Sometimes, we need to add ballast to an existing ship, usually to maintain ship stability. But the logistics of putting a lot of weight into unused sections of a ship can be fairly daunting. And then the weight must be safely secured. Ballast-crete offers a labor-saving alternative to traditional ingot ballast.
Ballast-Crete® is a pre-blended combination of water and inorganic, non-toxic, granular and ground fines that can be produced in density ranges of 130 lb. (S.G. 2.08) to 325 lb. (S.G. 5.21) per cubic foot, or higher. During installation, its flowability and water retentiveness compares to a ready-mix mortar although it does not contain portland cement. After installation, Ballast-Crete® firms to a semi-solid mass.
Ballast-Crete® is designed to meet U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, American Bureau of Shipping and Det Norske Veritas & Bureau Veritas specifications.
Due to its thixotropic nature, Ballast-Crete® can be removed in discrete quantities for the repair or modification of your ship.
Further details can be found on the company website.
You can find full contact information on the company website:
Robert L. Chester, P.E.
Cell: +1 443 504-9876
Fax: +1 410 557-9058
For a proposal, please provide the following:
– Name and Type of vessel.
– Shipyard or port for fixed ballast installation.
– Approximate timeframe for installation.
– Fixed ballast tanks’ identifications and capacities.
– Required fixed ballast tonnage and density.
– A drawing of the fixed ballast tank tops will allow us to identify fill and vent openings’ locations for installation.