International Exhibition of Land Defence & Security
16 - 20 June 2014
Water-Gen at Eurosatory 2014
|Wednesday, July 2, 2014 02:25 PM|
|Water-Gen will supply French Army and IDF with new tactical water supply units|
Water-Gen wins a French Army tender together with INEO for the supply of GEN40V atmospheric water generator systems and WTU water treatment units for all new VBCI vehicles. The Company, which will also supply the IDF and Israel's Home Front Command with their SPRING mobile purification systems, presented its solutions during Eurosatory 2014.
Water-Gen continues to consolidate its position as the global leader in the area of Water Supply, being selected as the sole supplier by the French company for its water supply solutions. According to global military standards, new combat vehicles require 3 days of logistic independence, which includes a 300-liter supply of water - a quantity that these vehicles are unable to carry using regular means of storage. Water-Gen's one-of-a-kind solutions enable the production and supply of water in the required quantities, while utilizing minimum space in the vehicle and without adding weight. Each vehicle will receive either the GEN40V or the WTU, according to the French Army's requirements.
The vehicle-mounted GEN40V extracts water from air and supplies cold, fresh, pure drinking water for the vehicle's crew. The system is optimized to operate in a wide range of environmental conditions. Units are scaled to fit military tactical vehicles, and can be produced in different dimensions and shapes. Cold water is served from a tap within the system or inside the cabin. Water production is automatically maximized as ambient climatic conditions change. Water quality meets TB MED (USA), STANAG (NATO), World Health Organization (WHO) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. Easy to operate and maintain, the unit includes Water-Gen’s patented GENius heat exchange technology, enabling extremely high energy efficiency (Wh per liter of water produced) and water production capabilities. The GEN-40V produces 30-75 liters/day (7-20 gallons/day) depending on environmental conditions.
Water-Gen's Water Treatment Unit (WTU) harvests the water produced by A/C systems and purifies it to achieve high quality drinking water. The WTU can also be connected to the A/C controller in order to increase and optimize the water production capabilities of the system without disrupting its main function - moderating air temperature. The water produced by the A/C is passed through a filtration and sterilization system and through a mineralization filter that adjusts the acidity of the water and improves its taste and quality.
Water-Gen will also supply SPRING, its back-carried mobile purification system, to IDF training bases - as well as to the Home Front Command for dealing with natural disasters. The battery-operated SPRING system uses a specially designed multi-barrier filtration method to purify severe chemical and microbiological contaminations, including pesticides, cyanide, and the entire range of bacteria and viruses. A unique control system continuously monitors the operational status of the unit and the quality of the water - both at the inlet and the outlet. If the unit detects a deviation from the required water quality or any suspected malfunction, it automatically shuts down and alerts the user. Suitable for a platoon or squadron, the unit pumps, filters, and dispenses fresh, pure water from any unauthorized water source, including tap water from a captured building, water tanks on roofs, wells, etc. Weighing only 12 kg. (26 lbs.), it can filter 180 liters (47 gallons) per single standard communication battery.
Water-Gen wins a French Army tender together with INEO for the supply of GEN40V atmospheric water generator systems and WTU water treatment units for all new VBCI vehicles. The Company, which will also supply the IDF and Israel's Home Front Command with their SPRING mobile purification systems, presented its solutions during Eurosatory 2014