ballast pump

ballast pump

[′bal·əst ‚pəmp]
(naval architecture)
A pump designed to discharge water ballast.
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NEI has multiple Class approved systems installed today, operating at ballast pump capacities from 250 m3/hr.
The Coast Guard officials said in his complaint the vessel had sunk due to failure of the ballast pump caused by improper maintenance of the vessel for which the complainant had held the captain and other senior members of the crew responsible.
The operation, gathering, setting, inspection and repair of research equipment is also part of the responsibilities of the staff made such as the maintenance of machinery, heating system and ballast pump, cleaning the machinery space, control of faecal and water tanks and monitoring of the hydraulic system of the crane and winch drives.
Total of 17 high duty ballast pumps of 450 tonnes per hour were used.
The Wartsila scope of supply includes 45 deepwell process and cargo offloading pumps with electric motors and Variable Speed Drive (VSD) panels, three fire water pump skids, and two ballast pumps.