Is your BWT compliant with regulations?

The FastBallast from Chelsea Technologies Group is a high accuracy, battery powered, portable Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) monitor, which can be used to determine whether or not the BWT on board is compliant in its performance. 

Easy to use - easy to trust

The FastBallast excels in its performance, by providing high accuracy, unbeatable repeatability and by being able to distinguish and count several sizes of cells, and effectively knowing the difference between living and dead cells, without using chemicals/additives. Furthermore, the FastBallast is a very easy to use instrument, providing both a PASS or FAIL readout along with numerical qualitative results.

The instrument is operated either from the supplied industrial grade tablet, or from a PC by running the FastBallast software (FaBtest GUI). The FastBallast can connect via Bluetooth, USB or Ethernet. The built-in rechargeable battery provides 8 hours of use in a single charge.


Sample volume: 20 mL
Interrogated volume: 0.5 mL
Excitation: Four channels (Royal blue, Blue, Green and Red)
Sensitivity: <1 cell/mL
Dynamic range: 0-4000 cells/mL
Time to result: <2 minutes for level 1
Time to result: <10 minutes for level 2
IP rating: Open IP68 / Closed IP65
Dimensions: 240 x 198 x 109 mm
Weight: 5.0 kg
Service interval: Greater than 2 years

Key Features

  • BWT performance monitor
  • Portable
  • Battery powered
  • Delivered in handy backpack
  • Only 5kg