Category Archives: Ballast-Check 2 Handheld Fluorometer

Turner Designs’ Ballast-Check™ 2 is the first biological indicative compliance monitor to receive a Product Design Assessment (PDA) certificate from ABS.  The PDA certifies that the Ballast-Check 2 is fit for purpose as marine specialty equipment.  It was important to … Continue reading

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The effects on phytoplankton from UV treatment systems is an area of concern as some methods may run into problems when trying to accurately estimate cell counts after UV treatment.  A detailed study by Bradie et al in Journal of … Continue reading

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In 2017 the Department of Land and Natural Resources (Division of Aquatic Resources), headed by Julie Kuo, finished testing a Ballast-Check 2 Handheld Fluorometer which is used for rapidly indicating if ballast water is within compliance levels set by D2 … Continue reading

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Turner Designs recently developed new data reporting software which ensures data integrity as requested by Saudi Aramco.  The new software writes Ballast-Check™ 2 results directly to a PDF report which cannot be altered.  Saudi Aramco is now able to ramp … Continue reading

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Following detailed scientific and technical evaluation by the Environmental Protection Department of Saudi Aramco, the Turner Designs’ Ballast-Check 2 Handheld PAM Fluorometer (USA) is approved as a valid Ballast Water Sampling Instrument.  Saudi Aramco will now accept results from certified … Continue reading

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We now have a series of short videos that provide an overview of using the Ballast-Check 2 Handheld Fluorometer.  Videos include: What’s in the Box Setting ship and tank values Using the calibration check standard Measuring a sample – LOW … Continue reading

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A shipboard comparison of analytic methods for ballast water compliance monitoring Instrument: Ballast-Check 2 Handheld PAM Fluorometer Link: http://www.turnerdesigns.com/pdf/case_studies/S-0218.pdf Author(s): Johanna Bradie, Katja Broeg , Claudio Gianoli, Jianjun He, Susanne Heitmüller, Alberto Lo Curto, Akiko Nakata, Manfred Rolke, Lothar Schillak, … Continue reading

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California State Lands Commission (CSLC) recently completed a validation exercise of three indicative sampling tools while developing their draft compliance assessment protocols. They evaluated the sampling tools with three different ballast water treatment systems – one UV system and two … Continue reading

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The IMO Ballast Water management convention was ratified 12 years after being proposed and will enter into force on September 8, 2017. Turner Designs is excited to partner with Wilhelmsen Ships Services for sales & service of all shipboard requirements … Continue reading

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Turner Designs presented a poster on the Ballast-Check 2 at Ocean Optics in Victoria, B.C. in October 2016. The goal of the poster was to show how in vivo fluorescence detection can be used to verify ballast water compliance. Its ease of … Continue reading

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