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Meet ballast regulations with ease

Keep it simple. And keep sailing.

Ballast water regulations keeping you up at night? Well, you’ve come to the right place. From choosing the right treatment system to planning a retrofit, the whole process can seem like a complicated headache. But it doesn’t need to be that way. With the right knowledge – and the right partner by your side – you can keep it simple and keep sailing like you always have.

By your side at every step

If you want to keep things simple, you need to have a smart approach to your ballast water treatment solution. And that takes more than just picking the right technology. It also takes experience.

  • Alfa Laval has been working with ballast water technology for almost 20 years
  • We have helped shipping companies of all sizes choose the right systems for their needs
  • We work closely with customers to plan efficient, cost-effective installations at every step of the process

All that experience is now available at your fingertips to make sure you can easily plan a smooth project for your fleet. Keep scrolling to find easy, cost-free ways that you can take advantage of our knowledge.

52 fleets, one unanimous choice

Not all fleets have the resources for a deep dive into ballast water treatment. But that didn’t stop a group of 52 coaster fleet owners in Turkey. Working together, they made a thorough and systematic investigation of the potential choices – and all agreed on PureBallast 3. “Alfa Laval was far and away the leader,” says shipowner and group spokesperson Murat Er.

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Know what’s needed for ballast water compliance

As you look into ballast water treatment solutions, the word “compliance” is one you’ll come across in one form or another. It’s a little word, but it’s a bigger concept – and it concerns some big obligations for ballast water treatment systems and you. Download the leaflet to know more about ballast water compliance.

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Retrofitting can be simple

Overwhelmed by the thought of retrofitting a ballast water treatment system? You’re not alone. But the right planning and guidance can minimize the challenges and costs. With experience from over a decade of PureBallast 3 retrofits, Alfa Laval has the insights, skills and routines to keep your retrofit project on course. Download our brochure to learn how we do it.

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Choose trade over trade-offs

Type approval isn’t the same as compliance. Even if a ballast water treatment system is certified, it may not get your vessel where it needs to go. Compliance Navigator is a new tool for comparing potential systems with the conditions and limitations on your vessel’s trade routes. Step by step, it guides you through key parameters and decisions, so that the system you choose complies not just on paper – but also where you sail.

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What to consider when choosing ballast water treatment technology

Today, there are more types of ballast water systems than ever to choose from. Download our handy guides to better understand what you need to look for – and what you need to avoid.


Top five selection tips

Not sure where to start? These tips will point you in the right direction with the most important selection criteria.

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Understand water conditions

What do salinity, temperature and UVT have to do with compliance? They can all limit system performance. This explains why.

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Make sense of holding time

How long does ballast water treatment take? That depends on how and where you do it. Here’s the simple explanation.

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Meet Alfa Laval PureBallast 3

With a chemical-free and space-saving design, the Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 ballast water treatment system is as easy to operate as it is to install. That’s why it has become the leading choice for both major international shipping companies and dedicated local fleets.

Of course, we understand that your choice of equipment is really just one piece of a bigger puzzle. No matter where in the world you are, we have capable, local engineering partners who can be at your side whenever you need them. We’re here to listen, solve challenges, and make sure every part of your project goes as smoothly – and simply – as possible.


Total solutions for your need

Alfa Laval provides more than just technology. You can count on us for everything around PureBallast 3.

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Adapted flow for bulkers

With a PureBallast 3 bulker-fit configuration, you lower your investment and operating costs.

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Deckhouses for tankers

If you don’t have a pump room or much other space for a ballast water treatment system, install it topside.

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Finance your retrofit

Concerned about how to afford your ballast water treatment system retrofit? It doesn’t have to be a headache. Through well-established partners, Alfa Laval can arrange leasing or credit guarantees for PureBallast 3. You can count on flexible financing at a competitive price – with minimal hassle and no hidden costs. Download our brochure or contact us to learn more.