The required IMO and US Coast Guard landbased testing of the CompactClean BWMS is completed
We are pleased to announce that all the required landbased testing of the CompactClean Ballast Water Management System has been successfully completed. The testing was performed in accordance with both IMO and US Coast Guard requirements and paves the way for issue of both IMO and USCG type approval certificates later this year.
DESMI Ocean Guard’s CompactClean Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has now successfully completed all the landbased testing required by both IMO and US Coast Guard (USCG). The testing includes a total of 15 landbased tests, 5 in each of the 3 salinities required: fresh water, brackish water, and marine water.
Results of the testing confirm that the system meets the stringent discharge requirements without any special operating mode to be employed in US territory and without any minimum holding time to be observed between ballast water uptake and discharge.
“We are especially pleased that no less than 7 landbased tests performed in different salinities and at various levels of UV-transmission of the water have been successfully completed with the shortest holding time allowed for landbased testing. This means that there is no required minimum holding time for the CompactClean system. Requirement for minimum holding times for type approved BWMSs is one of the main issues that ship operators are facing within ballast water treatment today, and we are happy to be able to provide a solution with our CompactClean system,” explains Rasmus Folsø, CEO of DESMI Ocean Guard A/S, and continues: