Ballast Water Monitoring, a leading manufacturer of real-time performance monitor for ballast water treatment systems in shipping, has appointed Elcome International as its non-exclusive distributor for the Middle East.
Based in Dubai, Elcome International is one of the world’s largest maritime companies with a diversified portfolio of technologies and solutions. It operates out of 22 offices, across 11 countries, with over 500 employees.
As per the agreement, Elcome will provide sales, installation and service support for the company’s real-time in-line ballast water treatment monitor system in the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Egypt.
The bw-monitor automatically and continuously surveys the functionality and efficacy of the shipboard ballast water treatment system (BWTS) in the ballast line, said the statement from Ballast Water Monitoring.
It uses a combination of laser and fluorescence methodologies to provide performance data on filter efficacy and immediate disinfection kill-rate. It logs real-time data and delivers a tamper-proof report of indicative data for the shipowner and port state control, it stated.
The data can also be shared with the shipowner and BWTS manufacturer via an internet connection.
The technology yields a wealth of data on the performance of filter and treatment equipment from every ballasting operation covering all ballast tanks from start to end, allowing the system to be integrated with the ship’s predictive maintenance system, it added.
Ballast Water Monitoring CEO Ole Lüthcke Christensen said: "Our philosophy behind this system can best be described as ‘in-line and on-time.’ We developed an automated self-contained in-line monitor to provide performance information on the BWTS on uptake when it’s useful rather than on discharge when it’s too late to do something."
"The Ballast Water Monitor is an important addition to our product lines,” said Pramod Nair, Senior Manager of Automation, Elcome International.
"Its unique technology gives ship operators a critical tool to ensure compliance with international requirements and ensure the BWTS is doing its job," he added.-TradeArabia News Service