U.S. Coast Guard type approval for previous-generation Alfa Laval PureBallast 2 systems

(Jan 07 2021)

On 30 December 2020, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) issued its type approval for Alfa Laval PureBallast 2.



ABS, HHI Group and the Marshall Islands Registry JDP creates coating needing just one application

(Dec 10 2020)

Water ballast tank coating aims to benefit the environment.



First full-flow ballast water management system to receive Chinese Flag and CCS Type Approvals

(Dec 03 2020)

ERMA FIRST has received an amended Type Approval from the China Classification Society (CCS) for its strong-selling FIT range of ballast water management systems and awarded Certificate under the Authority of the Government of the People’s Republic o...



OSG selects oneTank for aftpeak ballast treatment solution

(Dec 03 2020)

Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) has chosen oneTank, a Seattle-based ballast water treatment system manufacturer, to provide an aftpeak ballast water treatment solution for vessels in their fleet.



UV on fore peak tank ballast systems

(Nov 12 2020)

Some tanker operators are requesting a standalone ballast water treatment system for their fore peak tank (a tank used to adjust the vessel’s trim), says BIO-UV Group.



ERMA FIRST publishes research about advantages of EC ballast water systems

(Nov 12 2020)

Leading ballast water management system manufacturer ERMA FIRST has published detailed research comparing the effectiveness of its full-flow electro-chlorination technology versus ultra-violet technologies as well as side-stream ballast water systems...



Houlder - challenges of tanker ballast installations

(Aug 27 2020)

Installing ballast water systems on tankers is proving surprisingly tricky. We spoke to maritime engineering firm Houlder about their experiences.



Ecochlor receives IMO BWMS Code Type Approval

(Aug 13 2020)

Ecochlor is pleased to receive Type Approval from the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) for the IMO BWMS Code (MEPC.300(72) / revised 2016 G8) standards.



Rivertrace joins forces with Prevention at Sea

(Aug 06 2020)

Market leading developers of smart water quality monitoring technology, Rivertrace Limited have integrated the multi Lloyd’s List awarded e-ORB (PAS electronic Oil Record Book) software application developed by maritime technology and marine risk pre...



Optimarin successfully completes IMO G8 and USCG test programme

(Jul 09 2020)

Ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has successfully completed testing of its market proven Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) in accordance with the revised IMO G8 guidelines, while also upgrading its existing US Coast Guard (USCG) approv...



Air cooled power supply for EC ballast water treatment

(Jun 11 2020)

When running electro chlorination (EC) treatment in ballast water management systems (BWMS), you need to cool the power system. The power system converts shipboard AC into high current DC, which EC requires. KraftPowercon has developed their first ai...



Hyde Marine – perspectives on tanker ballast water systems

(Jun 04 2020)

We interviewed Mark Riggio, senior market manager with Hyde Marine, a UV ballast water equipment supplier, about how he sees the current picture for tanker operators installing ballast water systems, with new IMO requirements next October.



Optimarin meets demand for flexible financing with industry first BWT leasing offer

(May 14 2020)

Ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has adopted a novel approach to meet growing demand for flexible financing solutions.



BIO-UV Group’s BWTS technology adapted to kill coronavirus on surfaces

(Apr 23 2020)

The ultra-violet light technology used to kill the invasive species found in ships’ ballast water tanks can be used to protect seafarers, health workers and first-responders from picking up the coronavirus from surfaces.



Significant cost savings with a combined separator for EGR and Bilge

(Apr 02 2020)

Marinfloc have announced their combined Exhaust Gas Recirculation Bleed Off water treatment system and Bilge water separator.




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