Alfa Laval's PureBallast Receives Type Approval

Friday, June 27, 2008

PureBallast, Alfa Laval’s chemical-free system for ballast water treatment, has now received full Ballast Water Type Approval from DNV on behalf of Norwegian authorities. The certification, which was issued on June 27th, confirms that PureBallast complies in full with pending ballast water treatment legislation from the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Alfa Laval’s PureBallast system, which has been purchased for installation aboard more then 25 vessels since its launch in 2006, has rapidly established itself as the commercial leader in ballast water treatment. Now, having received full Ballast Water Type Approval on June 27th, it is also the only solution without chemical treatment processes to be certified IMO-compliant.

The certificate of full Ballast Water Type Approval, which was presented to Alfa Laval by DNV, Det Norske Veritas, on behalf of Norwegian authorities, is based on PureBallast’s performance in rigorous IMO-defined tests. The test results, confirm that PureBallast’s biological efficiency is well

within the IMO specifications.

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