Rapid Ballast Water Test

Utilizing three instruments, the MTS Ballast Water Validation Kit satisfies the testing protocol for the D1 standard, allows a user to quickly and easily decide if a system is in gross exceedance of the D2 standard, and provides a simple solution to test total residual oxidant levels in chemical disinfection systems. A salinity refractometer provides a simple test to confirm that exchange occurred.

A portable, pocket-size digital fluorometer tests for photosynthetically active chlorophyll, like that found in living phytoplankton, in less than 3 minutes. This test will indicate whether or not the treatment of the ballast water system was valid (refer to graph opposite).

A waterproof colourimeter tests for Total Residual Oxidant (TRO) with a range of 0  to 5ppm free & total chlorine in less than 3 minutes. 

The handheld fluorometer requires no training before use - just place the sample in the cuvette, press “Read” and view the risk of discharge (Fail, High, Low).

Ship operators can quickly verify whether the ballast water treatment system has adequately treated water before discharge.

Compliance officers can quickly determine whether a ship exceeds D2 standards. In case of positive results, further in-depth laboratory analysis can then be performed. Ballast water treatment system providers rapidly assess treatment system performance during testing. Ship service providers - diagnose treatment system failures


Salinity Refractometer (salt in seawater)

  • Scale Range: 0 - 100 ppt
  • Accuracy: +/- 1 ppt

Digital handheld Fluorometer

  • Dynamic Range: 3 orders of magn.
  • Resolution: 12 bits

Chlorine Colorimeter

  • Range: 0 - 5.00 mg/l
  • Resolution: 0.01 mg/l
  • Accuracy: +/- 0.03

Customer Service

Erik-Jan Visser