in the refrigerator, leaving the amount of heat required for this evaporation.
The condenser is also a thermal exchanger. It removes the heat from the liquefaction of vapour compressed by the compressor and transmitted to the environment. To remove this heat in the best conditions, the tube, which is the condenser coil, must be based on the volume to be cooled. For refrigerating
POSITION YOUR TANKS WISELY
When considering whether to add an extra tank another question is posed: where to put it?
-If you can dispose of a large rectangular chest you can opt for a rigid plastic tank.
-Another solution, that allows you to lose a minimum of space, is to opt for a flexible tank which is easier to locate. These are constructed of three layers: one for strength, one for reinforcement and one to guarantee consumer quality.
So that the surrounding equipment, particularly on non-moulded boats, do no damage the tank, it is prudent to line the sides and bottom of the tank with a carpet (or suchlike.)To
TO KNOWThe pump must always be self-priming, be able to run empty for a time to reset the system, have a check valve and be able to be installed on rubber mountings to reduce noise. When choosing a water pump take account of the number of taps, the output (l/min,) the pressure, pipe diameter ( certain models come with different nozzles) and auto-fixing, models can be between 1 and 4m.En complétant son circuit d'eau douce par une pompe à eau de mer, on réalise de sérieuse économie d'eau.
HOW TO REDUCE THE NOISE?
A water pump is not safe from surges and noise, in spite of manufacturer’s efforts (several chambers, valves etc...
First it is necessary to define the power. It is expressed in watts or kilocalories (a kcal/h = 1.16 watts.) In practice it is estimated that a 1500watt heater is suitable for a volume of 20 to 25m3, one of 2000 watts for 30 m3 and one of 5000 watts fo 70 m3.
YOU HAVE THE CHOICE
Different solutions are proposed for the boat: independent heater, independent pulse air and multi position heating.
Independent heater for those not consuming electricity but it leaves