PureBallast

PureBallast 3 solutions for container vessels

While containers may be standard, the ballast water treatment needs of container vessels are anything but. Container vessels may be small feeders engaged in coastwise service between ports, or they may be ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) that transport 20,000 TEU around the world. Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 offers solutions for all container vessel types, and Alfa Laval has the container-specific experience to support the most complex container vessel projects.

The choice of container vessel customers

The number of customers choosing PureBallast 3 for ballast water treatment on their container vessels continues to grow.

PureBallast 3 is MSC’s retrofit standard

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has signed a comprehensive fleet agreement, making PureBallast 3 the default for all MSC container vessels. With over 500 vessels to manage worldwide, the company was attracted by the simplicity and reliability of the PureBallast 3 solution – but finds added strength in Alfa Laval’s training, service capabilities and minimization of USCG holding time.

Answers for your container vessel’s needs

A wide range of system advantages and dedicated technical solutions make PureBallast 3 the ideal choice for ballast water treatment on container vessels.

Simplifying retrofit installations

Existing container vessels need to be retrofitted with ballast water treatment systems by the time of their next renewal survey. However, they seldom have space allotted for it in their design. PureBallast 3 Compact Flex handles most flows and is flexibly built with loose components, making it the ideal system for saving space and resolving container vessel retrofit challenges.

Skid-mounted for smaller container vessels

If you have a small container vessel, there’s no reason to make big work of installing a ballast water treatment system. PureBallast 3 Compact is a convenient, skid-mounted solution that’s specially designed for small feeders and other vessels with flow needs of 32–300 m3/h. Delivered as a skid-mounted module, it minimizes both footprint and pipework.

Flexibility for ultra-large container vessels

Although ultra-large container vessels (ULVCs) are rare, their ballast water flows can rival those of bulkers and tankers. PureBallast 3 has the flexibility to meet even ULVC needs with a small footprint and low power consumption, thanks in part to a reactor family that includes 1000 m3/h and 1500 m3/h reactor sizes.

Minimized holding time in US waters

Many feeders operate in coastwise service in USCG-regulated waters. If you have a relatively short time between United States ports, long ballast water holding times aren’t an option. PureBallast 3 now has a minimized holding time of just 2.5 hours – which is only needed when crossing between Captain of the Port Zones.

Proof and documentation for container vessels

The following links and downloads may be useful as you consider a PureBallast 3 solution for your container vessel.

PureBallast 3 Std leaflet

Learn more about PureBallast 3 Std, which handles flows up to 3000 m3/h (6000 m3/h with dual systems) and has the broadest installation parameters.

PureBallast 3 Compact Flex leaflet

Learn more about PureBallast 3 Compact Flex, the ideal solution for most vessels with ballast water flows up to 1000 m3/h. It arrives as loose components for complete installation freedom and the market’s smallest footprint.

PureBallast 3 Compact leaflet

Learn more about PureBallast 3 Compact, a convenient solution for smaller ballast water flows. It integrates the system into a plug-and-play module with a small footprint.

UV vs EC for large flows

Find out why UV ballast water treatment today is often a smarter solution for large flows than electrochlorination.

PureBallast 3 supplier confidence

Discover why Alfa Laval is the reliable choice for equipping your container vessels with ballast water treatment systems.

Contact us to discuss your container vessel’s needs

Let’s talk about the specific challenges you face in ballast water treatment. With our many years of experience, we can guide you to the right PureBallast 3 solution for your container vessel.

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