Problem: To operate safely and efficiently, cargo ships take in water to provide stability. This water, referred to as ballast, carries all kinds of bacteria, microbes and micro-algae. The ballast water must inevitably be discharged when the ship takes on cargo, often thousands of kilometers away from the port of origin, transferring pathogens and aquatic organisms that can cause serious environmental, economic and health problems.
The ballast water treatment market is set to experience significant growth in the next few years. In the wake of the ratification of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ballast Water Management Convention and the introduction of the more stringent United States Coast Guard (USCG) Ballast Water Management Regulations, suppliers need to be ready to act on the expected spur of investment in ballast water treatment systems.
Ballast Water Solutions. Ship ballasts often carry aquatic organisms that can cause a significant problem when transported from one body of water to another. In fact, the invasion of non-native species via ballast water has been described by maritime and environmental authorities as `one of the greatest threats to the world`s waterways.`
Many global shipyards and shipping companies rely on STS level sensors for the monitoring of water, waste water and fuel tanks - particularly in ballast tank applications. STS is a major supplier in this segment due to the high reliability of its sensors and the ability to manufacture them from titanium.
In shipbuilding Körting water jet ejectors do all critical pumping jobs on board a ship: bilging inaccessible tank and ballast spaces. conveying solids on long dredger suction heads. essential component in fresh water production plants on sea.
In shipbuilding, high standards of reliability as well as increasingly the energy efficiency of the systems are important prerequisites for the economical-technical overall evaluation in the technical procurement process. Ships as self-sufficient systems are particularly dependent on the reliable functioning of all installed components, including the pumps. They fulfil many tasks on board which are vital for the operation of the vessel: Delivery of ballast water and wastewater, boiler supply, condensate recovery,...
Our systems are used in the marine industry everywhere from small boatyards to large shipyards. We effectively remove heavy metals, oil & grease, and debris from bilgewater, as well as remove marine organisms from ballast water.
Posi-Shell erosion control coatings are the perfect low-cost solution to protect and stabilize slopes. Our long-term coatings are spray-applied and allow engineers or operators to protect acres (hectares) of slope in a single day. The finished coating is durable and textured, reducing water energy across large areas. The final product eliminates erosion, siltation, and (as a result) expensive rework. The product can be designed to last for years and is easily tracked into slopes when intermediate protection...