Microbiological testing firm LuminUltra Technologies has introduced a Cloud-based digital platform to manage the microbiological quality of all shipboard fuel and water systems, including ballast water.
LuminUltra Cloud is available both online and offline, allowing users to manage data from all sampling, testing and analyses carried out onboard, and to create custom compliance reports that can be shared between ship and shore-based personnel.
“LuminUltra Cloud is a real game-changer for assessing and reporting the microbiological content of fuel and water onboard ships,” said Pat Whalen, LuminUltra Technologies’ President and CEO.
“Users can now have the information available on which to base accurate and immediate corrective action where and when necessary. The platform also provides trending analytics across all water and fuel tests.”
Data from the company’s rapid microbial test kits are input directly into the system, so ship and shore-based staff can access the data in real time via the LuminUltra Cloud, which automatically alerts the user to any microbiological problems.
Users can also set custom data alarms to their own parameters, with the platform automatically generating analytical reports based on the user’s configuration.
“For operators of shipboard ballast water management systems, the digital platform is particularly useful for ensuring compliance information is immediately available for port state control authority inspections,” said Carine Magdo, Business Development Manager, Ballast Water Monitoring Solutions, LuminUltra.
“A dedicated B-QUA app is featured to provide rapid automated analysis of the microbiological status of treated ballast water over various time periods, allowing users to follow the historic results of compliance testing across all vessels in a shipowners’ fleet.”