FastBallast is setting the gold standard for effective enforcement of the Ballast Water Management Convention, and will help dramatically reduce the impact of invasive species worldwide. Unlike detailed analysis methods where samples need to be assessed in laboratories by specialists in water microbiology, testing with Chelsea’s FastBallast compliance monitor can be carried out by any crew member at any stage during the ballast water discharge operation, producing results in under 10 minutes.
FastBallast is a portable ballast water compliance monitor for use with discrete or flow-through samples. It is capable of determining the phytoplankton cell density of ballast water at the IMO D2 & USCG Discharge Standards (10 to 50 µm range) with a higher degree of confidence than laboratory analysis. As well as its established presence in Belgium and China, Chelsea Technologies is in discussion with leading port authorities worldwide, to help drive industry change in developing portable ballast water testing standards.