Flexible ballast water treatment for offshore needs
Requirements in the offshore industry are diverse. With vessels ranging from smaller supply ships and anchor handling tugs to large drill ships and accommodation platforms, there are seldom one-size-fits-all solutions. In ballast water treatment, however, Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Compact Flex meets the full spectrum of demands.
Easy integration, simple operation
Available for capacities of 32–1000 m3/h, PureBallast 3 Compact Flex has a remarkably small footprint. On vessels where space is limited, as it often is in offshore, this is a huge advantage. The components, which are few in number, can be placed individually and have a plug-and-play design. So not only are space savings maximized, the engineering and installation time – along with associated costs – are kept to a minimum. If desired, the system can even be delivered on skids, which further simplifies installation.
For the crews that work with PureBallast 3 Compact Flex, operation is equally smooth and simple. The system is fully integrated with the vessel’s ballasting and deballasting operations, and it can be started or stopped at the push of a button. A gentle cleaning-in-place (CIP) system, run after each ballasting and deballasting cycle, keeps performance high without manual cleaning or wear-increasing mechanical wipers.
The performance of PureBallast 3 Compact Flex, like all PureBallast solutions, is exceptional. Besides providing reliable discharge compliance in the most challenging waters, the system is energy efficient. In contrast to electrochlorination systems, which become less efficient as the water temperature drops, PureBallast 3 Compact Flex performs with consistent efficiency, even in the frigid waters where many offshore operations occur.
In IMO-regulated waters, in fact, the system runs at just 50% of its potential operating power in most situations. Its power consumption is thus among the lowest on the market, which makes PureBallast 3 Compact Flex an excellent choice for vessels with little power to spare.
The choice for peace of mind
Of course, it is not only today’s performance that matters, but also certainty down the road. As a company with over 100 years of marine experience, Alfa Laval has demonstrated staying power and a considerable depth of expertise. Moreover, the company has shown an ability to stay ahead of the curve in ballast water treatment, having been among the first to achieve both IMO and U.S. Coast Guard type approvals. More recently, Alfa Laval was the first to receive IMO revised G8 type approval – well ahead of other suppliers and long before the new requirements’ entry into force.
Most importantly for the offshore industry, Alfa Laval has a service network whose capabilities extend far beyond the ordinary. In contrast to the majority of suppliers in ballast water treatment, Alfa Laval’s service organization is active worldwide and accustomed to providing support in remote locations. With that in mind, the choice of PureBallast 3 Compact Flex is a confident one an in industry where reliability is everything.
To learn more about Alfa Laval PureBallast technology PureBallast 3 Compact Flex, visit www.alfalaval.com/pureballast
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