Ballasting

Barge Ballasting Operations

Using a range of hydraulic submersible ballast and de-ballast pumps, ALE can undertake high capacity barge ballasting operations, frequently supplying ballast and de-ballast systems capable of over 60,000 Cu.m/h. The system is fully computer monitored and can be used in conjunction with our innovative skidding equipment to perform sophisticated load-out operations.

Control of the ALE barge ballasting system can be offered at two levels: locally, via the mounted panel situated on each hydraulic power pack which allows the operator to control each pump or flow distribution butterfly valve individually; or remotely, using in-house designed software and accompanying PLC control interface panels mounted on each power pack.

We hold a variety of common barge configurations on our database to minimise set-up time on new operations.

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