Alfa Laval PureBallast Suited for Smaller Vessels

Posted by Irina Tabakina

Alfa Laval PureBallast is 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 cubic meters per hour.

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 down to 87 cu. m./hr.. This is a major expansion of the PureBallast family, where a 250 cu. m./hr. 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,” said 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.”

“Smaller PureBallast systems will be a full match for their larger counterparts,” he said. “The reactors are built with SMO steel for a long and corrosion-free life, and the power management is equally effective. Performance-enhancing Cleaning In Place is there as well, in a new compact design to meet customers’ need for space savings.”


(As published in the August 2015 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News -

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 82,  Aug 2015

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