Nowadays dramatic examples of the devastation caused by invasive species on the marine wildlife are all too easy to find.The most effective way to limit the spread of ballast water invasive species is to prevent their introduction.Electrolytic chlorination feeds an electrical current to the ballast seawater.During this process Chlorine, Sodium Hypochlorite, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrogen and other chemical compounds are formed in the chamber through which the ballast seawater passes. If you are an owner and/or operator using similar units, then it is highly recommended to carry out a risk assessment of your equipment.Filter During uptake for both Aquarius® UV & EC, seawater is first passed through an automatic back-washing filter with a 40 micron screen to remove particulates, sediments, zooplankton and phytoplankton. Flexibility Wärtsilä’s scope of supply whether loose, modular or bespoke system’s allows flexibility for application across the full range of ship types and sizes, for both the new build and retrofit markets.
Our simple, six step solution to help meet legislation and reduce your impact on the marine environment.
At Wärtsilä, we know that the equipment we supply is fundamentally safe.
Recently, the UK Health and Safety Executive issued a safety alert for ballast water treatment systems using electrolytic chlorination units, after an explosion in a semi-submersible installation.
We believe that a single supplier for the entire design process, equipment supply and installation support is beneficial to the ship owner both in terms of cost and efficiency.
Communication across different disciplines is proven more efficient when exchanged within the same company.