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Shipping and Offshore

Shipping and Offshore

Although based entirely upon water it seems ironic just how much UV water treatment is required for both shipping and offshore facilities. Albeit, with water in every direction the need for safe water supplies is paramount, and with no mains connections, the ability to produce clean drinking water is a must, along with the environmental benefits of dumping harmless water into our oceanic environment.

DaRo UV Systems appreciates that all applications are not mounted on dry land and has developed UV water treatment systems applicable to both shipping (from passenger ships to container ships and fish processing ships) and to off-shore applications such as oil rigs.

Our UV water treatments are designed to work in an environmentally friendly manner, producing no harmful by-products so that the water is not changed in either taste or odour.

To date, no organism has shown resistance to UV whilst a growing number show advanced resistance to Chlorine.

Precious germ free water in the most difficult environments

Daro UV water treatment systems are already proven to ensure the disinfection of drinking water and, for the benefit of the fish processing applications, the disinfection of sea water and of course, waste water to render it safe to put back into the natural environment.

The DaRo UV water treatment equipment will ensure excellent drinking water in an environmentally friendly manner (without using additional chemicals) and will deal effectively with bacteria, parasites and viruses (inclusive of Legionella), within both cold and warm water systems.

Our UV systems for ships are compact and are designed to suit the environment in which they are to be placed, as well as following current design regulations, and are designed to withstand the exacting standards of both shipping and off-shore industries.

One of the big concerns today for environmentalists who may be interested in shipping; is the disposal of ballast water. Ballast is required when a vessel is travelling “empty” so that it can remain stable. With all cases of stagnant water, and within an area where cleaning is difficult and infrequent, the water ballast becomes a haven for organisms, micro-organisms and algae and should be treated prior to evacuation into the natural environment. While many of the organisms etc may die in transit, some of the survivors once discharged into the local marine environment will out-compete native species and cause serious damage. This discharge can also relocate mussels, crabs, microscopic plants and recently, the fish pathogen VHS (Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia) and it is currently estimated that over 7,000 species are transported in ships ballast water.

Ballast water environmental damage is now thought to be one of the greatest areas of potential damage to our oceans, and have serious health and economic impact.

The IMO is setting tough standards to control ballast water practices, publishing two Conventions to tackle the problem. The first is the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), dealing with waste and sewage discharge from ships and the second is the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, to control the spread of alien species.

Our shipping UV systems and off-shore UV water treatments are inclusive of:

  • Shipping drinking water – potable water for all sizes of shipping from pleasure craft to cruise liners
  • Effluent UV treatment prior to discharge
  • UV Process water treatment
  • UV treatment of ballast water
  • Off-shore drinking water
  • Off-shore effluent treatments
  • Well injection in order to destroy sulphate reducing bacteria

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