Ballast Control Systems
Deep Down Marine Technologies Ballast Control and Monitoring Systems provide complete monitoring and control of all tank gauging, ballast valves, throttle valves, ballast pumps and draft data.
Our personnel, engineers and scientists have more than 55 collective years of successful experience in designing, manufacturing and commissioning ballast control and monitoring systems. These systems range from simple bubbler systems to advanced control and monitoring systems using state of the art sensors.
We design new and replacement ballast control systems and every step of the design procedure is customized to fit the needs of our customers. An Engineer is first sent out to perform a site survey to evaluate an existing installation, wiring and current documentation. Our team then uses this information to develop an efficient and cost-effective system. After designing a new or replacement system the client will be afforded the opportunity to review and verify the design.
Upon customer approval, the design is released for production. Once manufacturing receives the final design from engineering, our electricians will build a system to match the old or current system wiring. After thorough testing at our facilities, the system is shipped to the customer where it is installed by our field service personnel. Any replacement system is wired to operate exactly like the old system to reduce retraining of ballast control personnel. After the system is commissioned, our technicians will provide support and training necessary before leaving the site.
A centralized control and monitoring station is typically located on the bridge or in the control room above the highest damage waterline. Typically this is a dual bay system which allows redundant control and monitoring of the ballast system to comply with ABS regulations. Where computer operated systems form part of the control system, there is back-up capability for continued operation pending loss of a single major component.
Compliance with Applicable Regulations
The Deep Down Marine Technologies Ballast Control System design complies with all applicable industry regulations. Specifically, this system meets or exceeds each of the required standards included in the regulations from ABS and other regulatory agencies.