Dilution Method

Dilution method – a process by which replacement ballast water is filled through the top of the ballast tank intended for the carriage of ballast water with simultaneous discharge from the bottom at the same flow rate and maintaining a constant level in the tank through out the ballast exchange operation.

Source: Resolution MEPC.124(53), Guidelines for ballast water exchange (G6), 22 July 2005, International Maritime Organization. Regulatory Guidance

Source: Resolution MEPC.149(55), Guidelines for ballast water exchange design and construction standards (G11), 13 October 2006, International Maritime Organization. Regulatory Guidance

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