Satake has reworked its website into a vertical scroll structure that provides a simpler explanation of how its ballast water sampling system works
Ballast water sampling is a labour-intensive operation: 1,000 litres of ballast water has to be passed through a plankton net, and then sent to a specialist laboratory for analysis. This requires two or three people and can take several hours.
The Satake solution is Ballast Catch, a portable viable organism sampler which can be carried onto the vessel in a backpack. The ballast water flows through the sampler at a rate of 1,000 litres of ballast water in 30 minutes for the sample to be caught. The sample is analysed in the associated product, Ballast Eye.
The system can be attached to a handrail and connected to pipework such as a ballast water sampling flange to collect the sample. It is available in backpack form and requires no external power source.
The analyser is Ballast Eye, which takes 10 minutes for staining large sizes (50 micrometres) and 15 minutes for the smaller (10 micrometres).
The target market for Ballast Catch and Ballast Eye includes port state control, inspection organisations, and shipbuilders and shipyards installing and retrofitting ballast water treatment systems.
Satake is a manufacturer of ballast water sampling equipment that is backed by MOL Techno-Trade, a core trading company in the Mitsui OSK Lines Group.
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