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Upgrades, new products for

BWT, Oily Waste Treatment

Alfa Laval & Exhaust Gas Cleaning

Expanded BWMS Range

Alfa Laval, a provider of

As IMO ballast water legislation specialized products and nears implementation and with the solutions based on heat

USCG Ballast Water Discharge Stan- dard already in effect, Alfa Laval is ex- transfer, separation and panding its PureBallast range of ballast ? uid handling technologies, water management systems with the in- troduction of new upgrades and a new addresses engineering and reactor for system sizes from 170 to 87 environmental requirements cu. m./hr. in a wide range of areas.

The PureBallast 3.1 upgrades are de- signed to improve system performance

The company recently an- and simplify operation through a new nounced a number of new human-machine interface while retain- developments and products ing ? exibility in installation as well as simple, rapid maintenance procedures. for use in ballast water

The smaller systems represent a major treatment, oily waste treat- expansion from the previous minimum ment, and exhaust gas ? ow of 250 cu. m./hr., enabling this pu- ri? cation technology to be implement- cleaning. ed in a wide range of smaller vessels. “Smaller PureBallast systems will

Alfa Laval PureDry and PureBilge integrated system be a full match for their larger coun-

By Tom Mulligan terparts, with reactor construction in

SMO, effective power management and compact, performance-enhancing

CIP,” said Stephen Westerling Greer,

Global Business Manager for the Pure-

Ballast range. “When Alfa Laval launched PureBal- last commercially in 2006, it was into a market full of uncertainty. Little was clear about the real-world challenges of meeting the IMO Ballast Water Man- agement Convention, to say nothing of when it would take effect.”

During the early development of

PureBallast, Alfa Laval aimed to meet the IMO legislation without affecting vessel operations. Having achieved this, the company changed focus to consider the practical requirements of ballast water management systems, in- cluding the development of explosion- proof and energy-ef? cient systems. The latest PureBallast systems are designed to achieve ef? cient space usage and power management while providing breadth of capacity. Alfa Laval is now moving its focus from vessel require- ments to business needs. “Neither the operations on board nor the vessel’s area of operations should be affected,” said Westerling Greer. 56 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • MAY 2015

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