The Trojan Marinex Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) system (already up to 50% smaller than others in the industry), now includes inline lamp drivers, enabling a substantial reduction in cabling and electrical panels. With this innovation, total system footprint has been further reduced by up to 30%. The inline driver configuration of the entire Trojan Marinex BWT product suite, consisting of models ranging in flow rate from 150 m3/h to 1,500 m3/h, received International Maritime Organization (IMO) Type Approval by DNV GL on July 8, 2016. Both a 150 m3/h and 250 m3/h unit will be on display at SMM 2016 in Hamburg, Germany.
“Research and science, in combination with rigorous product development, enables continual, meaningful innovation,” says Mark Kustermans, Market Manager at Trojan Marinex. “We immediately recognized the synergistic advantages of connecting our UV lamp and drivers together. It’s an industry first which allows our system to provide consistently lower power draw in an even smaller footprint.”
Recent orders indicate that the system’s inline driver configuration has immediately resonated with shipowners and market needs.
The Trojan Marinex BWT system has maintained its purpose-built design and proven TrojanUV Solo Lamp Technology, but now integrates the inline lamp driver innovation to further reduce footprint while maintaining industry-leading low power draw. Footprint and power draw are two of the most critical parameters for the upcoming retrofit market.
“Previously, power draws for UV systems were quite high for vessels with larger flow rates,” says Kustermans. “However, with our low-energy solution, larger vessels are no longer forced to use a chemical-based system – they can now utilize and benefit from UV technology. For example, our 1000 m3/h system has a maximum installed power requirement of 44 kW. This enables larger vessel owners to readily install the system within the available power on a vessel.”