Durable & reliable ballast tank pumps
Ballast tanks are compartments on a vessel that hold sea water in order to balance the ship and ensure its stability. Older vessels used to use stone or iron to provide balance, however this has now been replaced by water as it can more easily be adjusted. Ballast pumps are designed to efficiently transfer vast amount of sea water into the marine vessels’ ballast tanks or to empty if necessary i.e. when entering more shallow waters. As our range of ballast water pumps reflect, they are often centrifugal pumps due to their ability to handle water efficiently.
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The Ballast Water Management Convention has highlighted environmental concerns with the sea water being used containing marine species and bacteria and then being emptied out into seas outside of their native home. Ballast pump systems are going to have to be adapted to consider the treatment of ballast water and remove any unwanted organisms. This is likely to see vessel owners needing to update their ballast tank pumps over the next couple of years.