Introduction GloEn-Patrol ballast water treatment system
Hatenboer-Water introduces the IMO-approved ‘GloEn-Patrol™ Ballast Water Treatment System.’ The basic approach of the GloEn-Patrol™ system is the use of proven and at the same time environment-friendly water treatment technologies: filtration and UV light for the removal of sediments and aquatic organisms and to destroy (micro)organisms. The complete system is simple to install, either as retrofit or in newbuild ships.
Hatenboer-Water supplies a range of installations that can treat between 150 to 700 m³ of ballast water per hour. Installing systems in a parallel configuration makes it possible to treat up to 6,000 m³ of ballast water per hour.
Ballast water treatment system
The installation is made up of individual components as described hereunder. If required, we can design, build and test a complete skid-mounted unit in our own workshop, this being carried out entirely to meet the client’s specific requirements. The system consists of the following components:
The incoming ballast water flows through the cylindrical filter element from the centre to the outside of the filter. When the pressure differential in the filter reaches a predetermined level the backflush programme automatically comes into operation. During the filter backflush, the intake of ballast water can continue and the installation continues to operate normally.
Control panel (PLC operated)
The entire system is controlled by a PLC operated control panel. The visual display unit on the control panel is equipped with touch screen facility.
The use of ultraviolet (UV) light in the disinfection of water is a proven technology. This safe and effective method is suitable for both large and small installations. The UV light ensures that bacteria, viruses and other living organisms are inactivated (thus are no longer able to reproduce). The UV radiation sets in motion a photochemical reaction that destroys the genetic information contained in the organisms’ DNA, causing them permanent loss of their capacity to reproduce.
The unprecedented characteristics of the GloEn-Patrol™ ballast water treatment system are:
- IMO type approval
- Proven clean technology
- Small footprint (compact design)
- Automatic operation
- Reduced sediment in ballast tanks
- Flexible installation: either horizontal or vertical
- Chemical-free operation
- Low capital investment and low operating costs.