UV on fore peak tank ballast systems

(Nov 12 2020)

Some tanker operators are requesting a standalone ballast water treatment system for their fore peak tank (a tank used to adjust the vessel’s trim), says BIO-UV Group.



ERMA FIRST publishes research about advantages of EC ballast water systems

(Nov 12 2020)

Leading ballast water management system manufacturer ERMA FIRST has published detailed research comparing the effectiveness of its full-flow electro-chlorination technology versus ultra-violet technologies as well as side-stream ballast water systems...



Houlder - challenges of tanker ballast installations

(Aug 27 2020)

Installing ballast water systems on tankers is proving surprisingly tricky. We spoke to maritime engineering firm Houlder about their experiences.



Ecochlor receives IMO BWMS Code Type Approval

(Aug 13 2020)

Ecochlor is pleased to receive Type Approval from the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) for the IMO BWMS Code (MEPC.300(72) / revised 2016 G8) standards.



Rivertrace joins forces with Prevention at Sea

(Aug 06 2020)

Market leading developers of smart water quality monitoring technology, Rivertrace Limited have integrated the multi Lloyd’s List awarded e-ORB (PAS electronic Oil Record Book) software application developed by maritime technology and marine risk pre...



Optimarin successfully completes IMO G8 and USCG test programme

(Jul 09 2020)

Ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has successfully completed testing of its market proven Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) in accordance with the revised IMO G8 guidelines, while also upgrading its existing US Coast Guard (USCG) approv...



Air cooled power supply for EC ballast water treatment

(Jun 11 2020)

When running electro chlorination (EC) treatment in ballast water management systems (BWMS), you need to cool the power system. The power system converts shipboard AC into high current DC, which EC requires. KraftPowercon has developed their first ai...



Hyde Marine – perspectives on tanker ballast water systems

(Jun 04 2020)

We interviewed Mark Riggio, senior market manager with Hyde Marine, a UV ballast water equipment supplier, about how he sees the current picture for tanker operators installing ballast water systems, with new IMO requirements next October.



Optimarin meets demand for flexible financing with industry first BWT leasing offer

(May 14 2020)

Ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has adopted a novel approach to meet growing demand for flexible financing solutions.



BIO-UV Group’s BWTS technology adapted to kill coronavirus on surfaces

(Apr 23 2020)

The ultra-violet light technology used to kill the invasive species found in ships’ ballast water tanks can be used to protect seafarers, health workers and first-responders from picking up the coronavirus from surfaces.



Significant cost savings with a combined separator for EGR and Bilge

(Apr 02 2020)

Marinfloc have announced their combined Exhaust Gas Recirculation Bleed Off water treatment system and Bilge water separator.



BIO-UV awarded USCG and IMO type approval for new low flow ballast water treatment system

(Apr 02 2020)

BIO-UV Group, the French leader in UV-based water treatment technology, has received IMO & USCG type approval for its next generation low flow rate ballast water treatment system range.



Chugoku Marine Paints to supply solvent-free epoxy for MR tanker newbuildings’ water ballast tanks

(Mar 26 2020)

Following many years of extensive prototype trials in field tests, Chugoku Marine Paints, Ltd., (CMP) is ready to launch a new solvent-free epoxy coating that can be applied to water ballast tanks (WBT) with standard application equipment that meets ...



Bawat’s cost effective simple ballast water system awarded US Coast Guard Type Approval

(Mar 05 2020)

Danish system maker Bawat awarded Type Approval from US Coast Guard for its BWMS and sets industry benchmark utilising waste-heat for treatment rather than chemicals, filters and UV lamps. And all done in a truly one-pass process.



Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 certified for installation on Chinese-flagged vessels

(Mar 05 2020)

Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 has become one of the first non-Chinese ballast water treatment solutions to be type approved by the China Classification Society.




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