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Ballast Water Management Compliance

Posted to Maritime Reporter (by on June 26, 2022

For those who prefer to run a tight ship, what more could you ask for?

If Covid-19 has reinforced anything in the maritime industry, it’s that time is money. Often big money. Overcrowded ports, delayed shipments, workforce headwinds, and more continue to apply pressure to an already overstressed logistics network seeking to efficiently move goods around the globe. The last thing shipowners and operators need is something else to worry about. Thankfully, the experts at De Nora offer the industry’s most robust suite of technology and support plans with their Hyde GUARDIAN®-US Ballast Water Management System (BWMS).

Using the DE NORA VIA™ product technology, De Nora technical support specialists can remotely connect with vessel operators in real time and provide support services when crews need it most.  As well, with the BWMS industry’s first automated performance analytics solution – The Hyde GUARDIAN Data Log Analysis Utility (DLAU) – operators can receive monthly BWMS performance reports, track the performance of their BWMS, and know that we are monitoring your system’s health just as closely as you are. For those who prefer to run a tight ship, what more could you ask for?
The engine that powers the DLAU service was exclusively developed by Hyde Marine and presently supports ship operators around the world. And now, with DE NORA VIA remote access and virtual-assistance products deployed to the marine industry in tandem with DLAU, De Nora has quickly become recognized as the preeminent partner-of-choice for modern shipowners. “It’s the right technology for the right time – perfectly in sync with our industry’s trend toward digitization,” said Vincent Page, Global Product Manager, Services.  “Together,
DE NORA VIA and DLAU technology offer a powerful, interlocking suite of digital tools to provide vessel operators with confidence on the open sea – knowing their BWMS is performing efficiently.”

“In 2021, we even launched a virtual-assistance program empowering our field engineers and customers with augmented-reality technology. Imagine performing routine maintenance activities or even critical troubleshooting on one of our BWMS while wearing a special pair of safety glasses. Through these glasses and integrated headphones, we can see what you see, talk to you in real time, interactively point to objects in your line-of-sight, and personally guide you step-by- step through procedures and documentation. It really is amazing what this technology can do,” said Page.

With these digital tools of remote access, data analytics, and augmented-reality, travel time and other delays are minimized and often eliminated. “Because of the dynamic nature of the marine business, getting a field engineer onboard quickly can often be a challenge,” said Tom Hazen, Global Product Manager, BWMS. “With this in mind, we have worked to create forward-looking solutions to overcome these obstacles and provide the best on-demand support available within the industry. With DLAU and DE NORA VIA systems combined, we deliver an unparalleled level of knowledge and connectivity for every ship out there.”

You be the judge.  De Nora offers peace of mind for owners and operators everywhere by providing comprehensive Technology and Support Plans to keep you ahead of the curve.  

For more information about DE NORA VIA and the DLAU systems, visit  

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