Increasing demands for cost and resource efficiency in ship operations and the growing importance of sustainable management have resulted in repeated critical examination of the individual material and process cycles by shipping companies and shipbuilders in recent years. Until now, ballast water on board has generally been treated with the use of chemicals, resulting in corresponding detrimental effects for the environment as well as material costs. At SMM 2012, with the new BallastMaster ultraV solution.
GEA Westfalia Separator Group demonstrates once again its development of new products that are customer-oriented and in line with market requirements: with this solution, the necessary cleaning processes can be completed entirely without the use of chemicals and solely on the basis of filtration and irradiation with UV-C light. As ultrasound is used for the self-cleaning of the lamps, no disinfection by-products occur.
The BallastMaster ultraV has a modular structure and is therefore suited both to use in the construction of new ships and to retrofitting. The system has already been certified under IMO regulations and is being presented for the first time at SMM in Hamburg.
A Modern Service Concept that Adapts Intelligently and Flexibly
Experts estimate that the costs of system failures and downtimes within one life cycle could be three to four times greater than the corresponding costs of maintenance and repair. Particularly in ship operations, the economic importance of system availability cannot be overestimated. GEA Westfalia Separator Group is therefore also bringing its new, holistic serv&care service concept to SMM 2012. serv&care makes service not only more flexible and adaptable than before but also capable of learning. Maintenance measures are no longer bound by rigid concepts and firmly defined packages but rather form one element of individually co-ordinated service agreements.
In all parameters, these are precisely geared to the individual requirements of the customer. The central benefit for the customer: maximum system availability with absolute budget security.
Source: Westfalia, July 27, 2012