Ballast-Check™ 2 is a small, lightweight, highly durable handheld fluorometer ideal for quick indicative compliance checks of ballast water. Factory set and optimized for the ballast water D2 regulations, the Ballast-Check 2 is ready for use right out of the box; all accessories are included and no calibration is required. Precision and accuracy of the Ballast-Check 2 have been independently tested and shown to correlate well with microscopy when estimating cell counts even after UV treatment. Simple one-button measurements display estimates for both algal abundance and algal activity, while also providing ship crew or port state control with an indication of risk for exceedance of the regulation. Results are logged internally and can be downloaded as a PDF report which can not be edited. Ballast-Check 2 is ideal for quick on-the-spot assessment of the effectiveness of a Ballast Water Treatment System.
- Results in < 1 minute
- No reagents required
- Algal Abundance (cells/mL)
- Algal Activity (cell viability)
- Accurate results for all treatment types
Ballast-Check 2 Handheld Fluorometer Specifications Maximum Range: 100 cells/mL
Sensitivity: < 10 cells/mL
Temperature: 41º - 104ºF (5º - 40ºC)
Case: IP 67 standard; dustproof/waterproof
Power: 4 AAA batteries (standard or rechargeable)
Light Source: LED
Weight: 13.9 oz; 0.4 kg
Size: 1.75”x 3.5”x 7.25”; 4.45 cm x 8.9 cm x 18.4 cm
Internal Memory: 1,000 data measurements
Data Report Format: PDF
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What's in the box? An overview of what's included in the Ballast-Check 2 Handheld PAM Fluorometer package.
Setting Ship and Tank Values Demonstration on setting ship and tank values on the Ballast-Check 2 Handheld PAM Fluorometer.
Using the Calibration Check Standard How to use the Ballast-Check 2 Handheld PAM Fluorometer calibration check standard.
Measuring a sample - LOW risk reading Demonstration of measuring a sample with the Ballast-Check 2 Handheld PAM Fluorometer that resulted in a low risk reading.
Measuring a sample - HIGH risk reading Demonstration of measuring a sample with the Ballast-Check 2 Handheld PAM Fluorometer that resulted in a high risk reading.
Filter Washing Demonstration of how to wash Ballast-Check 2 Handheld PAM Fluorometer filters.
Data Download How to download data from the Ballast-Check 2 Handheld PAM Fluorometer.
Protecting the oceans from invasive aquatic species A key IMO international measure for environmental protection that aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water entered into force on 8 September 2017