Elcome will provide sales, installation, and service support for the Ballast Water Monitoring A/S real-time in-line ballast water treatment monitor system in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Egypt
The Ballast Water Monitoring’s bw-monitor sensor automatically and continuously surveys the functionality and efficacy of the shipboard ballast water treatment system (BWTS) in the ballast line.
Ballast Water Monitoring A/S chief executive officer Ole Lüthcke Christensen said, “Our philosophy behind this system can best be described as "in-line and on-time." We developed an automated self-contained in-line monitor to provide performance information on the BWTS on uptake when it is useful rather than on discharge when it is too late to do something.”
The bw-monitor sensor uses a combination of laser and fluorescence methodologies to provide performance data on filter efficacy and immediate disinfection kill-rate.
It logs real-time data and delivers a tamper-proof report of indicative data for the shipowner and port state control. The data can also be shared with the shipowner and BWTS manufacturer via an internet connection.
The technology is said to yield a wealth of data on the performance of filter and treatment equipment from every ballasting operation covering all ballast tanks from start to end, allowing the system to be integrated with the ship’s predictive maintenance system.
“The ballast water monitor is an important addition to our product lines,” said Elcome International senior manager of automation Pramod Nair, “Its unique technology gives ship operators a critical tool to ensure compliance with international requirements and ensure the BWTS is doing its job.”
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