Ecochlor filterless BWMS gains USCG Type Approval

Written by Marine Log Staff
Side view of filterless BWMS conponent

Eco One generator

North Haven, Conn.-headquartered Ecochlor, Inc. reports that its filterless EcoOne and EcoOne Hybrid ballast water management systems (BWMS) have received U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Type Approval.

The EcoOne BWMS has been tested extensively to ensure that it works effectively as a single-step treatment, without a filter, under all operating conditions in brackish and marine waters in accordance with the USCG, Standards for Living organisms in Ship’s Ballast Discharged Waters, Final Rule (Final Rule). The system’s IMO Type Approval Certificate was awarded in September 2021.

“All of our arrangements for the USCG Type Approval came together quickly due to some very hard work by our engineering team and with the great help of our partners in this endeavor—DNV, Golden Bear Research Facility, DHI and Maran Tankers,” said Leif Melhus, senior engineering manager at Ecochlor. “This is due to everyone staying focused and following through on every little detail in a timely fashion. It is a fantastic achievement and a credit to each and every person who worked on the team.”

“Our EcoOne and EcoOne Hybrid BWMSs with both IMO and USCG Type Approval have revolutionized the BWMS industry,” said Ecochlor CEO Andrew Marshall. “Whilst we acknowledge that there isn’t any single BWMS that will fit all applications for every trade route, we now offer three variations of BWMSs—a filtered, filterless and hybrid version. Add to that our powerful chlorine dioxide (ClO2) treatment technology—which is effective in all water conditions without any need for the crew to adjust operating parameters – and low cost. Accordingly, shipowners will no longer have to install BWMSs that are not optimal for their vessel or trade routes. The Ecochlor systems, already having a strong reputation for reliability, make an especially attractive option for any shipowner focused on compliance.”

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