BAWAT applies for USCG BWMS type approval

Written by Nick Blenkey
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The USCG Marine Safety Center has received its 29th application for Ballast Water Management System type. It is for the BAWAT Mk 2 system manufactured by Denmark’s BAWAT A/S.

MSC will review the application for compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations in 46 CFR 162.060. Once it has been determined that the application meets the requirements, the MSC will issue a type approval certificate.

BWMS type approval applications and approval certificates are posted on MSC’s website. The list will be updated frequently in order to provide industry and the general public the most current information regarding the status of each application.

No filters, UV radiation or chemicals are involved in BAWAT process, which is aimed primarily at the tanker and bulk carrier markets, and is an in-tank recirculation system that uses deoxygenation and pasteurization to bring the concentration of living organisms in ballast water down to well below the regulation requirements.

The system uses existing, off the shelf, marine components, such as plate heat exchangers, from suppliers with good track records and service locations in various locations worldwide.

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