Hyde Guardian Ballast Water Treatment Systems
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Hyde Marine is a world leader in ballast water treatment systems designed to control the spread of non-indigenous aquatic organisms. Owners and operators committed to operating their vessels in a responsible, sustainable, and economical way rely on the Hyde GUARDIAN Gold® Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) to provide an IMO type approved solution to maximize their ship’s environmental compliance. The Hyde GUARDIAN Gold system is suitable for a broad range of treatment requirements based on our many years of experience and can be retrofitted in-situ to existing vessels with no downtime. Hyde Marine is a pioneer in early ballast water research and continues its position as a technology leader and an integral part of Calgon Carbon UV Technologies.
Around the world more than 10 billion tons of ballast water are carried in ships each year containing thousands of species of aquatic animals and plants. This creates problems for the marine environment and human health and threatens economies that depend on healthy aquatic ecosystems. The transportation of ballast water can not be stopped, but the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens can be minimized by deep sea exchange or suitable treatment. Ballast water exchange is costly, time consuming and is at best only 90% effective. Pumps may have to run for 3-4 days, which increases fuel consumption, and wear and tear on equipment and stack emissions. Ballast water exchange can result in increased hull stresses and stability problems.
Hyde Marine Ballast Water Treatment System:
The Hyde Marine BWTS offers an effective and reliable solution based on solids separation and UV irradiation. The Hyde Marine system utilizes existing ballast pumps and piping. Standard systems are available for flow rates from 60m3/h up to 1500m3/h and customized systems up to 6000m3/h.
The Hyde Marine BWTS is optimized for each particular vessel design and operating conditions. The system includes appropriate pretreatment to remove solids and large organisms. For smaller ballast systems and applications where high solids removal is desired, the Hyde Filter is economical and practical. The Hyde UV destroys or inactivates biological organisms including zooplankton, algae, bacteria and pathogens from ballast water without affecting the normal operation of the ship. Ballast water is also treated during de-ballasting to ensure the maximum effect.
Robust design, proven in continous shipboard use
Easy, automatic operation
Low power consumption
Safe. No chemicals to transport, store or handle
Low pressuredrop allows use of existing ballast pumps
EX-proof standard option
Skid mounted or modular installation