MIURABALLAST WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM

Less is more.

Making it simple for you.

It goes without saying that the ideal product is one that can do not only ‘this’ but also ‘that’ as well...

To all you shipowners, we know it can be difficult to find the motivation to go through all the effort of researching ballast water treatment systems yourselves.

Thankfully, Muira’s HK system offers 7 major advantages that help you cut down on tiresome extra work.
Our goal is to reduce the time and hassle for shipowners, managers, crew and management companies.
Our philosophy is “Less is more.”
Looking beyond the categories of cost, time, and labor, Miura takes a comprehensive approach, reducing and omitting extraneous tasks wherever possible. Here we introduce the 7 ways in which we accomplish this.

United States Coast Guard Type ApprovalGuaranteed

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Fresh water test site (Ehime Pref.)
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Sea water test site (Hiroshima Pref.)

Guaranteed to satisfy United States Coast Guard Type Approval requirements

Miura was granted AMS *1 status in November 2014, and we are currently working toward obtaining US Coast Guard Type Approval within fiscal 2017.
We have completed component testing and are currently carrying out land-based and onboard testing.
We are cooperating with the Independent Laboratory*3 Maritime Environmental Resource Center on the interpretation and application of various evaluation standards, as well as installing HK systems on board vessels with routes running through various maritime areas as required by the US Coast Guard, in order to conduct shipboard testing.
Additionally, we are conducting organism enumeration and viability tests under both seawater and freshwater conditions based on the US Coast Guard’s Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) protocol.

  • 2017
  • 2018

Achievement rate(2017/04/01)

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  • *1 AMS (Alternate Management Systems): International Maritime Organization approved ballast water treatment equipment systems granted temporary approval by the US Coast Guard.
  • *2 United States Coast Guard Type Approval: Approval issued by the US Coast Guard for ballast water processing equipment certifying that the equipment complies with the Coast Guard’s independent ballast water processing standards.
  • *3 Independent Laboratory: An independent laboratory selected by the US Coast Guard.

Filters + UV irradiationEnvironment-friendly

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The environment-friendly elimination method

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Miura’s large size filters, with pores larger than 50 μm, eliminate 99.99% of organisms, while our small-size filters with pores smaller than 50 μm reliably kill off all other organisms using UV irradiation. UV irradiation completely eliminates organisms in an extremely clean process that is not harmful to the environment.

OperabilityEffortless

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Smart filters eliminate the need for tiresome cleaning

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Flow charts can be displayed using the touch panel, making it easy to keep track of filter operating status. Even navigation officers with little experience or untrained staff can easily clean the filters with the touch of a button. Moreover, the filters can be cleaned without opening the filter cover. As operation is possible even from outside the engine room, it is easy to send out a warning or announcement if needed. Preventative operation is made simple, and safe operation effortless.

RetrofittingExpert planning

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Our capable supervisors can handle any kind of retrofit

Retrofitting requires the cooperation of someone with the imagination to visualize a range of possibilities, a detailed plan for installing equipment in a limited space, and a wealth of experience. At Miura, our team of expert supervisors and engineers provide support during every step of the retrofitting process, from vessel inspection to 3D scanning, design, and equipment installation. We have equipment suitable for vessels of all types and sizes, and for various installation environments. It is highly unusual for us to come across a vessel we cannot outfit.

Customer Service NetworkQuick, comprehensive service

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Our engineers have the skills to handle a wide range of tasks so you don’t have to

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Miura employs 20 maintenance specialist engineers in four locations in China alone, and 70 staff at various other locations around the world (as of April 2017). No matter where on the world’s oceans you may be, we’ll send someone to meet you in the shortest possible time. Because each of our engineers are well versed in electrical, mechanical and water management technology, they’ll get the job done quickly. Much of Miura’s equipment is original, and we guarantee that you’ll be able to continue using it safely for a long time.
Miura’s excellent maintenance saves our customers hassle and worry.

Installed InventoryA proven record

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Handling increasingly diverse orders

Vessels outfitted and orders placed0(as of April, 2017)

500

Over 140,000 Miura boilers are operating in 20 countries around the world, and also Miura is Japan’s leading manufacturer of marine auxiliary boilers. Miura’s HK systems have been installed in a wide variety of vessels, including BC, PCC, CS, CT, and LPG vessels. We receive orders from major companies in the marine transport industry.

Vessel MachineryA reliable partner

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Serving across the world’s oceans

Vertical water tube composite boilerGK

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G/E Exhaust gas heat recovery unitGK-G

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Auxiliary boilerHB/HB-T

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Auxiliary boilerVWH

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Exhaust gas economizerKS/KF

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Thermal oil heaterHTB

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Exhaaust gas thermal oil heaterKTH-S

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Hot water boilerHV-A・HV

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IncineratorBGW-N

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Fresh water generatorWM-SK/DK

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Double effect fresh water generatorWM-40T

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Miura has 50 years of experience in the shipping industry, providing a range of equipment for use on vessels, including auxiliary boilers, auxiliary heat recovery units, incinerators, and fresh water generators. We are also Japan’s leading manufacturer of auxiliary boilers. We continue to provide energy-saving technology that makes efficient use of energy, excellent maintenance that you can depend on to extend the life of your equipment, and a range of independently developed parts. We are continually chosen by our clients as a partner they can rely on to facilitate smooth business on the world’s oceans, providing products, technology and systems they can count on.