ERMA FIRST BWTS FIT is an advanced modular system that was developed to exceed all the special installation requirements either for New Building vessels or especially any retrofit project. Covering an extensive capacity range from 50 to 3000m3/hr and having completed successfully the required tests on the way to USCG approval, ERMA FIRST FIT is an ideal solution for all types of ships.
The major components of the system are a high-end backwash filter and an electrolytic cell with outstanding performance under the most demanding conditions. The self-cleaning automatic screen filter has a nominal filtration rate of 40 microns. Its special designed screen provides with enormous zooplankton, phytoplankton and sediment removal, minimum pressure and uninterrupted, long-lasting operation at an extremely small footprint element.
For the de-ballasting of the vessel there is no need to use the system; It is completely by-passed and the water can be discharged directly overboard, after neutralization where applicable, with considerable gains in energy saving for the operators/managers of the vessel. Using an active substance that is produced by the method of electrolysis, any danger for re-growth of microorganisms is eliminated
- Simple and Flexible
- Suitable for all pump capacities
- Suitable for all available spaces
- Suitable for Fresh Water (0,9 PSU Salinity) and Low Temp. Waters (3oC)
- Low Power Consumption in Various Waters (1,8 kW/100m3 at 30 PSU)
Shipping moves over 80% of the world’s commodities and transfers approximately three to five billion tonnes of ballast water internationally every year. Ballast water is essential to the safe and efficient operation of shipping, but it also poses a serious ecological, economic and health threat through the transfer of invasive aquatic species inadvertently carried in it.
Ballast water contains a variety of organisms including bacteria and viruses and the adult and larval stages of the many marine and coastal plants and animals. While the vast majority of such organisms will not survive to the point when the ballast is discharged, some may survive and thrive in their new environment. These ‘non-native species’, if they become established, can have a serious ecological, economic and public health impact on the receiving environment
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