Alfa Laval is offering its PureBallast 3 Computer-Based Training (CBT) to help its customers ensure crew competence and ballast water treatment compliance.
Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 CBT is an online/offline training tool that complements crew training on board or at training centres. Combining self-study, a 3D computer simulator and a final self-assessment, it allows masters and crews to become familiar with the components of Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 and the basics of its operation.
The importance of crew knowledge in operating and maintaining the ballast water treatment system on board is evident. Both the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) have made it clear that training and education must cover ballast water management practices and the specifics of the ballast water treatment system.
PureBallast 3 CBT will make it easier to determine, improve and maintain crew competence levels in terms of ballast water treatment. The training package begins with self-study about the problem of invasive species and ballast water management, alongside information about PureBallast 3 components and operation. This knowledge can then be strengthened using the 3D simulator, giving crew members practical familiarity with PureBallast 3 and its integration with the vessel’s piping and tanks.