DESMI Ocean Guard Ballast Water Treatment Systems
DESMI Ocean Guard develops ballast water treatment systems for the marine industry.
The company’s systems have set industry benchmarks for low-power consumption and reliable performance in challenging water conditions.
Optimised ballast water treatment system
Rayclean is a type-approved ballast water system, which uses mechanical filtration and UV radiation.
Mechanical filtration is performed using an automatic back-flushing filter developed especially for Boll & Kirch ballast water. It employs a screen filter with a 30-micron wire mesh.
UV treatment takes place in a specially designed and optimised UV reactor that has a treatment rated capacity (TRC) of 300m³/h. System flow rates up to 3,000m³/h are obtained by installing more UV reactors in parallel.
The RayClean system uses highly effective, low-pressure UV lamps that reduce the system energy consumption between 30% and 50% compared with mid-pressure lamps.
Fully automated treatment for ballast water
Crew members only need to start and stop ballast operations, with the rest of the RayClean system’s operation being fully automated.
The RayClean system copes with extremely challenging water conditions by automatically reducing water flow through the system.
While other UV systems have to give a low UV transmission warning, the RayClean system can continue treatment in compliance with discharge standards by reducing the flow rate.
Reliable ballast water treatment systems
System development and testing have provided a reliable solution that will work with any level of water salinity or temperature.
DESMI Ocean Guard has also tested its systems in freshwater conditions, and at extremely low UV-transmission.
This provides solid evidence that when other ballast water treatment systems reach their limit cold water or low UV-transmission, DESMI Ocean Guard systems remain functional.
System component delivery for vessels
DESMI Ocean Guard delivers ballast water treatment systems as individual loose components to facilitate integration for retrofit projects or larger systems.
Systems can also be delivered skid-mounted, the best option for small / mid-sized systems and new vessels.
Alternatively, systems can be provided in a container, requiring only a connection to a power supply, and a ballast water inlet and outlet.
Ship inspection and engineering services
DESMI Ocean Guard’s talented engineers can inspect vessels to provide feedback on the best possible location for retrofit ballast water treatment systems.
The company can use 3D scanning to prepare a 3D CAD model, which will give an accurate indication of how the system will look when installed aboard vessels.
This ship inspection service will allow clients to plan ahead and avoid possible collisions with equipment such as ladders, piping and stiffeners.
Installation, commissioning and servicing of ballast water systems
DESMI systems are installed and commissioned by one of the companies’ supervisors, alongside a crew of experienced workmen, and DESMI collaboration partners.
The company offers a complete service agreement for its systems, including regular inspections and maintenance work.
About DESMI Ocean Guard
In 2009, ship owner AP Moller-Maersk, pump manufacturer DESMI, and water treatment specialists UltraAqua established DESMI Ocean Guard.
By combining the knowledge of these three companies, it has been possible to develop ballast water treatment systems that meet International Maritime Organisation (IMO) discharge standards.
The systems also take into consideration the special concerns and issues related to installation and daily operation on-board vessels.
DESMI Ocean Guard is now owned by DESMI A/S.
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DESMI Ocean Guard RayClean
RayClean is the leading ballast water treatment system in the marine industry, with unrivalled treatment performance and the lowest energy consumption in its class.
DESMI Ocean Guard is proud to announce the launch of its new CompactClean ballast water management system, which sets new standards for small footprint, reliable performance, and certainty of meeting both the international and US discharge standards.Read more
On July 12th the US Coast Guard denied DESMI Ocean Guard's appeal regarding USCG's initial decision to reject the use of the MPN test method in type approval testing of ballast water treatment systems.Read more
DESMI Ocean Guard A/S announced that notified body DEKRA EXAM GmbH on 9 June 2016 issued ATEX certificate for its RayClean-EXTM ballast water treatment system. This means the system can now be installed directly in hazardous areas onboard tanker vessels.Read more
On 16 December 2015, japanese classification society Class-NK issued a type approval certificate for the DESMI Ocean Guard RayCleanTM ballast water treatment system.Read more
DESMI Ocean Guard is pleased to announce that the RayCleanTM BWTS has been selected for installation on a series of new container vessels for Maersk Line.Read more
DESMI Ocean Guard are pleased to announce that the RayClean™ BWTS was granted AMS acceptance by the USCG on 30 January.Read more
In late December 2014, DESMI Ocean Guard received orders for the RayClean-400 ballast water treatment system for two new asphalt carriers being built at 3. Maj shipyard in Croatia.Read more
DESMI Ocean Guard will be participating in the Danish Maritime Fair exhibition from 7-10 October. The exhibition takes place in the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, where DESMI Ocean Guard will display the RayClean system at stand no. B0-025.Read more
On 9-11 April, DESMI Ocean Guard participates in the SEA-Japan 2014 exhibition in Tokyo. We look forward to meeting with our current and future clients, suppliers and anyone else who is interested in ballast water treatment. Please visit us in booth 2H-53, where we will display our products, including a RayClean UV-unit, capable of treating 300m³/h of ballast water.Read more