Fixed Ballast Materials and Installation System
A PROVEN COMPANY
Inc. (BTI) has been the premier provider and installer of fixed ballast materials
since 1983. Our product and service known as Perma Ballast, is widely acknowledged
to be the quickest and most cost-effective method of ballast installation today.
Our environmentally safe process and materials require minimal vessel modification,
providing savings to the vessel owner or shipyard. BTI's experienced and capable
staff and crew are exclusively dedicated to the installation of fixed ballast,
ensuring both quality products and a professional installation process.
A PROVEN PROCESS
Prior to installation, engineers and key personnel inspect the vessel to be ballasted and its location. Requirements such as electrical, water, compressed air, and equipment location are assessed. BTI engineers then submit engineered drawings noting location of equipment and diagrams of the installation system along with a written operating plan for the project. BTI uses its own experienced personnel and state-of-the-art equipment during ballast installations to ensure safe, rapid and efficient mobilization, installation, and demobilization. To minimize interruptions, BTI typically operates round-the-clock and on weekends.
BTI's ballast materials are properly mixed with water and pumped to the vessel via a combination of rigid and flexible pipes. The velocity of the medium and suspended solids assures even distribution of the ballast around projections, pipe, and other objects, leaving no voids. Excess water is removed as the ballast is installed and settles. This ensures that the in-place, fixed ballast is a dense mass which will not move or shift. Due to BTI's materials and placement method, no special handling or tank modifications are required.
A PROVEN PRODUCT
including the fluid used to install the ballast, are naturally occurring, nontoxic,
noncorrosive and environmentally safe. Thus, no gases or vapors are generated and
no special handling is required upon installation or removal.
Ballast Technologies [BTI]