Alfa Laval PureBallast USCG testing moves swiftly

MAY 26, 2016 – Alfa Laval says that it is continuing to move swiftly towards the submission of a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) type approval application for its Alfa Laval PureBallast 3.1 ballast water management system (BWMS).

Alfa Laval says it remains on track to submit its application for USCG type approval after requisite tests of PureBallast are finished in second quarter. 2016. Half of the required land-based procedures have now been completed using the USCG-approved CMFDA/FDA (staining) method.

The tests, which have been performed at DHI in Denmark, have all returned strong biological disinfection results.

"Alfa Laval has a robust biological disinfection technology and has mobilized quickly following the USCG's rejection of the most probable number method," says Stephen Westerling Greer, Global Business Manager for PureBallast. "As a dedicated supplier approaching 100 years of marine service, we have made USCG type approval a top priority."

"Alfa Laval's vast experience in marine engineering, combined with specific knowledge in the design of ballast water treatment systems, is allowing us to secure a fast and positive testing outcome," says Mr. Greer.

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