BallastMaster ultraV USCG Certified

MarineLink.com
Friday, November 15, 2013
The BallastMaster ultraV provides efficient treatment of ballast water by means of filtration and UV-C radiation and is available with capacities of 250 or 500 cubic meters per hour.

The BallastMaster ultraV developed by GEA Westfalia Separator Group for treating ballast water has been awarded the "Alternate Management System" (AMS) certificate. The approval was awarded by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) on November 11, 2013 and is considered to be the standard for the international recognition and selection of suppliers of ballast water processing installations. The AMS certificate is considered by the USCG to be a transitional measure until the type approval process has been formally implemented in American legislation. The cooperation of GEA Westfalia Separator Group with the USCG for gaining type approval for the BallastMaster ultraV system guarantees the important market access in the long term.

Independently of existing IMO regulations, the USA implemented its own regulations for the treatment of ballast water via the "Vessel General Permit" (VGP) of the USCG in 2012. The regulations of the USCG are applicable for all new vessels whose keels were laid down after 1 December 2013. Existing vessels with keels laid down before 1 December 2013 and with a ballast water capacity of 1,500 to 5,000 m³ must comply with the US regulations after their first scheduled docking from 1 January 2014. For existing vessels with a ballast water capacity of less than 1,500 m³ and more than 5,000 m³, this is applicable after the first docking after January 1, 2016.

Pre-cleaning by mechanical filtration
The ballast water management system BallastMaster ultraV is an extremely efficient mechanical and physical system solution for treating ballast water, including ballast water with high concentrations of organisms and sediment particles. The two-stage system works with mechanical pre-filtration and subsequent disinfection of the ballast water by means of UVC radiation without using and/or generating chemicals. In the first stage, an upstream mechanical filtration system removes all organisms and sedimentary particles larger than 20 microns. This reliably prevents sedimentary deposits from accumulating in the ballast water tanks, as well as guaranteeing in the second stage an optimum result for ballast water disinfecting. The filter modules are cleaned automatically by vacuum extraction (self-cleaning).

Disinfecting by means of UV-C radiation
In the second stage, the pre-filtered ballast water is disinfected by UV-C radiation. The monochromatic UV-C radiation (254 nm) effectively destroys organisms such as bacteria or phytoplankton. A microcavitation technology effected by ultrasonic ensures that the biofilms and inorganic deposits on the cladding of the UV-C tubes are cleaned off extremely efficiently and permanently.

Reliable disinfection according to IMO and USCG standards
The combination of short-wave UV-C radiation and ultrasound cleaning of the radiation units ensures effective disinfection of constant quality in line with the regulations, and thus ensures that all port controls are passed without any problems. Following successful type approval in accordance with IMO in the year 2011, the BallastMaster ultraV with the AMS certificate is now also approved without any restriction for U.S. waters.

gea.com
 

  • The low-pressure UV lamps (LPUV) in the BallastMaster ultraV emit monochrome light, specifically utilizing the effect of disabling unwanted microorganisms

    The low-pressure UV lamps (LPUV) in the BallastMaster ultraV emit monochrome light, specifically utilizing the effect of disabling unwanted microorganisms

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

News

Sunken Korea Ferry Relatives Give DNA Swabs To Help Identify Dead

Some relatives of the more than 200 children missing in a sunken South Korean ferry offered DNA swabs on Saturday to help identify the dead as the rescue turned

DNV's accredatation for Neosho Memorial

Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, Chanute, has completed a new accreditation process from Det Norske Veritas Healthcare. By earning accreditation, Neosho

India's Reliance Q4 Sales Rise

Indian energy company Reliance Industries Ltd posted nearly flat fourth-quarter profits, in line with estimates, as a slimmer margin in its oilrefining business offset higher revenue.

Marine Equipment

Schlumberger Announces Q1 Results

Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today reported first-quarter 2014 revenue from continuing operations of $11.24 billion versus $11.91 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, and $10.

RS at SEA JAPAN 2014

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) was the only Russian company to take part in SEA JAPAN 2014 exhibition and conference – one of the major exhibitions of the maritime industry.

Van Oord acquires 100% control of Dravo

Van Oord has acquired all shares of its Spanish subsidiary Dravo S.A.  Dravo S.A. has been owned, since 1987, by Van Oord (50%) and the Spanish company Dragados S.

Coast Guard

Coast Guard tactical air squadron holds change of command ceremony

Capt. Kevin P. Gavin relieved Capt. Donna L. Cottrell as commanding officer of Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Jacksonville during a change of command ceremony at HITRON Friday.

Homeland Security Secretary Visits Ingalls Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division apprises it has hosted a visit by Secretary of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and U.S. Rep.

Stranded Virginia Beach Bulker Salvage Plan Set

The Coast Guard advises it is in the final stages of reviewing a salvage plan that is scheduled to begin Friday morning to move the 751-foot bulk carrier, 'Ornak',

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Repair Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2463 sec (4 req/sec)