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The Shipyard Edition
BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Lack of Crew
Knowledge ... “not an excuse”
The U.S. Coast Guard has made it clear that lack of crew knowledge is not a valid reason for non-compliance with ballast water treatment regulations and the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention guidelines also im- ply this. In response to the challenge of keeping crews updated and trained in ballast water management, Alfa Laval has introduced its Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 CBT online/of? ine training tool.
Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 CBT serves as a complement to crew training on board or at training centers. Combining self-study, a 3D computer simulator and a ? nal self-assessment, it allows mas- ters and crews to become familiar with the components of Alfa Laval PureBal- last 3 and the basics of its operation.
The training is available 24/7 and can
For Ecochlor’s projects, prior to the the only applicant to date which treats lated demurrage – has effectively been be incorporated into existing e-learning scheduled dry dock, Ecochlor repre- ballast water during the voyage. There eliminated.” portfolios and certi? cation programs. sentatives meet with the shipyard, the is no disruption to cargo operations and integration engineering ? rm and the all in-port, ballasting and deballasting NYK Signs with SunRui “PureBallast 3 CBT will save us man vessel’s superintendent and crew for activities are completed as normal – In July of this year, China’s Sun- hours of training in the of? ce, enhance an overview of the process. Once at the including gravity discharge of isolated Rui Marine Environment Engineering safe operation and shorten the period dry dock, group meetings are scheduled top-side tanks. Another featured ben- Company Ltd. signed an agreement of handovers on board,” said Paul Nori- for each morning to discuss daily goals e? t of the inTank BWTS is that no ? lter with Japan’s largest shipowner, NYK, elIlano, Training and Vessel IT Manager and are followed up with daily reports is required. to install BWMS’ on 89 vessels. Found- for Lauritzen Kosan Manila, a shipowner that plans on adopting the tool. “Han- sent to our engineering support team The inTank BWTS uses a unique dis- ed in 1885, NYK is one of the oldest and dling of the equipment by our engineers and the shipowner. This process al- persion system developed by marine largest shipping companies in the world should not be dif? cult because the sys- lows key stakeholders to have visibility consultancy Glosten, Inc. and patented and has a ? eet of about 800 ships. Sun- tem is straightforward and simple given throughout the project. Open, consis- by the U.S. Geological Survey for mix- Rui has been cooperating with NYK on proper familiarization and training in op- tent and clear lines of communication ing the active substance (sodium hypo- its newbuild and retro? t projects since eration, maintenance and troubleshoot- are critical for a successful retro? t,” he chlorite) in the ballast tanks. The Envi- 2013 and the new order recently signed ing.” concluded. rocleanse inTank BWTS can use either in Tokyo is the largest single order in
Ecochlor recently won a contract for electrically generated hypochlorite or the global ballast water treatment mar-
The training package begins with self- 55 Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment bulk chemical as the means to provide ket, covering VLCCs, large bulk car- study about the problem of invasive spe-
Systems (BWTS) from international disinfectant. Having these options al- riers, mega container ships, chemical cies and ballast water management, as re? ned petroleum products transporta- lows the user ? exibility to choose the tankers and more. well as PureBallast 3 components and tion specialist Scorpio Tankers Inc. for system which best ? ts their vessel pro- In April, SunRui’s BalClor BWMS operation. This knowledge can then be retro? t on its 38,000 to > 100,000 DWT ? le. received IMO G8 and IMO G9 certi? - strengthened using the 3D simulator, product carriers. The installations are This ? exibility allows a vessel with cation from DNV GL, which was act- which gives crew members practical expected to begin in Q4 of this year and longer voyages, 72 hours or more, to ing on behalf of the Norwegian Mari- familiarity with PureBallast 3 and its continue to the end of 2022. In addi- exchange time for smaller equipment time Authority (NMA) and SunRui is integration with the vessel’s piping and tion, as part of the agreement Scorpio size. The Bulk Doser can maintain the the fourth company globally and the tanks. Trainees can explore and operate
Tankers will become a minority inves- option to complete short duration voy- ? rst in Asia to be awarded USCG Type the computer-simulated PureBallast 3 tor in Ecochlor. ages when needed. Approval Certi? cation. The BalClor system, learning how to start processes “The inTank BWTS is an important BWMS is based on high-performance and attend to alarms.
Envirocleanse Submits and unique addition to the current of- ? ltration and indirect electrolysis tech-
USCG Application ferings in the marketplace,” states Matt nology, with a ballast water treatment
The training concludes with a self-
Envirocleanse LLC, division of Char- Hughes, EVP of Sales and Marketing, capacity of 170 to 8500 cubic meters assessment, consisting of randomized ter Brokerage LLC, a Berkshire Hatha- Envirocleanse. “inTank has a compact per hour. questions that cover both ballast water management in general and PureBallast way company, submitted its application and ? exible pro? le that does not impact 3 speci? cally. The assessment provides to the U.S. Coast Guard for Type Ap- cargo operations, ballast loading or dis- New Monitoring Tech a clear picture of crew skills, which are proval of its patented inTank Ballast charge operations. In short, one of the While treatment of ballast water has documented in a printed training report.
Water Treatment System. primary concerns of today’s ship opera- been a central theme, effective monitor-
The Envirocleanse inTank BWTS is tors – BWTS operational delays and re- ing equipment to con? rm compliance is 88 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • AUGUST 2018
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