UV systems are one of the most effective and environmentally friendly methods of ballast water treatment. They currently account for around 50% of the market. However, over time, biofilm forms on the surface of the UV lamps, requiring regular cleaning to maintain optimal performance. This cleaning relies on chemicals which must be safely stored and processed to avoid environmental pollution.

The SKF BlueSonic BWMS uses ultrasound frequencies to keep the UV lamps and chamber clean. This not only maintains optimal performance, but it also weakens the undesirable organisms in the ballast water. Free from aggressive cleaning chemicals, SKF BlueSonic is an environmentally friendly solution. The system’s reactors are made from a material that is highly resistant against corrosion and cavitation, offering long lifetime and reducing downtime.

Unlike many other BWMSs on the market, SKF BlueSonic BWMS complies with both IMO requirements and the stricter USCG regulations as standard. With one single operating mode for all territories, the system is easy to use and compliance risks are minimized.

  • Fully automatic operation and modular redundancy
  • Highest UV lamp efficiency and lower maintenance thanks to continuous
    ultrasound cleaning
  • Modular design and small footprint for ease of installation
  • Simplified operation thanks to one operating mode for IMO and USCG territories
  • Environmentally friendly and free from chemicals and by-products
  • Can be used at flowrates of up to 1,500 cubic metres per hour.
  • Suitable for most types of vessel and all water temperatures and salinities
  • Comprehensive support, including design, 3D scanning, crew training and class certification.

The SKF BlueSonic BWMS is type approved to meet the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) G8 regulations. It also complies with US Coast Guard (USCG) type standards and has received full certification in April 2021.

SKF BlueSonic : The ultimate 250-1,500 m3/h BWMS solution
SKF Bluesonic Ballast Water Management System