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Ecochlor’s latest e-newsletter on Regulatory Updates for ballast water management is available for download

Ecochlor’s latest e-newsletter on Regulatory Updates for ballast water management is available for download.

May Regulatory Update newsletter coverThis issue contains:

It is all gathered in one newsletter for your convenience!

You may view the entire newsletter at Ecochlor’s September BWMS Regulatory Update

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Ecochlor’s June BWMS Regulatory Update

Ecochlor’s latest e-newsletter on Regulatory Updates for ballast water management is available for download.

May Regulatory Update newsletter coverThis issue contains:

  • MEPC 76 Meeting Updates
  • Ballast Water Inspections – China
  • Transport Canada – New Ballast Water Regulations
  • USCG Reports on Deficiencies in Operable BWMS, and much more . . .!

It is all gathered in one newsletter for your convenience!

You may view the entire newsletter at Ecochlor’s June BWMS Regulatory Update

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Ecochlor Completes all Land-based and Shipboard Testing for EcoOne™ Filterless BWMS

Ecochlor, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of all land-based and shipboard testing for the filterless, EcoOne ballast water management system (BWMS) in preparation for an application for USCG and IMO BWMS Code Type Approvals.

DNV was chosen to act as the Independent Lab (IL) throughout the entire process and has been responsible for the evaluation, inspection, testing oversight and submission of the EcoOne™ BWMS Type Approval applications.

The Land-based biological efficacy testing, was undertaken by the Golden Bear Research Center (GBRC) in California, USA. GBRC performed the tests, analyzed samples, and managed test results in the required format by the IL. Whole effluent toxicity testing was also performed successfully as part of the land-based tests.

The Shipboard testing, undertaken by DHI as sub-laboratory, was completed to test biological efficacy and related shipboard operational performance (OP) of the EcoOne BWMS on board a commercial vessel. DHI performed the shipboard tests, analyzed samples, managed test results in the required format by the IL. Due to global pandemic restrictions, shipboard testing was allowed to be performed on two commercial vessels owned by Maran Tankers, a VLCC and an Aframax, during their typical vessel voyage routes within the 6-month testing period.

Steve Candito, Ecochlor CEO said, “From our first test in September 2020 to its completion in June 2021, the EcoOne™ system has gone through an extensive review using the most robust and stringent requirements in the maritime industry for BWMSs. Each step of the process – starting with an engineering design that is even simpler and requires even less maintenance than our two-step filtered BWMS ─ has leveraged Ecochlor’s high standards for excellence and reliability into our new product line. We are pleased to have completed these tests on our new filterless BWMS with very impressive results as confirmed by DHI and GBRC.”

The filterless EcoOne BWMS is a one-step treatment process utilizing ClO2 alone. Vessels operating this system can operate anywhere in marine and brackish waters (i.e., ≥ 1PSU) and with no restrictions on temperature or turbidity.

The EcoOne Hybrid BWMS has a dual mode of operation with both filtration & ClO2 or ClO2 alone. This system will allow shipowners to operate their BWMS either with or without a filter. This option will be suited for shipowners who wish to have the flexibility of unrestricted operation in freshwater globally, with the convenience of a no-filter system. Vessels that already have an Ecochlor BWMS with filters installed can upgrade to the Hybrid option with minimal cost.

The Ecochlor BWMSs not only meet and exceed environmental regulatory standards, these systems have a reputation in the industry as one of the most dependable in the market with a product line that offers one-stop BWMS options to the shipowner for any vessel, on any trading route, in any port, worldwide!

To view the land-based and shipboard testing parameters go to http://ecochlor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/EcoOne-Testing-Parameters.FINAL_.rev1_.pdf

 

A BWMS Solution for All

Operational parameters for Ecochlor Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS)

Prioritizing efficiency, reliability and environmental protection, Ecochlor has a ballast water management solution suitable for every ship and trade route. With three types of BWMS available using our patented chlorine dioxide technology, our solutions provide ship owners and operators with peace of mind and ensure regulatory compliance.

