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QUIET – A DNV GL class notation for airborne external noise from ships

Posted to Maritime Reporter ( by DNV GL ) on May 28, 2019

The DNV GL class notation QUIET, to be launched on 1 July 2019, addresses the external noise emitted from a vessel that is either berthed in port, idle or in working condition. Ensuring the practicality of measurements is a priority for DNV GL.

Understanding Water Quality & BWMS Limitations

Posted to Maritime Reporter ( by EcoChlor ) on March 25, 2019

Trade routes and operating conditions determine the most effective Technology for your vessel. Treating ballast water presents unique challenges as the quality and characteristics of the water can be inconsistent depending on the ballasting location.

Ship Repair & Conversion at Blohm+Voss

Posted to Maritime Reporter ( by Blohm+Voss ) on March 24, 2019

Ship repair, class renewal and conversion of passenger and commercial ships in Hamburg, Germany. Blohm+Voss offers ship repair, class renewal and conversion of passenger and commercial ships in the heart of the port of Hamburg. Our experienced…

Webinar on transit safety

Posted to Maritime White Paper ( by Roxtec ) on February 13, 2019

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Manufacturer Support is Critical to BWMS Regulatory Compliance

Posted to Maritime Reporter ( by Ecochlor ) on January 6, 2019

When choosing a ballast water management system, Ole Christian Schroder, Director of Environmental Compliance, Scorpio Group prioritized, “compliance, safety and reliability” as the key factors in his decision for their fleet of product tankers.

Can I install a BWT unit myself?

Posted to Maritime Reporter ( by Optimarin ) on November 12, 2018

Do It Yourself BWT installation: NOT A PROBLEM FOR RORO SPECIALIST SEATRUCK!Every shipowner wants to minimize downtime and maximize earnings. So what if it was feasible to fit your own BWT systems while in operation, without the need for dry-docking? Is that possible?

BWT scare stories

Posted to Maritime Reporter ( by Optimarin ) on October 7, 2018

Are you having a nightmare with your existing BWT system? It may not be much of a consolation, but you’re not suffering alone… Cast your mind back to last year and you may recall a report from class society ABS that, for many with a stake in the BWT segment…


Posted to Maritime Reporter ( by Optimarin ) on September 17, 2018

Cheap does not necessarily mean good value. Don’t get the cheapest system for your fleet, get the right one.In the competitive world of shipping, with often wafer thin margins and uncertain demand, cost control is key to success. But sometimes the cheapest buys end up costing your business the most.

Inline Lamp Driver Substantially Reduces Ballast Water Treatment System Footprint

Posted to Trojan Marinex on May 5, 2017

The Trojan Marinex Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) system (already up to 50% smaller than others in the industry), now includes inline lamp drivers, enabling a substantial reduction in cabling and electrical panels. With this innovation, total system footprint has been further reduced by up to 30%.


Posted to Trojan Marinex on April 28, 2017

There is a long track record of utilizingUV disinfection to treat wastewater, and,in most cases, wastewater is of poorerquality or lower UV transmittance (UVT)than ballast water. UV can treat extremelyturbid ballast water, as long as the systemis engineered to the highest of standards.

Choosing the Best Lubricant to Avoid Water Contamination in Your Hydraulic System

Posted to RSC Bio Solutions on September 27, 2016

According to original equipment manufacturers and tribologists, the number one cause of hydraulic system failure is water contamination. The presence of water in the system builds a corrosive environment, which shortens the life of the pump or other equipment.

The Destructive Drip: One drop per second can add up to 420 gallons annually

Posted to RSC Bio Solutions on September 21, 2016

Even among the most environmentally-friendly companies, it’s all too common a question: “Is one leak really that big of a deal?”  The answer is a resounding and definitive—YES. This question is especially pervasive in land-based operations,…

The Importance of an Effective Oil Analysis Program

Posted to RSC Bio Solutions on September 18, 2016

In order to reduce changeover intervals and extend the life of your equipment, implement an oil analysis program, which is a great benchmark to evaluate your lubricant’s effectiveness. Many factors come into play when you’re evaluating lubricant options for your fleet…

RSC FUTERRA Offers Easy Conversion and Broad Compatibility

Posted to RSC Bio Solutions on September 13, 2016

RSC Bio Solutions’ FUTERRA is an environmentally acceptable lubricant (EAL) made from a renewable base oil derived from plant matter. FUTERRA was developed to address industry demand for enhanced sustainability combined with superior performance in critical areas such as hydrolytic stability…

The RSC FUTERRA Series: The Fluid of the Future

Posted to RSC Bio Solutions on September 11, 2016

The first and only product of its type, RSC FUTERRA is a new Ecolabel-certified EAL that combines the highest performance of any EAL currently available on the market with an attractive price point for performance against other EALs.The only EAL from a renewable hydrocarbon resource…

RSC Bio Solutions Creates Big Waves with New Product Announcement

Posted to RSC Bio Solutions on September 6, 2016

RSC Bio Solutions, a global leader in environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) and cleaners, announced the launch of FUTERRA™, a new revolutionary product line of bio-based lubricants. The only hydrocarbon renewable EAL derived from a plant-based material…

RSC Bio Solutions is Making Waves in the Marine Industry

Posted to RSC Bio Solutions on August 30, 2016

RSC Bio Solutions, a global leader in environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) and cleaners, will launch a new revolutionary product line of sustainable lubricants at SMM 2016 in Hamburg, Germany. These new products have the potential to improve operational efficiency…

Not All EALs are Created Equal

Posted to RSC Bio Solutions on August 29, 2016

What is an EAL?Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) are defined by the EPA as offering these three characteristics. First, they must be “biodegradable” - biodegrading into carbon dioxide and water by ≥ 60% or more within 28 days (according to OECD 301B or ASTM D7373 methods).

Large or Small, Land or Sea, Every Spill Matters.

Posted to RSC Bio Solutions on August 25, 2016

There is growing concern regarding the environmental impact and associated costs of petroleum based fluid discharges. Petroleum is persistent and toxic. It damages living organisms including plants, animals and marine life for many years. While…
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