Press release – Ecochlor, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of all shore and onboard tests of the EcoOne filterless system.â¢ Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) in preparation for an application for USCG and IMO BWMS code type approval.
DNV was chosen to act as an independent laboratory (IL) throughout the process and was responsible for the evaluation, inspection, test oversight and submission of EcoOne type approval applications. â¢ BWMS.
Terrestrial biological efficacy (BE) testing was undertaken by the Golden Bear Research Center (GBRC) in California, United States. The GBRC performed the tests, analyzed the samples and managed the test results in the format required by the IL. Toxicity tests of all the effluents were also carried out successfully within the framework of the terrestrial tests.
The on-board tests, undertaken by DHI as a sub-laboratory, were carried out to assess the BE and the associated on-board operational performance (OP) of the EcoOne.â¢ BWMS on board a commercial vessel. DHI performed the on-board tests, analyzed the samples and managed the test results in the format required by the IL. Due to global restrictions related to the pandemic, shipboard testing was allowed to be carried out on two commercial vessels owned by Maran Tankers, a VLCC and an Aframax, during their typical travel routes during the period. 6 month test.
Steve Candito, CEO of Ecochlor, said: âFrom our first test in September 2020 to its completion in June 2021, the EcoOneâ¢ system has been extensively reviewed using the most robust and stringent requirements in the marine industry for a BWMS. Every step of the process – starting with the engineering design which is simpler and even less maintenance-friendly than our two-stage filtered BWMS – has taken advantage of Ecochlor’s high standards of excellence and reliability in our new range of products. We are delighted to have completed these tests on our new filterless BWMS with very impressive results as confirmed by DHI and GBRC.
EcoOne without filterâ¢ BWMS is a one-step treatment process using ClO2 alone. Vessels using this system can operate anywhere in marine and brackish water (i.e.? 1PSU) and without temperature or turbidity restrictions.
EcoOneâ¢ The hybrid BWMS has a dual mode of operation with both filtration and ClO2 or ClO2alone. This system will allow shipowners to operate their BWMS with or without a filter. This option will suit shipowners looking for the flexibility of unrestricted global freshwater operation with the convenience of a filterless system. Vessels that already have a BWMS Ecochlor with filters installed can upgrade to the hybrid option at minimal cost.
BWMS Ecochlor not only meet and exceed environmental regulatory standards: these systems have a reputation in the industry as one of the most reliable on the market with a product line that offers one-stop BWMS options to the shipowner for n ‘any ship, on any trade. road, in any port, all over the world.
Ecochlor, Inc. was founded in 2001 to provide a simple, reliable, economical and easy-to-use ballast water management system for the marine industry.
From the first ballast operation and every time thereafter, Ecochlor technicians analyze the data to keep the system running – currently 98% of Ecochlor’s installed systems are operational. Ecochlor’s renowned after-installation service and chemical replenishment team are sent aboard approximately twice a year for chemical replenishment and to support the ship’s crew in training and maintaining the vessel. equipment ; this comprehensive service provides shipowners with the âbest-in-classâ worldwide service they need to comply with BWMS throughout the life of the vessel.
Based on 20 years of experience in the BWMS market, Ecochlor continues to develop and diversify through our âGreen Marineâ platform in collaboration with innovative maritime activity providers.