Section II. Equipment Description and Data
1-8. Equipment description, safety, case, and handling
1. A ROWPU barge consists of two 150,000 gpd reverse osmosis water purification units installed onboard
a nonpropelled deck cargo barge modified to permanently house and support these water purification units, processing
and support equipment, necessary supplies and material, and operating personnel.
Drinking water can be produced from seawater, or other water sources such as estuaries, rivers, or
inland bodies of water to which a ROWPU barge may be towed.
Performance characteristics. Under ideal conditions and with both onboard ROWPUs operating at least 10
hours out of every 12 (average 2 hours per unit for periodic maintenance and servicing), drinking water production should
Each ROWPU unit - 150,000 gal per 24 hours.
Total barge capacity - 300,000 gal per 24 hours.
5 ft 8 in.
Drinking water storage tanks (4)
15,000 gal total
Water reserve tank
Fuel oil storage tanks (2)
Fuel oil day tank
PE-250 fire & bilge pump gasoline tank