Low power chemical BWMS is USCG type approved

Ecochlor’s BWMS Typical power requirements for the Ecochlor system treating a flow rate of 8,000m3/hr is 12kWh

A low power consumption chemical injection ballast water management system (BWMS) has received USCG type approval.

Ecochlor’s BWMS uses a two-step process that includes filtration and treatment with chlorine dioxide, which is thought to be effective on all aquatic invasive species regardless of water turbidity, salinity or temperature.

Tom Perlich, president and founder of Ecochlor, said: “As one of only five USCG Type Approved BWTS in the world, this approval adds Ecochlor to a group that has successfully demonstrated that they can meet the most rigorous testing requirements worldwide.”

Low power requirements

Typical power requirements for the Ecochlor system treating a flow rate of 8,000m3/hr is 12kWh, with maximum requirements reaching just 35kWh.

USCG type approval has been issued for treatment of ballast flow rates from 500m3/hr to 16,200m3/hr.

“Not only does the Ecochlor BWTS have low power consumption, it is highly effective in all types of waters,” said Steve Candito, Ecochlor’s CEO.

The space efficient system offers a modular approach system and has pressurised double wall storage tanks, flow controls and a vacuum mixing chamber where the chlorine dioxide is generated on-demand.

Single treatment required

Typically, only a single treatment system is required, with up to three chemical injection points connected to the vessel’s ballast lines, Ecochlor stated.

As well as USCG approval, the BWMS has received IMO type approval.

It has also received classification society approval from Lloyd’s Register, American Bureau of Shipping, Class NK, Bureau Veritas, and RMRS.

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