Ballast-Check 2

Ballast-Check 2 – Handheld PAM Fluorometer

The Ballast-Check 2 facilitates quick, indicative compliance checks for ship-board ballast water.

Product Description

Product Highlights

  • Algal Abundance & Activity results in <1 minute
  • Rugged handheld form factor
  • Factory calibrated with calibration check standard included

Handheld PAM Fluorometer

The Ballast-Check 2 is a small, lightweight, highly durable handheld fluorometer ideal for quick indicative compliance checks of the ballast water regulation for algae in the 10-50µm size class. Factory set, the unit is ready for use right out of the box, no calibration necessary. Precision and accuracy of the Ballast-Check 2 are optimised for ballast water regulations. Extremely simple one-button measurements display estimates of both algal abundance and algal activity, providing ship crew or port state control with an indication of risk for gross exceedance of the regulation. The Ballast-Check 2 is ideal for quick on-the-spot, when you want it, assessment of the effectiveness of a Ballast Water Treatment System.

Additional information


Pollution Monitoring, Ports & Harbours, Water Quality


Turner Designs


Ballast contents, Chlorophyll


Ballast Check 2 Data Sheet

Ballast Check 2 User Manual