Sailors SocietyPort of South LouisianaBühler GmbHTBA GroupTMS Awards 2023Van Aalst
  • Port of Stockton
  • Van Aalst
  • TBA Group
  • Geneva Dry
  • Vigan
  • Cimbria

A new era in ballast water management

A new era in ballast water management

(Posted on 31/05/24)

Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ultra is the latest ballast water management system (BWMS) built on proven PureBallast 3 technology. The system brings new advantages to the market’s most efficient UV treatment solution, from enhanced performance in challenging waters to further power savings and simpler installation. Deliveries of PureBallast 3 Ultra will begin in Q3 2025.

As the retrofit market subsides, many BWMS manufacturers have withdrawn or face an uncertain future. Alfa Laval, by contrast, continues to evolve its leading UV technology and its offering to shipowners and shipyards. PureBallast 3 Ultra answers the needs of today’s ballast water management market – and also tomorrow’s.

“PureBallast 3 Ultra shows that Alfa Laval is here to stay,” says Peter Sahlén, Head of Alfa Laval PureBallast. “The advances build on 20 years of experience and the thousands of PureBallast 3 systems delivered, more than 3000 of which are supported through our PureBallast Compliance Service Package.”

For shipowners who operate in sedimented areas, PureBallast 3 Ultra means added peace of mind. The system offers enhanced performance in challenging waters, thanks to a new filter design that reduces the risk of filter clogging. Several of the filter improvements, such as a faster gear motor that improves backflushing efficiency, are also available as an upgrade for existing PureBallast 3 systems.

The new filter design safeguards vessel operations, especially in combination with Alfa Laval’s efficient UV technology. PureBallast 3 Ultra runs at just 50% of its potential operating power in many conditions, yet it can ramp up to full power to maintain flow in challenging waters.

By supporting higher flow rates, PureBallast 3 Ultra uses less energy than competing UV systems in relation to the ballast water volume. It can also be more efficient than previous PureBallast 3 systems, thanks to an expanded range of UV reactor sizes that closely match the ballast pump capacity. For certain flows, power needs are reduced by almost 20%.

The wider UV reactor range means more flexibility for shipyards, who also benefit from other features. The Cleaning-In-Place (CIP) unit and pressure monitoring device are integrated into the UV reactor module, and the upgraded filter design is smaller. With a small footprint and fewer connections, PureBallast 3 Ultra can be configured for ballast water flows of 42–3000 m3/h, as well as Ex requirements.

“We’ve listened closely to our customers, and PureBallast 3 Ultra is optimized for their business needs,” says Tobias Doescher, Head of Global Sales, Business Development and Marketing, Alfa Laval PureBallast. “Whether they build vessels or sail them, customers will find the flexibility, simplicity and security they’re looking for.”

Latest News

Weathernews enhances SeaNavigator platform with powerful new tools

(Posted on 19/06/24)

In line with its focus on continuous improvement of its cloud-based SeaNavigator voyage-optimization... Read more


BOA: Ships should be built to seawater-lubricated sterntubeless design

(Posted on 14/06/24)

Future newbuild ships of all types should be built without a sterntube and with a seawater-lubricated... Read more


Survitec white paper calls for greater oversight for fire safety inspections

(Posted on 07/06/24)

Global Survival Technology solutions provider Survitec has highlighted the dangers of inadequate maintenance... Read more


Making sense of real-time load measurement

(Posted on 07/06/24)

The handling of dry bulk materials used to be a completely manual process, but it is now being increasingly... Read more


Laskaridis Shipping and Metis to find pathways to low carbon future

(Posted on 01/06/24)

A research project which brings together The Cambridge Centre for Advanced Research and Education in... Read more


BWM delivers dust suppression system at Fraser Surrey docks

(Posted on 31/05/24)

Australia based Blue Water Misting (BWM) has delivered and commissioned a dust suppression system at... Read more


New Ro-Ro Radial Telescopic Unit continues Telestack innovation

(Posted on 28/05/24)

Telestack are launching the NEW TSR 40 Radial Telescopic, the only Roll On-Roll Off (Ro-Ro) Radial Telescopic... Read more


Florida port orders two Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 MHCs

(Posted on 28/05/24)

SeaPort Manatee will bring extra capacity to general cargo and container handling at their operations... Read more


Liebherr-MCCtec GmbH honoured again with EcoVadis gold medal

(Posted on 28/05/24)

Liebherr-MCCtec GmbH has once again achieved the gold medal, which is reserved for the top 5% of all... Read more


Bruks Siwertell radar based anti-collision systems enables safer, faster unloading

(Posted on 22/05/24)

Bruks Siwertell has launched new digital advances designed to enhance the safety and efficiency of dry... Read more


TelestackPort of StocktonCimbriaViganGeneva Dry
  • Sailors Society
  • Telestack

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping