November 21 2016 Cambridge UK based BACTEST, inventor and manufacturer of Speedy Breedy, the world’s most sensitive, versatile and portable contamination test has announced a new product variant specifically designed for the maritime market Speedy Breedy SeaSure®.
Speedy Breedy SeaSure® is a patent pending integrated ballast water testing solution suitable to be used on-board ship that gathers test results on microbial, phytoplankton and chemical contamination reporting on whether treated ballast water is compliant to the IMO-D2, VGP and other standards. This data is automatically input into a secure report called Ballast Log that is suitable for transmission to interested parties such as ballast water treatment systems manufacturers, ship owners and Port State control providing a secure audit trail.
“The Convention will require all ships to implement a ballast water management plan. All ships will have to carry a Ballast Water Record Book and will be required to carry out ballast water management procedures to a given standard.” (Source IMO)
“Using Speedy Breedy SeaSure® as part of a ship’s ballast water management procedure would make the process much simpler and provide a secure digital solution for ship owners” said Bactest CEO Prof. Annie Brooking.
“Our research into the ballast water testing market told us that ships sending samples to a land based lab for testing was just not feasible. Ship owners and port state control want a one-stop shop to buy a completely integrated solution, which is easy to use, and provides an automated transmittable Ballast log report, that would tell them if they were compliant with various standards so they would not risk being delayed in port. Speedy Breedy SeaSure® ticks all of these boxes”.
In order to bring Speedy Breedy SeaSure® to market Bactest has partnered with Chelsea Technologies Group Ltd. to test for Phytoplankton and international water testing company Palintest Ltd. to measure chemical contamination, meaning that SpeedyBreedy SeaSure® is a one-stop shop to determine if treated ballast water is compliant to IMO D2, VGP and other standards and the only integrated ballast water testing solution suitable to go on-board ship.
Bactest has also partnered with leading US Ballast Water Treatment Company Hyde Marine whose customers have the option to buy Speedy Breedy SeaSure® alongside their Ballast Water treatment system Guardian Gold®. Speaking on the relationship Mark Riggio, Senior Market Manager for Hyde Marine said
“Now the IMO ballast water convention regulation has been ratified, it will be important for ship owners to understand how to comply with ballast water requirements. With the addition of the Bactest Speedy Breedy SeaSure® to our portfolio, we will be able to provide owners with a rapid tool to validate ballast water treatment.”
Early adopters of Speedy Breedy SeaSure® also include the Chinese Port State Control in Shandong Province, and Distributors P General also in China and Korean Distributor IBS.
About BACTEST – “Where Microbiology Meets Computing™”
BACTEST Ltd is a Cambridge UK based venture backed company that specialises in turning
microbiological activity into business data launched its first product Speedy BreedyTM in 2013 and its
second product Shepherd, an activated sludge management system in 2015.
BACTEST: Prof Annie Brooking on +44 (0)1223 421299 or email email@example.com, for sales
enquiries Mr. Clive Chelsom-Pill firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0)1223 421297
With more than 100 years in the maritime industry and pioneering development of ballast water
treatment technologies, Hyde Marine, as part of Calgon Carbon UV Technologies, LLC, has become
the leading U.S. manufacturer and educator regarding regulations, technologies, installation
experiences, and challenges facing this sector. Since its initial launch in 1998, the Hyde GUARDIAN®
BWTS has rapidly emerged as an industry leader featuring mechanical separation followed by UV
disinfection – with more than 460 Hyde GUARDIAN units sold to date for installation in various ship
types and sizes around the world. Calgon Carbon UV Technologies LLC d/b/a Hyde
Chelsea Technologies Group Ltd.
Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG) specialises in the design and manufacture of a range of sensors &
systems for the oceanographic, maritime, environmental, defence & industrial process control
markets. Their portable and ultra-sensitive ballast water compliance monitor, FastBallast, is able to
rapidly test phytoplankton concentrations at the D2 (10 to 50 μm) regulatory limit with the same
degree of accuracy as shore based analyses, but in any water type and at the time of discharge.
Palintest Ltd (A Halma Company) specialise in supplying ‘easy to use’ water testing systems aimed at
enabling non-scientists to carry out a wide range of tests. Originally, all based on colour chemistry
and built upon the pioneering work of Dr A T Palin OBE who discovered chlorination breakpoint in
the 1950’s. These tableted reagent systems still form the basis of the tests used in the
multi-parameter Photometer 7500. More recently, Palintest have developed novel Sensor based
systems requiring minimal use of separate reagents. These sensor based tests form the basis of the
USEPA approved ChlordioX Plus instrument which, through an on-screen guided sequence of tests,
can determine chlorine dioxide, chlorine and chlorite. www.palintest.com