BIMCO has received information from the US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center, that they have issued a ballast water management system (BWMS) type approval certificate to Ecochlor, Inc.
The certificate is the fifth type approval certificate related to BWMS, issued after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application. USCG have determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.
The treatment principle of the Ecochlor BWTS is based on a three-step process consisting of filtering and chemical injection on uptake, along with in-tank sampling of chlorine dioxide concentrations. This approval covers fourteen models with maximum treatment rated capacities between 500 m3/h and 16,200 m3/h.
More information about the US Coast Guard type approval can be obtained at this link
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