Ecochlor Harmonizes USCG and IMO Type Approvals

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 15, 2018

Pic:  Ecochlor

Pic: Ecochlor

The provider of ballast water treatment solutions for ship builders Ecochlor announcef the complete harmonization of United States Coast Guard (USCG) Type Approval to their International Maritime Organization (IMO) Type Approval for their line of Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment Systems.

During Ecochlor’s USCG Type Approval amendment process, minor updates and improvements were made to aspects such as documentation, available filter models, and control system software, said a press release from the company.

Once the USCG Type Approval amendment was complete, Ecochlor worked with DNV GL as the Recognized Organization for the Norwegian Maritime Authority to harmonize all aspects of the USCG approved system with the existing IMO Type Approval.  

One important update was the inclusion of additional FilterSafe models to the approved equipment list, such as FilterSafe’s highest throughput SuperTurbo (ST) filter.  This update increases the design and installation options for ship owners, it said.

The Ecochlor BWTS has been evaluated through various international and domestic regulatory processes that verify treatment efficacy, environmental acceptability, safety to human health, and safety to ships.

Ballast water standards have been established by IMO as well as USCG.

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