DESMI Ocean Guard launches CompactClean BWMS


(AALBORG, Denmark) — DESMI Ocean Guard A/S has launched a new ballast water management system, CompactClean, featuring a small footprint and meeting both international and U.S. discharge standards.

The CompactClean BWMS consists of an automatic backflushing filter, a UV unit, valves, sensors, and controls. The UV unit has a unique and patent-pending shape which is the result of hundreds of state of the art numerical simulations. This shape ensures optimum dosage of the UV to all organisms in the water, and the result is a system that can meet even strict U.S. Coast Guard type-approval requirements.

The system also includes other features of importance to the daily operation. One example is automatic generation of PDF reports that document all the performed ballast water treatment, in a format that is suitable for submission to local port state authorities and others. Another example is that the system includes a pump that can be used as stripping pump under ballast stripping operations, thus solving one of the main problems for ballast water management system installations today.

The CompactClean BWMS is currently undergoing type-approval testing according to both IMO and USCG requirements, under the surveillance of Lloyd’s Register. It is expected that type approval certificates will be in hand around May 2018.

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By Professional Mariner Staff