BSH recognises SeaCURE BWMS

Mar 14 2014

The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (BSH) has granted type approval for Evoqua Water Technologies’ patented SeaCURE ballast water management system (BWMS).

BSH’s type approval of the SeaCURE system concludes the international approval process that began with the basic approval and then final approval granted by the IMO in 2012. 

The BWMS is available as a compact skid, or as modular components, depending on customer requirements for installation in newbuilds and existing ships. It is particularly well-suited for retrofit installations because biocide generation takes place in a small side stream from the ballast water main to minimise the footprint and maximise available space, the company claimed.

The side stream generation method offers advantages for installation on tankers as the modules can be placed in a way that only the filter and analyser module are installed in the hazardous area of the cargo pump room, while the main parts of the system remain in the safe area, Evoqua said.

Lars Nupnua, director global business development marine told ‘Tanker Operator’ that the tanker sector was one of the company’s main focus areas.

He explained that the benefit of the company’s electrochlorination systems that are operating in the side stream of the ballast water main is that the electrolytic generator and the main parts of the system can be fitted in the engine room and only the ballast water filter and some analytical equipment will be installed an EX proof versions in the cargo pump room.

The standard equipment size goes up to 5,000 cu m per hour capacity, but systems can be installed in parallel if necessary to gain a higher capacity, Nupnua stressed..

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