Ballast Water Treatment System by Erma First has basic IMO approval
Erma say their advanced electrolysis BWT system offers superior performance even in very low salinity waters, cold waters, dirty waters with a very high sediment load. Power consumption is low, the size is compact and installation is claimed to be simple.
The Land-Based Tests (performed in the reputable NIOZ – The Royal Netherland Institute for Sea Research) and the first two Shipboard Tests on board M/V COSCO GUANGZHOU, a 9600 TEU container vessel, presented excellent results, reaching discharge limits far below the IMO D-2, showing performance perhaps good enough to comply with stricter US States Certification requirements.
Lloyds Register Classification Society, who are further supervising shipboard tests, are currently performing the technical appraisal of the Erma First BWT system.
system and will then be in a position to officially issue type approval for Greek-flagged ships.