UniBallast has developed a IASC type approved Ballast Water Port Connector (UBPC) for easy discharge of ballast water to any treatment facility according to the latest USCG/IMO standards. The UBPC is available in various sizes (4″ – 12″) depending on the flow capacity needed and can be installed in the ship’s hull or on deck. Outside a flexible rubber hose connects the ship to a treatment facility, e.g. a portable treatment container or port reception facility. Inside the UBPC has a tie-in to the existing hard piping of the ship’s ballast water system. The ship’s ballast water pump is used to pump ballast water to the treatment unit.
The UBPC provides ship owners an affordable alternative to meet USCG/IMO ballast water discharge standards. Ballast water treatment helps prevent the spread of invasive aquatic species. With the UBPC UniBallast hopes to contribute to diminishing the transfer of bio-invasion through shipping and thus sustain biodiversity.