ALPURE Ballast Water Treatment System Successfully Completes Corrosion Testing Program

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. – 9 March 2011 – The BALPURE ballast water treatment systemfrom Severn Trent De Nora satisfies corrosion test recommendations of the IMO MEPC 59/2/16.  The corrosion testing, performed by an independent third-party institute, proved the BALPURE system has no effect on coated steel, naval bronze and Cu-Ni alloys. Testing proved an insignificant effect on bare steel – so small that the acceleration of corrosion due to the presence of free chlorine has minimal practical implications in ballast tanks. Therefore, the BALPURE ballast water treatment system will not impact the life expectancy of a ship.
The corrosion testing program, undertaken by GL Noble Denton, included accelerated studies for the BALPURE ballast water treatment system in untreated and full-salinity, treated, seawater up to 8 mg/liter (ppm) total residual chlorine. Comparative studies were made using uncoated steel test specimens and coated test specimens. All specimens met IMO Resolution MSC.215(82)-compliant ballast tank coatings requirements.
Effective corrosion control in ballast water tanks is one of the most important features in determining a ship’s lifespan. When evaluating a ballast water treatment system, ship builders and owners must know the effect the system will have on the overall vessel to eliminate impact to the corrosion-protecting coatings in the ballast tanks.Third-party corrosion testing against the IMO MEPC 59/2/16 recommendations is a must for every viable ballast water treatment system.
As the market leader in the design and manufacture of electrolytic seawater disinfection systems, Severn Trent De Nora has applied its 35-plus years of marine equipment experience to the treatment of ballast water with the BALPUREsystem. 
The patented (U.S. Pat. No. 7,244,348) BALPUREsystem is a proven, effective and economical electrolytic disinfection solution to treat ballast water. Environmentally safe and easy to maintain, the self-cleaning BALPUREsystem offers an operating cost of less than EUR 0.022 (USD 0.031) per m3 of ballast water treated. Designed with easy-to-separate subassemblies, BALPURE eliminates the requirement for design changes to a vessel’s engine room. Ideal for high-capacity applications, the BALPUREsystem can offer energy savings of up to 60 percent compared to competitive technologies.

Source: Severn Trent De Nora

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter February 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

IBIA Celebrates 23th Annual Dinner

Association appoints new board members and sets priorities for the future   The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has appointed three new members

OSV Delivered to MC2 in Dubai

Marine Core & Charter LLC (MC2) headquartered in Dubai has taken delivery of the new build PETRA-1, the first of two, 45-meter Fast Offshore Support Vessels in

Baltic Index Pauses at Record Low

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, ended flat on Thursday after declining for 12 straight sessions

Technology

Innovative Equipment Will Help Unload Listing Ship

Following Smit Salvage’s salvage of the stricken ship Modern Express in the Gulf of Biscay, another Rotterdam company has now become involved in the rescue operations.

Sea IT, Veritas Tankers Ink Long-term Software Deal

Sea IT has entered a long term ICT agreement with Veritas Tankers. The agreement comprises installation of BlueCORE Generation 4, an ICT platform specifically developed for the marine industry,

Update on Seagull Mobile apps for Crew

The Seagull mobile app for crew training status is set to revolutionise the way seafarers track their training records and receive critical safety alerts, by making

Environmental

Update on Seagull Mobile apps for Crew

The Seagull mobile app for crew training status is set to revolutionise the way seafarers track their training records and receive critical safety alerts, by making

Proposed Changes to Long Island Sound Dredged Material Sites

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend its 2005 rule that designated the Central and Western Long Island Sound Dredged Material Disposal Sites.

Next Generation Marine Power & Propulsion Conference

The Next Generation Marine Power & Propulsion Conference will be held at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton, U.K. from April 26 to 28, 2016.    This unique

Marine Equipment

Yacht Club Takes Delivery of New Dredger

Rose City Yacht Club, a long-standing private marina and social club along the Columbia River in Portland, Ore., recently took delivery and startup of a new 8-inch Badger Class dredge from Reserve,

First ‘Reachstacker’ Starts Duty in the Port of Ravenna

Liebherr Maritime Cranes delivered a LRS 545, the first model out of the new reachstacker series, to the Italian Port of Ravenna.   The Port of Ravenna is one

Innovative Equipment Will Help Unload Listing Ship

Following Smit Salvage’s salvage of the stricken ship Modern Express in the Gulf of Biscay, another Rotterdam company has now become involved in the rescue operations.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
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: 0.1186 sec (8 req/sec)