Desmi Ocean Guards CompactClean Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has received US Coast Guard Type Approval. This approval comes just a few months after the CompactClean BWMS received IMO type approval and means that the system is now approved for worldwide operation
“It is a significant achievement that the CompactClean system does not need a special US operation mode to meet the USCG requirements in US territory. With just one operation mode used globally, there is no need for knowing the de-ballast location at the time of ballast uptake, in order to determine if the BWMS should be operated in IMO or US mode”, says Rasmus Folsø, CEO of Desmi Ocean Guard A/S.
The approval is valid for all salinities and sea water temperatures, and has no requirement for a special operating mode in US Territory. In fact, the stringent US requirements are met everywhere in the World by running the system in its normal mode. This means the system is fully approved and certified for discharge of ballast water anywhere in the world, no matter if it is fresh water, brackish water, marine water, cold water or warm water.
The USCG Type Approval includes a requirement for a minimum holding time between ballast and de-ballast operations of 24 hours.
The CompactClean BWMS has recently been approved according to ATEX and IECEx requirements for installation in hazardous zones on e.g. oil and chemical tankers, and this is also expected to be added to both IMO and USCG Type Approval certificates soon.
“With the so far unmatched versatility of the CompactClean BWMS enabling installation onboard any ship type and allowing for treatment of all kinds of ballast water anywhere in the world, with a zero or close to zero hold time restriction, the CompactClean BWMS is leading the way. Add to this the smallest footprint in the industry, simplicity, user friendliness, ease of installation and credible long term global support and service from a company with close to two centuries of history, and you have the explanation why CompactClean is being selected by more and more”, says Rasmus Folsø.
“Some of the World’s largest and leading shipowners have found the CompactClean BWMS the superior solution, and selected it for their entire fleet. We are grateful for their trust in our product and our company, and we are happy to see that as systems are installed and put into operation on more and more vessels, we receive positive feedback from involved shipowners.”