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Ecochlor’s attainment of global regulatory type approvals and our perseverance in bringing a quality, reliable BWMS to market in the marine industry, highlights our continued commitment to test the efficacy of our system to the highest standards available over a timespan of two decades.

Regulatory APPROVALS

Ecochlor has IMO BWMS Code (2020) Type Approval and G9 Final Approval (2010) as well as USCG Type Approval (2017). During Ecochlor’s USCG Type Approval amendment process, minor updates and improvements were made to aspects such as documentation, available filter models, and control system software.

Ecochlor worked with DNV as the Recognized Organization for the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) to complete harmonization of the USCG approved system with the existing IMO Type Approval and IMO’s BWMS Code (i.e. ‘revised G8’). 

Currently, Ecochlor has Class Approvals from ABS, BV, LR, RMRS, DNV, KR and Flag State IMO Cyprus Type Approval, IMO Hellenic Type Approval and IMO Norwegian Type Approval.

The Ecochlor BWMS achieved IMO G9 Final Approval in September 2010. Land-based and shipboard testing for IMO G8 Type Approval was completed in 2011 (2017). Ten consecutive test cycles were conducted under IMO G8 guidelines on land and shipboard over two years with no surviving organisms after treatment – all zeros. In August 2020, Ecochlor received BWMS Code Type Approval.

Ecochlor was the 5th BWMS type approved by the USCG in August 2017 and was the first US manufactured, chemical injection system certified worldwide.

Class Approvals:

  •       ABS
  •       BV
  •       LR
  •       RMRS
  •       DNV
  •       KR

Flag State Approvals:

  • IMO Cyprus Type Approval
  • IMO Hellenic Type Approval
  • IMO Norwegian Type Approval

The testing required for type approvals are proof that the Ecochlor BWMS system either meets or exceeds IMO and USCG standards. Additionally, having classification society approvals in place can hasten the retrofit design and installation process for Ecochlor’s customers.

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