The purpose of the filter is to remove particles from the seawater during ballast or stripping operations. Larger particles are stopped by the filter mesh.
The ballast water treatment system is designed so that the filter is bypassed during de-ballast operations. The filter has an automatic self-cleaning function by reversing the flow direction and flushing the untreated water back into the sea.
Key features include
- Removes larger particles and organisms
- Low pressure loss of only 0.1 – 0.5 BAR
- Bypassed during de-ballasting
- Automatic back flushing and are self-cleaning