ballast water treatment

PureBallast 3 solutions for bulkers

Bulkers differ from other vessels in their ability to transport both dry and liquid cargo, but also from each other. Their ballast water flow needs stretch from very small to very large depending on their cargo, and they may operate on the high sea or short sea – with different flexibility needs. Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 offers solutions for all bulker types, and Alfa Laval has the bulker-specific experience to support the most complex bulker projects.

The choice of bulker customers

The number of customers choosing PureBallast 3 for ballast water treatment on their bulkers continues to grow.

Simply the right choice
for Dowa Line

Real-world experience confirms bulker operator Dowa Line’s choice of PureBallast 3. Shigetaka Inoue of the Marine Technical Department explains why simplicity makes the difference in ballast water treatment – and why Dowa Line will continue installing PureBallast 3 systems.

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Columbia Shipmanagement
first with bulker-fit

Columbia Shipmanagement will be the first to install PureBallast 3 systems with bulker-fit configurations. The savings in weight, footprint and equipment cost give the company further reasons for choosing UV ballast water treatment over electrochlorination.

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Large flows for Polsteam
and Nova Ship Tech SA

Polsteam and Nova Ship Tech SA have both signed major fleet agreements for the supply of PureBallast 3. Alfa Laval is providing the bulker operators with dozens of systems, the vast majority of which will handle large ballast water flows of more than 1000 m3/h.

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Answers for your bulker’s needs

A wide range of system advantages and dedicated technical solutions make PureBallast 3 the ideal choice for ballast water treatment on bulkers.

Handling large ballast flows

Your bulker may require up to hundreds of thousands of tons of ballast water – which means large ballast water flows. PureBallast 3 handles even very large flows with a small footprint and low power consumption, thanks in part to a 1500 m3/h reactor size. Single systems can handle up to 3000 m3/h, while dual systems can be used for coverage up to 6000 m3/h.

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Simplifying retrofit installations

Existing bulkers need to be retrofitted with ballast water treatment systems by the time of their next renewal survey. However, they seldom have space allotted for it in their design. PureBallast 3 Compact Flex handles most flows and is flexibly built with loose components, making it the ideal system for saving space and resolving bulker retrofit challenges.

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Skid-mounted for smaller bulkers

If you have a smaller bulker, there’s no reason to make big work of installing a ballast water treatment system. PureBallast 3 Compact is a convenient, skid-mounted solution that’s specially designed for smaller bulkers and other vessels with flow needs of 32–300 m3/h. Delivered as a skid-mounted module, it minimizes both footprint and pipework.

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Minimized holding time in US waters

Many bulkers operate in coastwise service in USCG-regulated waters. If you have a relatively short time between United States ports, long ballast water holding times aren’t an option. PureBallast 3 now has a minimized holding time of just 2.5 hours – which is only needed when crossing between Captain of the Port Zones.

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Proof and documentation for bulkers

The following links and downloads may be useful as you consider a PureBallast 3 solution for your bulker.

PureBallast 3 Std leaflet

Learn more about PureBallast 3 Std, which handles flows up to 3000 m3/h (6000 m3/h with dual systems) and has the broadest installation parameters.

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PureBallast 3 Compact Flex leaflet

Learn more about PureBallast 3 Compact Flex, the ideal solution for most vessels with ballast water flows up to 1000 m3/h. It arrives as loose components for complete installation freedom and the market’s smallest footprint.

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PureBallast 3 Compact leaflet

Learn more about PureBallast 3 Compact, a convenient solution for smaller ballast water flows. It integrates the system into a plug-and-play module with a small footprint.

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UV vs EC for large flows

Find out why UV ballast water treatment today is often a smarter solution for large flows than electrochlorination.

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Contact us to discuss your bulker’s needs

Let’s talk about the specific challenges you face in ballast water treatment. With our many years of experience, we can guide you to the right PureBallast 3 solution for your bulker.

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