Ballast water treatment – Unwanted Stow-aways!

The introduction of invasive marine species to new environments is a major threat to the world’s oceans.
The introduction of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens to new environments has been identified as one of the four greatest threats to the world’s oceans.

Ballast water is routinely taken on by ships for stability and structural integrity. It can contain thousands of aquatic microbes, algae and organisms, which are then carried across oceans and released into foreign ecosystems, and hereby endanger the delicate balance of its nature. The international Convention for the Control and management of ships’ ballast water and sediments (BWM Convention), requires ships to manage their ballast water to remove, render harmless, or avoid the uptake or discharge of aquatic organisms and pathogens via the ballast system. IRON Pump has since the BWM convention entered into force on the 8 September 2017, cooperated with some of the leading manufactures of ballast water treatment systems, and together developed solutions that contribute to protect the marine ecosystems of the oceans.

Optimal selection
We have made it easy to obtain best value for money when acquiring pumps applicable for BWM systems. A narrow selection, perfectly suitable for the application is available for on-line configuration in the IRON PUMPS pump-selector. The CNL pump is the excellent choice for light duty operation and will provide reliable and effective service throughout its entire lifetime. The top-pull-out design features a compact pump and flexibility in installation.

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