PureBallast 3 combines initial filtration with enhanced UV treatment in a specially designed reactor. PureBallast 3 Compact Flex, shown here, is the ideal system for most vessels due to its minimal footprint and high installation flexibility.
Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 uses an enhanced form of UV treatment, developed in cooperation with Wallenius Water. It performs without the addition of salt or chemicals, even when operating in fresh water.
Biological disinfection, which is the main treatment process, occurs within an enhanced UV reactor. The reactor has a flow-optimized interior that ensures high turbulence and the concentration of the UV dose.
The medium-pressure UV lamps within the reactor employ specially designed lamp sleeves of synthetic quartz. These unique sleeves support transmission of a broader wavelength spectrum and provide more UV light during disinfection. Combined with the reactor’s internal design, this ensures optimal UV dosage and low energy consumption.
Supporting the reactor is a filter stage, used to remove any larger organisms and particles prior to biological disinfection. This improves the quality of water for treatment, especially when operating in cloudy coastal waters and fresh water.
PureBallast 3 Compact Flex is the answer to space and flexibility concerns. Ideal for most vessels, it arrives as loose components for complete installation freedom.
Available for flows of 32–1000 m3/h, PureBallast 3 Compact Flex is delivered as loose components for easy, space-saving installation. With a compact design and the highest possible flexibility, it provides the answer to installation challenges – especially in retrofits and other situations where space is vital.
The treatment stages are integrated into the ballast water piping as inline components. Simple plug-and-play contacts reduce time and cost for engineering and installation, making PureBallast 3 Compact Flex the perfect fit for most projects.
A broad range of auxiliary equipment is available to support integration into any vessel, including backflush pumps, sampling points, valve packages and remote-control panels.
PureBallast 3 Compact Flex is available with both IMO and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) type approvals.
PureBallast 3 Compact is a convenient solution for smaller ballast water flows. It integrates the system into a plug-and-play module with a small footprint.
Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Compact can be delivered as a skid-mounted module, this makes it not only compact, but also easy to install due to minimized pipework. The skid has a minimal footprint and is connected via simple plug-and-play contacts. For flows of 32-300 m3/H.
All components are incorporated into the skid, apart from an electrical cabinet that is flexibly placed. This cabinet is a combination of the lamp drive cabinet and control cabinet of larger systems.
The following components are incorporated into the PureBallast 3 Compact skid-mounted:
A broad range of auxiliary equipment is available to support integration into any vessel, including backflush pumps, sampling points, valve packages and remote control panels.
PureBallast 3 for large flows and Ex-design, configurations available for 250-3000 m3/h, and even larger flows with multiple systems.
PureBallast 3 Ex systems are available for flows of 250–3000 m3/h, with dual systems providing coverage for up to 6000 m3/h. They can be supplied in range of Ex configurations according to ATEX and IECEx, Zone 1, IIC and T4. Design is simplified by the flexible placement of the lamp drive cabinets, which can be located outside the hazardous zone and up to 150 m away from the reactors they serve.
Redundant safety features, such as the connection of the reactor temperature and level sensors via relays that bypass the PLC, increase safety in operation.
Many tankers use submersible pumps to eliminate the need for a pump room and maximize space for product. This often leaves insufficient internal space for a ballast water treatment system. For this reason, pre-assembled PureBallast 3 Ex systems can be delivered in a standardize deckhouse, complete with all interior piping.
The flow-related components of the PureBallast 3 Ex system (UV reactor, filter and CIP unit) are contained within the deckhouse, while the lamp drive cabinet and control cabinet are installed outside the deckhouse and within the vessel’s safe zone.
PureBallast 3 Std and Ex systems are available with both IMO and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) type approvals.
PureBallast 3 performs in the background, running in IMO-regulated waters at just 50% of its potential operating power in most situations. It can be ramped up to full power for the most difficult operating scenarios.
The deballasting process is essentially the same as the ballasting process. However, the filter stage is bypassed during deballasting since the water has already been filtered.
After leaving the ballast water tanks, the outgoing ballast water passes through the reactor stage to eliminate any regrowth of microorganisms that may have occurred in transit. Having thus been disinfected to the established limits, it is discharged into the receiving water at the deballasting site.
The same start-up and shutdown sequence, including CIP, is employed during both ballasting and deballasting.
Comprehensive documentation for PureBallast 3 is available to support system evaluation, design, installation and operation.
PureBallast 3 documentation for shipyards and other installing parties is divided into:
Direct assistance from Alfa Laval is also available to aid design and planning, as well as in the installation and commissioning processes.
To obtain design and installation documentation or more information, please contact Alfa Laval.
Download Alfa Laval’s ballast water management resources to learn more about PureBallast 3 and how it compares to other available treatment technologies.
Based on loose components, plug and play, for installation freedom.
Compact systems to be configured as a plug-and-play ready module.
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