Recently, Headway Technology Group (Qingdao) Co., Ltd. announced that the filter of their independent researched ballast water management system – OceanGuard® BWMS has achieved 2,500 hours of non-malfunction and disassemble-free operation onboard Mirva VG and Eeva VG. "This is a new milestone for filter operation," said Headway.
Those ships frequently berthed at ports with muddy water. The stable performance of OceanGuard® BWMS has won favorable comments from ship crews: "This is a system that truly realizes One-Key operation, all I need to do is start the system and press a button, the system will take care of the rest. I can even enjoy a nice cup of coffee in the engine control room. That's the superior experience I expected. I have the experience of operating other brands under similar situations. Their filter got clogged very soon. This leads to an all-day-long work under the high temperature in the engine room to complete all those disassemble, rinsing and wash. The OceanGuard brand is now giving me a feeling of ease and relieved."
As the only manufacturer with the independent intellectual property of filters designed for ballast water treatment, Headway has devoted to the R&D of ballast water filter and made breakthroughs in the working principle, anti-corrosion, filter element structure, and one-key self-cleaning. As introduced by an experienced chief officer, "Currently, most BWMS need to reduce the flow rate to the filter under extreme water conditions, some filter can only operate in 30% to 50% of the rated capacity. Any negligence might lead to clogging or even rapture of the filter element. Those defects will not only bring additional work hours but also come with extra berthing costs. In case the manufacturer cannot provide timely service, there will also be a lot of paperwork to deal with PSC inspection. With years of operate and comparison, OceanGuard® BWMS provides a filter with incomparable advantages. Especially when ballast in extreme water conditions, the stable performance of OceanGuard impressed me deeply."
As introduced by the manager of Headway's after-sales team, there have been many delivered filters that have achieved 2,000 hours of non-malfunction and disassemble-free operation. The high quality and extraordinary performance of Headway filter received highly commended by the customers.