At OTC 2017 in Houston, 1 - 4 May, Alfa Laval shares its broad spectrum of solutions for the oil and gas industry for optimizing heat transfer, separation and flow technologies. One of the products on display is Alfa Laval PureBallast - now type approved by the U.S. Coast Guard.
PureBallast, which was the first commercially available ballast water treatment system, is a chemical-free system sold and serviced by Alfa Laval. A vital component of the system is the Enhanced UV Reactor, which was developed jointly by Alfa Laval and Wallenius Water based on Wallenius Water Technology.
On 23 December 2016, Alfa Laval received U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) type approval for the third generation of its ballast water treatment system, PureBallast. The approval allows ship owners who deballast in United States waters to make a confident choice of treatment technology.
The USCG based its type approval of PureBallast on CMFDA/FDA testing conducted at DHI in Denmark. This testing was performed using the same hardware, power consumption and flow as the already market-leading IMO-certified version of the PureBallast 3 family. Outside the United States, where PureBallast has been type approved using the MPN method, the USCG-certified system will operate in IMO mode and can treat water with UV transmittance as low as 42%.
PureBallast has a flexible construction based on four different UV reactor sizes. This allows for optimized sizing and competitive solutions over a wide flow range. The current type approval covers flows of 150-3000 m3/h based on the 300 and 1000 m3/h reactor sizes, while type approval for systems based on 170 and 600 m3/h reactors is expected soon. The delay between approvals is due to the evaluation of the mathematically modelled reactor scaling, which is a new process for the USCG. Additional time is needed to review the already completed verification from the independent DNV GL lab.
“With both USCG and IMO type approvals backing up the market’s best biological disinfection performance, ship owners can be truly confident in their choice of PureBallast,” says Anders Lindmark, General Manager, Business Centre PureBallast. “Alfa Laval is proud to be at the forefront of ballast water treatment worldwide.”
Prepared for revised IMO G8 guidelines and more
Besides meeting the demands of the USCG, the PureBallast 3 family is prepared for the revised IMO G8 guidelines determined by the recent MEPC70 meeting. Pending a few final tests of biological efficacy, a completed application for an updated G8 certificate is expected during the first half of 2017.
Likewise, Alfa Laval is prepared for the increased demand triggered by the ratification of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention. Having sold over 1200 systems to date, including hundreds installed as retrofits, the company has the knowledge, project management and production muscle to handle the coming retrofit wave.
“Alfa Laval can provide not only technology with the relevant type approvals, but also a complete range of vessel-adapted solutions with high efficiency and a well-developed service offering,” says Lindmark. “We are committed to supporting customers, whether in comparing ballast water treatment systems or in handling the many recommissioning and retrofit projects ahead.”
More to discover
In the Alfa Laval booth 3450, NRG Center, you will find a PureBallast full-size model.
You will also see on display a wide range of other interesting products. For more information, see www.alfalaval.com/OTC2017
Speaker’s corner: get to know Alfa Laval’s latest innovations
This year, the Alfa Laval stand includes a speaker’s corner, where visitors will be able to listen to many interesting presentations on various topics. This meeting format opens up for more interaction between the presenter and the audience, and also between visitors. DuroShell will be one of the topics featured in the speaker’s corner.
Heat transfer technologies, including Alfa Laval DuroShell
Ballast water treatment
Waste heat recovery
Vortex drilling technologies, including rig survey services
Connected services – online connectivity for decanters
Fresh water generation
Separation technologies: mercury removal and slop oil water treatment
To learn more about Alfa Laval PureBallast and Alfa Laval’s approach to ballast water treatment, visit www.alfalaval.com/pureballast3
About Alfa Laval
Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling.
The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol.
Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, oil and gas exploration, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications.
Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2016, posted annual sales of about SEK 35.6 billion (approx. 3.77 billion Euros). The company has about 17 000 employees.
For further information please contact
General Manager, Business Centre PureBallast, Alfa Laval
Phone: +46 70 104 29 19
Marketing Communications Manager, Marine & Diesel Division, Alfa Laval
Phone: +46 8 53 06 55 27
Central Communication Manager, Energy & Process
Tel direct: +46462891530
Communications, North America
Tel direct: +1 804 545 8125
Mobile: +1 804 306 4721