For more information, visit: https://ecochlor.com/

Ballast Water Management May Regulatory Update

Ecochlor’s latest e-newsletter on Regulatory Updates for ballast water management is available for download.

May Regulatory Update newsletter coverThis issue contains:

  • Submissions for MEPC 76
  • US Port State Control Annual Report
  • ABS – Advice on Operating BWMS
  • BEMA Position Pager on BWMS Operation in Ports with Challenging Waters
  • USCG BWM Type Approvals
  • Review of ballast water record book entries – Flag Administrations, BIMCO and other NGO’s

It is all gathered in one newsletter for your convenience!

You may view the entire newsletter at Ecochlor’s May BWMS Regulatory Update

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Coming soon – ballast water management efficacy testing requirements

Tanker Operator article on ballast water managementNew ballast water management systems will need to be subject to ‘biological efficacy tests during commissioning by June 2022, if not before that date. The logistics and planning for this is often overlooked. Ecochlor CEO, Steve Candito identifies a few simple ways the shipowner can significantly reduce the risk of a failed commissioning test.

To read the Tanker Operator article “Coming soon – ballast efficacy tests” to learn some helpful hints on preparing for these future testing requirements click here.

April Regulatory Update and Event Invite

Ecochlor’s latest e-newsletter on Regulatory Updates for ballast water management is available for download.

May Regulatory Update newsletter coverThis issue contains:

  • Ecochlor Press Briefing Announcement & Webinar: BWMS
  • UK MCA Public Views on IMO BWM Convention
  • USCG Revised STEP Application
  • USCG Mask Mandate
  • USCG BWM Type Approvals
  • VIDA Established GLLCISP

It is all gathered in one newsletter for your convenience!

You may view the entire newsletter at Ecochlor’s April BWMS Regulatory Update

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Ecochlor’s February Regulatory Update

Ecochlor’s latest e-newsletter on Regulatory Updates for ballast water management is available for download.

May Regulatory Update newsletter coverThis issue contains:

  • Class NK BWMS Recommendations
  • UK FAQ January BWM Update
  • CA State Lands Commissions 2021 Biennial Report
  • USCG Changes in Conditions of Entry
  • New Standards for Marine Pats Replacement
  • VGP Regulations in Effect
  • BEMA Newsletter

It is all gathered in one newsletter for your convenience!

You may view the entire newsletter at Ecochlor’s February BWMS Regulatory Update

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Ecochlor’s December Regulatory Update

Ecochlor’s latest e-newsletter on Regulatory Updates for ballast water management is available for download.

May Regulatory Update newsletter coverThis issue contains:

IMO Meetings – Scheduling Changes due to COVID-10
VIDA Proposed Rule Comments & Other Supporting Documents
USCG Issues Policy Letter on Alternative Component Testing
California Vessel Report Form Changes
EPA FAQ on Sampling & Monitoring
Ballast Water Treatment System USCG Type Approval

It is all gathered in one newsletter for your convenience!

You may view the entire newsletter at Ecochlor’s December BWMS Regulatory Update

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Ecochlor November BWM Regulatory Update

Ecochlor’s latest e-newsletter on Regulatory Updates for ballast water management is available for download.

May Regulatory Update newsletter coverThis issue contains:

IMO Delays Mandatory BWMS Commission Testing
USCG Issues Policy Letter on Independent Laboratories
California Publishes Rates on Ballast Water Fee
USCG Reporting Requirements for Dry Bulk Cargo Residue Discharges
Ballast Water Treatment System USCG Type Approvals
LR Approved Service Suppliers for Commissioning Testing
Ballast Water Management Report with Steve Candito: A two-part video series on VIDA

It is all gathered in one newsletter for your convenience!

You may view the entire newsletter at Ecochlor’s November BWMS Regulatory Update

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