Maritime Reporters’ May Issue Looks at Best Practices for BWMS Compliance

In the May issue of Maritime Reporter, ABS’ Senior Principal Engineer, Willam Burroughs’ article, Global Ballast Water Treatment – Trending Toward Compliance summarizes a recently released ABS report identifying “pathways to the successful operation of ballast water treatment systems, as well as the complex challenges that lay ahead for owners who seek compliance with new […]

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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 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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Meeting the challenge of hazardous area installations

Reprint from Tanker Shipping and Trade, April/May Issue 2015 Choice Ballast Solutions (Choice) collaborates with Ecochlor Inc to provide solutions for the installation arrangement of BWMS on tankers. The Ecochlor system includes filtration followed by a side-stream injection of a dilute solution of chlorine dioxide. During ballasting, the full flow discharge from the ballast pumps must be treated […]

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Nine Years of Operating an Ecochlor© BWTS

Reprint from NAFSgreen World Shipping News, March Issue 2015 “The Ecochlor® Ballast Water Treatment System in­stalled in 2005 onboard the bulk carrier Moku Pahu/HSTC-1 remains in operation and has been used at every opportunity. It works just as effectively today as it did when installed. Seeking out treatment makers with long-term industry experience should be […]

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US regulations take the lead

The Naval Architect Reprint, March Issue, 2015 Ricky Dixon, director of sales, Ecochlor explains the current process that it has undertaken: “Ecochlor became one of the first to receive acceptance as the USCG AMS for its full line of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) and we are actively pursuing USCG Type Approval.”

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