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Re: Saltwater-purification om u-boats?
Date: March 23, 2004 06:24PM

I operated the saltwater distillator on the IXD2 boat U-859. The machine was operated when I had time off from operating the switchboard for the E-machines. The distiller was electrically drivven and had to be closely attended whilst operating, because the maintainance of the temperature was very critical. If the temperature exeeded 100 degree Celsius, the water would boil over and sea water would contaminate the fresh water tank. The machine could not be used when travelling submerged using the snorkel,because the boiling point of water depends on the ambient air pressure, which fluctuated violently whilst snorkelling
Arthur Baudzus

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Saltwater-purification om u-boats? Magnus 03/21/2004 05:20PM
Re: Saltwater-purification om u-boats? ROBERT M. 03/21/2004 10:10PM
Re: Saltwater-purification om u-boats? Magnus 03/22/2004 05:26AM
Re: Saltwater-purification om u-boats? J.T. McDaniel 03/22/2004 06:24PM
Re: Saltwater-purification om u-boats? ROBERT M. 03/22/2004 08:00PM
Re: Saltwater-purification om u-boats? David W. 03/22/2004 06:42AM
Re: Saltwater-purification om u-boats? Arthur Baudzus Author of U-859 03/23/2004 06:24PM
Re: Saltwater-purification om u-boats? Paul K. Mengelberg 03/27/2004 11:33AM


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