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DESMI Ocean Guard’s CompactClean Ballast Water Management System receives amended US Coast Guard Type Approval Certificate

DESMI Ocean Guard A/S is pleased to announce that the CompactClean Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has received amended US Coast Guard Type Approval certificate with just 2 hours minimum hold time restriction in US waters, demonstrating its superior performance. Furthermore, the amended certificate allows installation in hazardous areas. On July 1 st , 2019 DESMI Ocean Guard’s CompactClean Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) received amended US Coast Guard (USCG) type approval certificate with just 2 hours minimum hold time restriction, as well as approval for installation in hazardous areas. Minimum hold time is the shortest allowable time that ballast water must be kept in the ballast tanks between the ballast uptake and discharge operations.

The reduction of the minimum required hold time to just 2 hours in all salinities and water temperatures sets a new standard for non-chemical based BWMS under the US rules, and remarkably, this is achieved without changing anything in the BWMS or how it operates. This underlines the superior performance of CompactClean BWMS and puts it in a class of its own. Furthermore, the amended USCG type approval certificate now covers all the ATEX and IECEX certified versions of CompactClean BWMS, enabling us to install these in hazardous areas on board oil, gas and chemical tankers flying both US and non-US flags.

Rasmus Folsø

DESMI Ocean Guard A/S develops and markets ballast water treatment systems for the removal of living organisms from ships’ ballast water. DESMI Ocean Guard is wholly owned by DESMI A/S, and its head office is located in Nørresundby, Denmark. DESMI A/S has more than 180 years of history and today the DESMI Group portfolio includes pumps, oil spill response solutions, pumping solutions for defence applications, energy saving systems, automation, contracting activities, and ballast water management systems.

Henrik Sørensen. Photo: Lars Horn / Baghuset

Source: DESMI

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