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Match ballast with business

Ensure your ballast water treatment system complies where you sail – not just on paper.

  • Reveal the hidden issues within type approvals
  • Find performance to match real-life requirements.
  • Choose your vessel, define your trade route, and explore the issues that will affect your system
  • See how different ballast water treatment systems addresses them.

Welcome to Compliance Navigator

Find out way forward in ballast water system

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sea_ocean_water.640x360.jpgUnderstand key criteria in ballast water treatment

What’s the water like where you sail? Every ballast water treatment system has limitations related to water conditions. Which conditions are important depends on which technology you choose: electrochlorination or UV treatment?

marine_ship_underway_640x360.jpgIdentify a system to meet your requirements

Compare potential systems with the conditions and limitations on your vessel´s trade routes. Guide yourself step by step through key parameters and decisions, so that the system you choose complies not just on paper – but also where you sail.


How can we help you_image640x360.jpgEvaluate the importance of service and support

With a system in place, you’ll want your operations to continue, without interruptions or delays. Over your system’s lifetime, you need to safeguard its compliance, uptime and cost efficiency with the support of your supplier.

There’s plenty to consider when looking at ballast water treatment systems

Pureballast ship.jpgStart with your operations

Where does your vessel do business? Every ballast water treatment system has limits. A system only complies under the specific conditions in its type approval, which need to match conditions where you sail. How saline, frigid, or turbid the water is can affect:

  • How much it costs you to comply
  • How long before you can deballast
  • Whether you can sail in an area at all

uv_vs_ec_white_paper2020_vignette.jpgLook at your vessel - not just the system 

Do you see the whole picture when you look at a ballast water treatment system? If it’s a UV system, the answer is probably yes. You see the components you need. If it’s an electrochlorination (EC) system, you could need a lot more. Depending where you sail, you might need additional heating or a tank for storing salty water. Surely, you’ll need ventilation equipment and storage for chemicals. Those are often outside the supplier’s scope, but they add footprint and cost. EC can also affect your vessel in another way – by corroding your ballast water tanks.

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tanker-splash-640x360.jpgThink marine from start to finish

Your system should also be easy to use – and ready for the unexpected at sea. Since the sea is harsh to marine equipment, your system needs noncorrosive, marine-grade materials to last as long as your vessel. But it’s not just materials. Suppliers with little experience designing or delivering marine systems might underestimate the challenges. And will they be ready with service if anything goes wrong?

blobid1.jpgDo you value a supplier with staying power

How long do you plan on doing business? 10 year? 20 years? You’ll need a supplier who’ll be there just as long. It’s not only a matter of getting marine service world-wide if anything goes wrong. If your supplier disappears and the system is discontinued, there’s no one to produce certified spare parts. And without those, your system’s type approval certificate could become invalid.

Find your way forward in ballast water treatment​

There’s one thing you don’t want in ballast water treatment: limits on your business. Although type approval certificates define System Design Limitations, the ways they affect you can be difficult to see. ​The tool Compliance Navigator takes the mystery out of selection, by comparing potential systems with the conditions and limitations on your vessel’s trade routes.​

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