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Safeguarding the health of ballast water treatment systems

Compliance in ballast water treatment requires ongoing effort from shipowners. With the PureBallast Compliance Service Package, Alfa Laval takes responsibility for the many service actions required by legislation – making it easy for customers to avoid work, worry and unnecessary cost

“The obligations don’t stop when a ballast water treatment system is installed and switched on,” says Carl Kesselmark, PureBallast Service Development Manager at Alfa Laval. “The regulations demand annual system inspections, function checks, calibrations and crew training to ensure discharge performance. With the PureBallast Compliance Service Package, we can lift that weight from customers’ shoulders to save them time and money.”

One package with all that customers need

The PureBallast Compliance Service Package is exactly as it sounds – a defined number of PureBallast services, provided as a group for a minimal yearly fee. By addressing all the points required in the legislation, it gives customers everything they need to be certain of compliance.

“The components work together to create peace of mind,” says Kesselmark. “The PureBallast Compliance Service Package contains the required inspections and system checks, which we handle through Condition Audits and Performance Audits. But it also includes the necessary instrument calibrations and the water sampling required by the US Coast Guard. While our experts are on board, they even provide crew training, since the legislation demands that crews have up-to-date knowledge of the system principles and processes.”

With its all-in-one nature, the package removes a substantial amount of compliance hassle. Alfa Laval experts not only deliver the services but also keep track of the vessel’s schedule, notifying when PureBallast service is due and arranging for it at a convenient location. If the service occurs in dedicated ports, travel time is included as well.

Ease, economy and an extended warranty period

Ultimately, hassle is not all that the PureBallast Compliance Service Package does away with. Over time, it can eliminate a significant amount of cost and worry.

“The package itself is advantageously priced, so it’s more cost-effective than buying services ad hoc,” says Kesselmark. “But the big savings lie in keeping PureBallast in peak health. Besides limiting the use of spare parts and associated costs, customers can avoid unplanned stops, rushed service actions and the risk of vessel off-hire or non-compliance fines.”

Highlighting the package’s positive impact on system health, customers receive a free warranty period extension of up to five years from the commissioning date. “For each year they use the PureBallast Compliance Service Package, Alfa Laval will provide a one-year warranty extension,” says Kesselmark. “When customers put their PureBallast system care in the best possible hands, it makes perfect sense.”

To learn more about the Alfa Laval PureBallast Compliance Service Package and Alfa Laval’s approach to service in ballast water treatment, visit www.alfalaval.com/pureballast

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