Tailor-made solution developed by Flow Water in-house engineers can be installed at sea and is carbon offset neutral.
A new Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) developed by Flow Water Technologies Ltd, called FlowSafe, can now be fitted in bulkers with Gravity discharge pumps. Flowsafe is carbon offset neutral and saves costs because it can be installed at sea without the need for new pipework.
Originally developed for bulkers with Framo type pumps and pump rooms, Flow Water engineers re-visited the FlowSafe installation method in response to a customer query.
“A ship management company put across the problem of Gravity discharge valves on bulkers and asked us how we would overcome the issue without having to introduce new pipework to the vessel," said Mark Hadfield, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Flow Water Technologies Ltd.
“FlowSafe can be installed initially on the main ballast line just like any other system, but being an active substance, the TRO needs to be measured before discharge.
“The design of the FlowSafe BWMS allows for the TRO to be measured from in-tank and, if needed, the neutralisation of the active substance can be sent to each tank individually without altering the existing pipework.
“This way the gravity de-ballasting can be used as normal.
“We are confident that this is another design from Flow Water that will favour the shipowners' pocket for installation costs.”
Flow Water Technologies Ltd, headquartered in Limassol, Cyprus, is a dedicated ballast water management engineering firm established by engineers with extensive experience in water treatment solutions.
Flow Water has established its own on-site training facility, the Flow Water Academy, developed in association with Frederick University, Cyprus, to give students hands-on education and experience in the water ballasting process.
About Flow Water Technologies Ltd
Flow Water Technologies Ltd is a dedicated ballast water management engineering company. Established in 2013, Flow Water brings together a wealth of knowledge and engineering expertise in marine industry water treatment, assembly and manufacturing, enabling it to develop a totally unique and highly sustainable off-set carbon neutral ballast water treatment solution.
Flow Water has offices in the UK, with core technology components engineered and manufactured by the Companies owners in the UK, USA and The Netherlands. Flow Water is headquartered in Cyprus.
Flow Water’s mission is to:
1. Convert its existing technologies into areas that can create greater efficiencies in the movement of fluids on board vessels, resulting in complete compliance and increased profits for the ship owner.
2. Provide environmentally sustainable solutions for the marine industry, to replace existing and outdated treatment methods. Manufacture, install and maintain the most efficient and cost-effective Ballast Water Management System available in the global market place.
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