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MICROFADENew ballast water management system

The Control and Management of Ship's Ballast water and Sediment

Ballast water, sea water taken into ballast tanks in order to maintain balance of cargo ships etc., is often discharged at a different port from the original. The resulting disruption of local ecological systems following the introduction of foreign marine species contained within ballast water has become an international problem.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship's Ballast Water and Sediments in February 2004. It will be mandatory to install ballast water management system aboard in the near future.
The treaty shall become effective in 12 months after ratification by 30 member countries of the IMO, representing at least 35% of world merchant shipping tonnage. Kuraray obtained Type-approval certification from the Government of Japan on May, 2012.

System installation example

The system consists of Main Control Unit, Filtration Unit, Chemical Infusion Unit, mixer and flow meter.

System flow

MICROFADE BWMS removes organisms sufficiently through high-precision filtration process, thus reducing the amount of active substances (chemicals) used in sterilization process.

Sales Network

Sales and technology service shall be initiated and provided through Kashiwa Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Yoshiro Yamashita), which has a broad sales network in worldwide markets.

The system, consumable supplies, and replacement parts shall be sold worldwide for dockyards and ship owners. Supply points will be established to provide consumables and replacement parts at major ports.

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