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BIO-UV is undergoing the process of USCG Type Approval

  BIO-UV has started the process of USCG Type Approval for its BIO-SEA B BWTS. Land-based and shipboard tests are currently underway. The original design has been retained, due to its efficient and relevant technology, and some technical improvements have been made.  BIO-SEA is already IMO approved since 2013 and AMS accepted since 2014. The entire USCG certification is performed by the independent Lab DNV and the certified DHI laboratory. Land-based tests are held in Denmark at the DHI test facilities. For the shipboard tests, BIO-UV has equipped a container-ship (TEU capacity 8465) from the third-largest container shipping company worldwide CMA-CGM with a BIO-SEA B 1050 system. The BIO-SEA B BWTS will be USCG type approved for all water qualities (marine, brackish and fresh), at low UV transmittance! BIO-UV has been cooperating closely with the CMA CGM Group for many years, in order to provide modular, reliable, innovative systems, made with high marine quality components, and corresponding to the requirements of the number 1 shipowner in France. The CMA CGM Group has one of the sector’s youngest fleets, boasting many environmentally friendly technologies. It is absolutely necessary to design and operate even more efficient and environmentally friendly vessels. Researching alternative energy ...

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Alfa Laval PureBallast now available to smaller vessels

  The proven capabilities of Alfa Laval PureBallast – which include operation in fresh, brackish or marine water and in low-clarity water with just 42% UV transmittance – are now available to significantly smaller vessels. Alfa Laval’s ballast water treatment technology, which was submitted for USCG approval in March 2015, can now be used in systems for flows of 87 m3/h. A variety of vessel types, including offshore supply vessels, will benefit from the extended PureBallast flow range. The lower capacities are enabled by a new reactor, optimized for system sizes from 170 m3/h down to 87 m3/h. This is a major expansion of the PureBallast family, where a 250 m3/h system was previously the smallest available. “Lower flow rates will make PureBallast accessible to smaller vessels, whose quality and performance needs mirror the needs of larger vessels,” says Stephen Westerling Greer, Global Business Manager for PureBallast. “In some cases, as in the offshore industry, small vessel needs can be all the more extreme.” No compromises in design or operation Westerling-Greer points out that no shortcuts have been taken in the design process. “Smaller PureBallast systems will be a full match for their larger counterparts,” he says. “The reactors are ...

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