MARCH 10, 2014 — Trojan Technologies, London, Ontario, a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), reports that its Trojan Marinex Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) product suite has obtained International Maritime Organization (IMO) Type Approval from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate.
Trojan Technologies notes that DNV is now certified as an Independent Lab (IL) by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). Also, testing conducted on the system was done in accordance with the EPA Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Ballast Water Protocol. The ETV protocol is a key testing requirement for systems to obtain USCG Type Approval.
"We performed our certification process, in every way possible, to the rigorous standards required by the United States Coast Guard, supporting our goal of achieving U.S. Type Approval this year," says Marvin DeVries, president, Trojan Technologies.
The company has already applied for U.S. Coast Guard AMS certification.
Mr. DeVries says that Trojan Technologies is the largest UV company in the world and that testing was successfully completed in the most challenging conditions.
"This dispels the myth that UV cannot be used in the poorest of water qualities and gives vessel owners the confidence and reassurance they deserve, knowing that their operations will be unencumbered," he says.
The Trojan Marinex was tested and approved to the lowest UV transmittance value (poor water quality) in the industry under full flow conditions, meeting the requirements of IMO Circular BWM.2/Circ.43c (Guidance for Administrations on the Procedure for Evaluating an Application for Type Approval of a Ballast Water Management System).
Importantly, the system was tested and approved in all three salinity ranges — brackish, fresh and marine. It should thus be suitable for operation in the Great Lakes.
In the Trojan Marinex BWT system, custom-designed filtration and UV is integrated into in a single, compact unit. TrojanUV Solo LampTechnology was utilized to ensure what is claimed to be the lowest installed power draw of any system on the market. The low power draw means that larger vessels, such as bulkers and tankers, can effectively choose a UV-based solution.