PureBallast 3 meets tough challenges with ease

Alfa Laval PureBallast 3, the third generation of the leading ballast water treatment technology, now has minimized holding time in United States waters – and is ready for revised G8 requirements in 2020.

DATE 2019-06-20

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Today PureBallast 3 owners can deballast as needed, in all water salinities and anywhere in the world. An updated type approval from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) minimizes USCG holding time to just 2.5 hours, which is only needed when crossing between Captain of the Port Zones. In addition, PureBallast 3 is prepared for the revised G8 requirements that soon must be met by any system prior to installation. Though the stricter guidelines take effect in October 2020, Alfa Laval is one of just a handful of suppliers with revised G8 certificates in hand.

Regulations are not the only challenge, however. The PureBallast 3 offering continues to develop, providing simpler and smarter answers to complex needs. Last year saw the launch of a 1500 m3/h reactor, which enables even more compact systems for large flows. And today there are also vessel-specific solutions, such as deckhouses and booster pump units for tankers.

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