Compact Clean

  • CompactClean

    Looking for a ballast water management system approved for worldwide operation that can be installed easily and without relocating other equipment?

    CompactClean is the answer.

    • The smallest footprint in industry 
    • Filter and UV unit in seawater resistant Nickel-Alu-Bronze
    • Worldwide service network
    • 2 hours’ holding time on USCG TA Certificate
    • IMO type approval according to the new BWMS code from IMO
    • US Coast Guard type approval
    • Patent pending highly efficient UV unit design
    • Easy maintenance
    • No salinity or temperature limitations
    • Down to UV Transmission of just 42% - Also in US Territory!
    • 100% chemical free treatment

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  • CompactClean
    One of the most compact ballast water management
    systems on the market!

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  • UV-Transmission

    What is UV Transmission?
    UV-T is a measure of the capability of UV light to penetrate water. When the UV-T is high, close to 100%, the water is very clear and the UV light can penetrate deep into the water. On the other hand, when the UV-T is low, the water is very unclear and the UV light can only penetrate a limited distance into the water.

    The unique UV unit is designed and manufactured by DESMI. The special patent pending shape ensures the highest possible applied UV dose to all organisms in the treated water. This enables IMO and USCG compliant management under even very adverse conditions with low UV Transmission. The CompactClean UV Unit is delivered in 6 sizes with max. flowrate from 135 m3/h to 1500 m3/h.


  • The Smallest Footprint in the Industry!

    DESMI CompactClean system is one of the first ballast water management systems on the market that combines very low space with large flow rates. Only 2.8 sqm is necessary for a 1000 m3/h system + 0.6 sqm for the electrical panel, which can however be placed up to 100 m away from the system itself.

    The system is based purely on mechanical treatment and therefore it does not involve any use of chemicals or active substances. This eliminates risks of hazards to crew, vessel or the environment.
    First treatment step is filtration, second step is UV treatment. During de-ballasting, UV treatment is repeated, but the filtration step is skipped.

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  • New System Special Features

    Smooth Port Operations

    Automatic adjustment of treatment in order to cope with extremely challenging water, avoiding alarms and interrupted port operations in dirty and challenging water conditions.

    Easy Reporting to Authorities

    Automatic generation of PDF report to authorities, documenting the performed treatment. With the IMO convention in force, vessel owners will experience increasing demands from authorities for documentation of performed ballast water management. Therefore, CompactClean features automatic generation of PDF reports that document the ballast water operations performed, including key parameters monitored during the treatment. The PDF files are automatically stored and can be transferred to a USB memory stick when inserted into the front of the electrical panel. Read more

  • Why DESMI?

    In all aspects of our business we strive to make our customers stronger. We do this by delivering systems that are reliable and meet the increasing demands from IMO and USCG regarding ballast water discharge. And this is done with the lowest cost of ownership for the ship operator. In addition we offer worldwide support through the global DESMI organization and our partners, all the way from engineering and planning of installation of systems, to commissioning and service of systems in operation. DESMI has more than 185 years of history and within the marine market - therefore you can rely on us to be here for you also in the future.

    The Smallest Footprint No Use of Chemicals No Salinity Limitations No Temperature Limitations

    CompactClean On Board the Providana

  • Lufthavnsvej 12
    DK-9400 Nørresundby
    Phone: +45 9632 8199
    CVR No.: 32295789

     In DESMI Ocean Guard we combine our experience from both operating on ship equipment and supplying to the shipbuilding industry. Our expertise is your insurance when selecting the right ballast water management system to fulfill your requirements. Test us - contact us with your inquiry and let us show what we are able to do.


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