USCG Type Approval BWMS Comparison Chart

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) provides a list limiting conditions for the use of a ballast water management system under specific conditions during operation on a vessel. These limitations are referenced in type approval certificates. The process for evaluating and assessing operational limitations includes the following general steps: – The manufacturer identifies relevant limiting […]

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Ecochlor Updates USCG Type Approval

In recent days the USCG Marine Safety Center has started to include more details about pending applications on its list of type-approved ballast water treatment systems (BWTS). Stakeholders have called for added transparency on these initial applications and any amendments to the approval thereafter. Ecochlor supports the USCG for their efforts to address this issue. […]

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Ecochlor Receives DNV GL Type Approval on behalf of Norway

Ecochlor and DNV GL announced today DNV GL Type Approval on behalf of Norway of the Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS). In addition to serving as Ecochlor’s Independent Laboratory for US Coast Guard (USCG) Type Approval, DNV GL simultaneously evaluated and approved the Ecochlor System under DNV GL rules and the BWM Convention. Martin […]

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Ecochlor BWTS Receives USCG Type Approval

USCG Type Approval of Ecochlor’s unique, patented treatment technology now offers an alternative to UV and Electrochlorination. No treatment on discharge or neutralization is required with the Ecochlor® BWTS. Ecochlor is pleased to announce that its patented BWTS has received USCG Type Approval. The Ecochlor® BWTS uses a two-step treatment process that includes filtration and treatment […]

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Ecochlor completes all testing for USCG Type Approval

Ecochlor, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of all environmental testing of the Ecochlor® Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) in support of USCG Type Approval and expects to submit an application to the USCG within the next month. Environmental testing was performed at Retlif Testing Laboratories in Ronkonkoma, NY.  “The Retlif team was excited […]

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Ecochlor President Speaks at BWT Summit at Posidonia

Tom Perlich, President of Ecochlor presented, Ecochlor Case Study: The Path to USCG Type Approval at the BWT Summit hosted by Newsfront/Naftiliaki under the auspices of Greece’s Marine Technical Managers Association (MARTECMA). The summit focused on updates and news in ballast water treatment, one of the hottest issues currently in the maritime marketplace.

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