Alborg (Denmark) - Denmark’s DESMI has received US Coast Guard (USCG) Type Approval for its Ocean Guard’s CompactClean Ballast Water Management System (BWMS). The approval is valid for all salinities and sea water temperatures, and has no requirement for a special operating mode in US Territory. In fact, the stringent US requirements are met everywhere in the World by running the system in its normal mode. This means the system is fully approved and certified for discharge of ballast water anywhere in the world, no matter if it is fresh water, brackish water, marine water, cold water or warm water.
“Mixing of ballast water treated in different modes is a concern when water is moved internally from tank to tank during a voyage to compensate for consumed fuel,” said Rasmus Folsø, CEO of DESMI Ocean Guard A/S. “All of these issues represent serious complications to the ship operator when using BWMS that must be switched to one operation mode in US and another in the rest of the world (IMO). With CompactClean we have managed to solve this. Furthermore, we have managed to keep the power consumption at a minimum by incorporating automatic dimming of UV lamps when the water conditions permit.”