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Ballast

Informal; anything that helps bring balance to an economy or company. For example, if strong auto sales lift an otherwise stagnant economy, it may be said to be a ballast preserving GDP growth. The term refers to the weight that helps balance a ship at sea.
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Ballast water is routinely taken on by ships for stability and structural integrity.
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Indian ships of 400 Gross Tonnage (GT) and above on international voyages are required to possess an international ballast water management certificate.
developed a polyurethane spray for ballast consisting of polyisocyanates with alkyl groups, polyether polyols or amines, and a blowing agent.
Ballast Nedam expects negative operating results of between EUR35m and EUR45m (USD43.
Using the new method, the time-consuming ballast handling and transport of 280 tonnes of ballast is no longer required, since overall, 70 tonnes of ballast plates are required for use as suspended ballast," explained Liebherr in a press release detailing the system.
As it is also scalable according to the volume of the ballast water to be treated as well as the ship's internal layout, the system helps utilize the limited space on board.
The Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, adopted by the UN in 2004, aims to prevent the spread of harmful aquatic organisms from one region to another, by establishing standards and procedures for the management and control of ships' ballast water and sediments.
This study captures market size estimates for the Asian ballast water treatment systems market.
With Green Ballast, we are able to perform a lighting upgrade that includes daylight harvesting for similar costs to a standard upgrade, saving us approximately 62 percent a year in lighting energy costs.
However, if you can reduce the lighting's hours of operation to 3,750 per year again and stretch the ballast life to 16 years, the annualized labor cost drops to $4,688, an annual savings of $1,562.
Ballast water is collected in ships to regulate their stability; the discharge of ballast water can transfer toxigenic V.