Frustrated with your current BWMS?

Set it right by turning to Alfa Laval

Address your ballast water management system challenges

If the reality of ballast water management hasn’t met your expectations, you’re not alone. Others have purchased or acquired ballast water management systems (BWMS) in good faith, only to find that they don’t comply as intended – or aren’t supported as needed.

Don't risk non-compliance and hefty penalties for a poorly functioning BWMS. Replacing your existing system could be a more cost-effective solution in the long run. Having replaced over 200 systems from over 20 different makers, Alfa Laval has the expertise you can rely on to ensure compliance.

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*Some exclusions apply!

What percentage of installed BWMS will need to be replaced
before the end of their service life?


Survey responses from Riviera’s webinar ”Replacing a failed or out-of-spec BWMS”

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Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 – the trusted solution

Has replacing your current BWMS become the most reasonable alternative? If that's the case, there’s a simple, reliable and proven solution. You’ll find it in Alfa Laval PureBallast 3, the latest generation from the global market leader in UV ballast water management.

Why choose Alfa Laval?

  • Over 15 years of experience in ballast water management
  • High flexibility in system and approach
  • Deep technical and practical knowledge
  • Well-established partners and procedures
  • Engineering support from start to finish
  • Global organization with strong logistics and local presence

When you choose Alfa Laval, you get:

  • A free onboard survey to ensure the right BWMS for your vessel
  • Cost-effective solutions based on our extensive replacement experience
  • Elimination of excessive OPEX costs and unreliable BWMS equipment
  • Access to the latest connectivity equipment and a 2-year subscription for remote troubleshooting and performance monitoring
  • Peace of mind with the market leader in ballast water management

Our free onboard survey is where it all begins, because this is where we determine the correct and most cost-effective solution for you. Each vessel has unique characteristics that require a tailored approach to BWMS replacement. With deep knowledge, hands-on experience and the compact, flexible design of PureBallast 3, we can find the solution for your needs and space.

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Why upgrade to Alfa Laval PureBallast 3?

After our BWMS equipment failed, we became aware of the shortcomings in the aftermarket support and service provided by our previous supplier. We needed a more reliable and responsive partner, which is why we chose Alfa Laval and their PureBallast 3.”
We realized that upgrading our BWMS to meet USCG regulations would cost us a fortune. So, we switched to PureBallast 3 – it’s cost-efficient and meets all necessary regulations."
Our last BWMS system was constantly malfunctioning and causing delays in our operations. Switching to Alfa Laval's reliable PureBallast 3 system has let us focus on our business."
When our old BWMS supplier left the market, we were left with no support and nowhere to turn. Alfa Laval's global presence and reputation gave us the assurance we needed to make the switch to PureBallast 3."
Our previous system didn’t have USCG type approval, leaving us with limited operational flexibility. Alfa Laval's PureBallast 3 system not only has USCG type approval but also meets the most stringent environmental regulations."


Expert support wherever your vessel sails

Our Alfa Laval Marine Service network has service centres, distribution centres and field service engineers around the globe. Whatever your need, we coordinate across oceans, continents and time zones to meet it. Contact us anytime and from anywhere – we’ll do the rest.

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PureBallast Connect


Drive operations forward by leveraging system data. Alfa Laval PureBallast Connect is a secure digital service portal that brings you information from your Alfa Laval PureBallast systems – anytime, anywhere. With remote access to ballast water management system (BWMS) data, you can maximize uptime, reduce workload, and optimize across your fleet. 

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Flexible BWMS solutions, adapted to your needs

Our PureBallast 3 technology is available in a range of compact and flexible system solutions. Whether you have small or large ballast water flow needs, we have a solution that can be matched and tailored to your vessel – even if you have Ex environments or other special requirements on board.

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UV or EC – which technology is right for you?

BWMS choices shouldn’t be made by default, especially when it comes to the choice of technology: UV or electrochlorination (EC). By raising the right questions, you can lower a lot – from your costs and risks to your operating limitations. Find out why UV treatment with PureBallast 3 is the smartest choice.

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Here for 100 years and beyond

Behind our expertise in ballast water management is a long history of supporting marine businesses. For more than a century, Alfa Laval has been a constant presence at sea. You can be sure that we’ll be here tomorrow – ready to support your BWMS for the lifetime of your vessel.

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Webinar: Replacing a failed or out-of-spec BWMS

On 30 May 2023, Riviera held a webinar focused on BWMS replacement. When participants were surveyed about their concerns, the results showed:

  • 93% believe that more than 10% of today’s installed BWMS will have to be replaced before the end of their service life
  • 58% believe that operational and technical problems will be the main reason for BWMS replacement
  • 48% value system reliability and support the most when choosing a BWMS replacement

For full survey results, a webinar summary and the opportunity to watch on demand, visit Riviera’s website.

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It doesn’t matter how you acquired your BWMS or why you’re dissatisfied with it. If you’re ready for replacement, Alfa Laval has the knowledge to make it happen – and a proven solution in PureBallast 3.