GEA Westfalia Separator BallastMaster ultraV USCG Certified

MarineLink.com
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The GEA Westfalia Separator 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 for ballast water treatment has been awarded the "Alternate Management System" (AMS) certificate. The approval was awarded by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) on November 11, 2013. AMS is considered the standard for selection of suppliers for ballast water processing installations. The certificate is considered by the USCG to be a transitional measure until the type approval process has been formally implemented in American legislation. It follows the 2011 type approval of this unit in accordance with IMO.

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

Precleaning by mechanical filtration
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 prevents sedimentary deposits from accumulating in ballast water tanks, and optimizes results in the second disinfection stage. Filter modules are cleaned automatically by vacuum extraction (self-cleaning).

Disinfection by means of UV-C radiation
In the second stage, the prefiltered ballast water is disinfected by monochromatic UV-C radiation (254 nm), effectively destroying organisms such as bacteria or phytoplankton. Ultrasonic cleaning of the UV-C tubes removes biofilms and inorganic deposits efficiently and permanently.

us.westfalia-separator.com/applications/marine.html
 

  • The low-pressure UV lamps (LPUV) in the GEA Westfalia Separator  BallastMaster ultraV emit monochrome light, specifically eliminating unwanted microorganisms.

    The low-pressure UV lamps (LPUV) in the GEA Westfalia Separator BallastMaster ultraV emit monochrome light, specifically eliminating unwanted microorganisms.

Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

News

China's Maritime Advances Worry US

The Director of U.S. National Intelligence, James Clapper, has expressed his concern at the progress of China in maritime zones it shares with its neighbors, accused

British Queen to Name New Ship

Queen Elizabeth II will christen P&O Cruises’ new flagship Britannia in Southampton, England, on March 10. She will be accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Berenberg in $1.1bln Box Bid

The world's second-oldest bank Joh. Berenberg Gossler & Co. KG is lining up a new fund worth EUR 1bn ($1.1bn) for the containership sector.   A report appeared

Marine Equipment

More Floating Accommodation for Lerwick

An accommodation ship, the SNAV Toscana is due at Lerwick on or around 6 March 2015 to supplement the floating accommodation at the port. Formerly operated as an Italian ferry,

VLCCF - 4Q & FY 2014 Results

Knightsbridge Shipping Limited ( VLCCF ) reports net income of $5.2 million and earnings per share of $0.06 for the fourth quarter compared with a net loss of $6.

“Jag Arjun” Delivered to Buyers

The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd. (G E Shipping) delivered its 1996-built Capesize Dry Bulk Carrier “Jag Arjun” (164,796 dwt) to the buyers on 26th February, 2015.

Coast Guard

Container Ship Runs Aground at Fremantle Port

A ship that ran aground at Fremantle Port early Saturday has been refloated. The 62,000-tonne Denmark-registered container ship Maersk Garonne became stuck in soft sand about 500m off South Mole.

Coast Guard Foundation Announces 2015 Scholarships

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of Coast Guard members and their families, announced yesterday that

Crowley Crew Aids Ill-fated Catamaran

The crew of the Crowley-managed, 393-foot, heavy lift vessel Ocean Crescent recently provided assistance to five people aboard the damaged and drifting catamaran

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.1235 sec (8 req/sec)