JULY 5, 2016 — Alfa Laval says it remains on track to submit a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) type approval application for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3.1 ballast water management system (BWMS) in the coming weeks.
The company has successfully completed all required land-based tests using the current system design.Alfa Laval says that, as anticipated, the company completed the requisite tests of PureBallast in second quarter 2016, which were performed using the USCG-approved CMFDA/FDA (staining) method.
All testing was conducted at DHI in Denmark using the same hardware, power consumption and flow as the already IMO-approved version of the system.
"PureBallast has achieved high-performance results without any change to its components or system design," says Anders Lindmark, General Manager, Business Centre PureBallast. "The tests show that PureBallast provides reliable biological disinfection at full flow, whether by IMO or U.S. Coast Guard standards."
Alfa Laval will now compile its USCG type approval application, including the CMFDA/FDA test results for PureBallast 3.1, for submission to the USCG within the coming weeks.