Ballast water management

The introduction of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens to new environments through ballast water poses a significant threat to our oceans.

To mitigate the risk, the International Marine Organization Ballast Water Management Convention and the United States Coast Guard have developed strict regulations for ballast water management, stating that all ships must meet regulatory standards when discharging ballast water by 2024.

Our robust testing solution can help you navigate this requirement.

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Cost-effective solutions

Monitor all microbial contamination risk

With LuminUltra, you gain insight into what is happening with your systems’ microbiology – as well as acquire awareness of the associated risks of ecological threat, human health, economic impact of corrosion, systems failure and effluent discharge violations.

Deal with issues in real time
Get results in minutes – rather than days or weeks. Use convenient data to prevent issues and costly interruptions. Access the data you need to guide your disinfection and cleaning cycles and reduce operational risk. With our in-field solution, there’s no need to send samples to a lab.

Gain resource flexibility
Don’t worry about deploying specialized crew to handle your testing. Our solutions are totally mobile, can be used with minimal training, and do not require dedicated personnel.

See the complete picture
Create the most effective action plan for any incident. Identify long-term potential cost reduction in maintenance and loss created by systems and equipment failure. Our equipment is multi-functional and can be used with a variety of test kits.

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Solution components

Effectively manage risks in real time

Analyze onboard ballast water, drinking water, wastewater, sanitary network, fuel and lubricants, fire fighting networks, and galley and food preparation – using the same equipment – with our marine-focused solutions.

2nd Generation ATP®
2nd Generation ATP is your first line of defense. Quickly quantify the living organisms in your system.

GeneCount® qPCR
Support targeted treatment with in-field qPCR solutions to identify specific microbes impacting your system, allowing for treatment of issues like microbial induced corrosion, Legionella, and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Get the full picture of your process with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).

Access our data management and decision support platform to rapidly input and manage data, gain insight with analysis and reporting, and oversee testing programs.

In-field marine analysis
LuminUltra is a member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology.
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