USCG rules on MPN for UV BWTS

Today, the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Center informed four ultraviolet ballast water management system, or BWMS, manufacturers that the Most Probable Number, or MPN, method is not considered as an equivalent alternative to the testing method prescribed in the Coast Guard’s regulations pertaining to the type approval of ballast water systems.

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Ecochlor® BWTS Awarded Vessel Contract for Liberty Fleet

The Ecochlor® Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) has been selected for installation onboard the fleet of vessels managed by Liberty Maritime Corporation (Liberty). Liberty’s quality management programs recognize the need for eco-friendly solutions in the global marketplace and they continually strive to meet and exceed all environmental standards set forth by the IMO, the U.S. […]

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VGP Compliance in US waters

In 2016, more shipowners will be installing and using a ballast water treatment system on their vessels. If the vessel is discharging ballast in waters of the US the shipowner will need to be aware of VGP requirements. By Tom Perlich, Founder and President of Ecochlor. Read More VGP Compliance Article_Naftiliaki

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Ballast Water Convention on the brink

As a result of Indonesia signing up to the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) this week, the IMO has announced that the convention will enter into force worldwide from 24th November, 2016, providing certain criteria are met.

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Wanted Dead or Alive

It was a statement that goes to the heart of the difference between IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) and the USCG standards: “we are not aware of a reliable method to detect viability.” It was made earlier this month to BWTT by Allegra Cangelosi, senior policy analyst for environmental projects and director of the […]

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Ecochlor Launches New Website

Ecochlor, Inc., a worldwide leader in ballast water treatment systems, has designed a new website and corporate brand using the latest technology to ensure compatibility with current browsers and mobile devices. The new website combines a user-friendly experience with easy-to-navigate functionality. Technical specifications, product information and videos, as well as case studies, all work together […]

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Ballast Water Technology Business: Gearing for the Surge in ‘16

Reprint from the Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, August Issue 2015 Interview with Tom Perlich, president and founder of Ecochlor, Inc. While the trek to see the ballast water technology market ‘really take off’ has stretched more than a decade longer than he anticipated, Ecochlor’s president Tom Perlich has maintained course and is ready to grow […]

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BWTS: The clock is ticking . . . What are the concerns of the shipowners?

Reprint from NAFSgreen World Shipping News, July Issue 2015 Eight page cover story on Ecochlor. Highlights include: Interview with Tom Perlich- BWTS: The clock is ticking . . . What are the concerns of the shipowners? Ecochlor general description Corporate profile and history USCG Type Approval testing Case Study: M/V Green Bay Car Carrier 500 […]

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Unicom Selects the Ecochlor® BWTS for Ten Tankers

Ecochlor, Inc. announced today that Unicom Management Services (Cyprus) Ltd. (Unicom), acting for SCF Group, signed a ten vessel agreement for the Ecochlor® Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) in Limassol, Cyprus on 06 May 2015.  The Ecochlor® BWTS will be retrofitted on ten oil and/or chemical tankers from the fleets controlled by Unicom or Novoship […]

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