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Ballast-Check 2 Package
Ballast-Check 2 Handheld Fluorometer
Ballast-Check 2

Ballast-Check 2 Handheld Indicative
Compliance Monitor

Quick Indicative Ballast Water Compliance Checks

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 indicative compliance tests of ballast water

Product Highlights:
  • Fast
        - Results in <1 minute
        - No reagents required
        - Algal Abundance (cells/mL)
        - Algal Activity (cell viability)
        - Accurate results for all treatment types

  • Portable
       - Handheld, Battery Powered
       - Dustproof, Waterproof
       - Internal Data Logging

  • No Maintenance
       - Factory Calibrated
       - Calibration Check Standard included

Technical Documentation
Presentations & Papers
Downloads
 
 
Videos

What's in the box?

Measuring a sample - LOW risk reading

Data Download

Setting Ship and Tank Values

Measuring a sample - HIGH risk reading

Using the Calibration Check Standard

Filter Washing

Protecting the oceans from invasive aquatic species

 
 
Accessories & Spare Parts

Accessories

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I see the logged data on the Ballast-Check 2?


Data can be viewed on the Ballast-Check 2’s display or downloaded to a computer for viewing. To view data on the Ballast-Check 2’s display from the HOME screen, use the left/right arrow keys to scroll through sample numbers until you reach the sample number you wish to view. Then use the up/down arrow keys to scroll through logged data for that sample number. You can view the date, time, risk, ship/tank values recorded and the Abundance and Activity value saved for that sample. You can also view these parameters using the up/down arrow keys right after a measurement has completed.




What can I do if my Calibration Check Standard fails?


Wipe the windows in the sample compartment with a clean dry end of a Q-tip to lightly wipe away any debris or residue from moisture that may be interfering with the measurement. Rerun the Calibration Check Standard 5 times while on a flat surface.
If the Calibration Check passes 3 out of 5 times, the instrument is ready for use. If the Calibration Check fails 3 out of 5 times, repeat the cleaning procedure Rerun the Calibration Check Standard 5 times while on a flat surface.
If the Calibration Check passes 3 out of 5 times, the instrument is ready for use.
If the Calibration Check fails 3 out of 5 times, contact Turner Designs





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