SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 – Seattle, WA, based engineering consultancy Glosten reports that Marine Systems Inc. (MSI) has delivered a pair of Ballast Treatment System Deck Modules, designed for tank barge and ship operations.
MSI turned to Glosten to develop the design in response to requests from vessel operators and the first of a kind modular ballast water treatment units combine expertise from Glosten, MSI and Alfa Laval, which provided PureBallast 3.1 treatment systems,Filtrex high efficiency filters, and expertise from hundreds of ballast water management system installations.
The resulting modules, built at the Foss Seattle Shipyard, complete with lighting, ventilation, and integrated controls, were shipped ready for plug-and-play.
Each Ballast Module packs a treatment capacity of 1,000 cu.m/hr within a twenty-foot shipping container footprint and is ABS and U.S. Coast Guard approved for hazardous area installations.
Using the module reduces the technical demands on busy shipyards. Rather than juggling independent components and vendors, shipyards can instead focus on fabricating a few well defined interfaces and foundation system. Each purchased module comes pre-approved by USCG and ABS, is fully tested prior to shipment, and includes integration support from MSI and Glosten engineers.
"The demands of the vessel operator drove this design," said Kevin Reynolds, Principal at Glosten. "Doing this as a manufactured product ensures that we get it right, every time."