Chelsea Technologies awarded DNV - GL type approval

Jul 12 2019

Sensor supplier, and Sonardyne subsidiary, Chelsea Technologies’ Sea Sentry wash water monitoring system for ship exhaust gas cleaning systems has been awarded type approval by DNV GL.

This accreditation, combined with certification for its measurement protocols from ClassNK and DNV GL, assures shipowners and operators that all available measures have been taken to verify that Sea Sentry provides accurate and robust data on compliance with IMO Annex VI wash water discharge regulations, the company claimed.

It also underpins Chelsea Technologies’ commitment to achieving class accreditation with type approval for all of its systems, ensuring the highest standards in quality and accuracy are upheld.

It is essential that wash water discharge is monitored at all times. Doing so allows shipowners and operators to prevent discharges that may exceed regulations and damage the environment through the impact of contaminants such as organic carbon, black carbon, polycyclic hydrocarbons and heavy metals, Chelsea Technologies said.

Accurate wash water monitoring allows owners to mitigate the risk of potential fines and costly delays in port. For scrubber manufacturers, installing monitoring technology with their units provides reassurance to shipowners making a significant investment in scrubbers that they have the capability to monitor and manage wash water and compliance in a simple and efficient way.

Emma Johnson, Maritime Manager, Chelsea Technologies, commented: “Shipowners and operators have very little time remaining to take crucial decisions ahead of the 2020 sulfur cap.

“For those who decide to invest in scrubbers, it is critical that vessel operators work with knowledgeable experts to receive the training they need to operate new systems, along with the understanding to be able to interpret and apply the data in order to prove compliance and enjoy continued access to markets. Acting now will ensure companies stay ahead of regulations and protect future trade opportunities across the globe,” she said.


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