Ballast pumps are used for the filling and drainage of barges. They ensure the stability of the vessel, compensating for changes in the weight during the load-in or load-out of large objects (leveling). In addition, mobile ballast pumps are also used for salvage operations. During these specialized deployments speed, security, and expertise are of crucial importance.
The BA150E a perfect fit
The BBA Pumps BA series consists of many different models, ranging from a small 3' jet pump to the large 24' waste water pump. All models are equipped as standard with a vacuum system, enabling their use as multifunctional self priming pumps in a wide range of applications.
The most popular model is the BA150E. This 6' diesel driven allrounder is ideal for hectic load-in load-out projects, with impressive features making it the ideal choice for ballast pump applications.
- A compact pump set with a capacity of more than 450 tonnes / hour;
- The vacuum system guarantees a short priming;
- Designated lifting components and lockable doors for optimum safety on the barge;
- Its own fuel tank with a leak-proof bottom tray, large enough for over 30 hours of operation.
Eight BA150E pumpsets provide a total of more than 3000 tonnes / per hour in ballast operations.