USCG-approved tests of Alfa Laval PureBallast | Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval PureBallast near completion of required USCG testing procedures

Alfa Laval continues to move swiftly towards the submission of a US Coast Guard (USCG) type approval application for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3.1. The company has performed half of the required land-based tests and is set to conclude the remainder of these within Q2.

DATE 2022-02-03

Alfa Laval remains on track to submit its application for USCG type approval after requisite tests of PureBallast are finished in Q2 of 2016. Half of the required land-based procedures have now been completed using the USCG-approved CMFDA/FDA (staining) method. The tests, which have been performed at DHI in Denmark, have all returned strong biological disinfection results.

"Alfa Laval has a robust biological disinfection technology and has mobilized quickly following the USCG's rejection of most probable number method," says Stephen Westerling Greer, Global Business Manager for PureBallast. "As a dedicated supplier approachi.ng 100 years of marine service, we have made USCG type approval a top priority."

Westerling Greer concludes, "Alfa Laval's vast experience in marine engineering, combined with specific knowledge in the design of ballast water treatment systems, is allowing us to secure a fast and positive testing outcome."