Another BWMS gains U.S. Coast Guard Type Approval

OCTOBER 19, 2017 — The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center has issued the sixth U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to ERMA FIRST ESK Engineering Solutions S.A.

The approval came after a detailed review of the manufacturer's type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060. A copy of the type approval certificate may be obtained by contacting the manufacturer.

The treatment principle of the ERMA FIRST BWTS FIT consists of a three step process consisting of filtration and electrolysis during uptake, and neutralization at discharge. This approval covers thirteen models with maximum treatment rated capacities between 90 cu.m/h and 3,740 cu.m/h.