March 3, 2015 - As the ratification process draws to a close, Ecochlor has completed a report with Choice Ballast Solutions and Netsco on improved arrangements and installation process for the Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) that is especially advantageous for use in large tankers. The small size, low power, predictable operational cost, and minimal maintenance characteristics of the Ecochlor system make it ideally suited for installation these ships. Continue reading “Ecochlor/Choice Complete Ex Hazardous Zone Study” »
Debra DiCianna, Senior Compliance Engineer at Choice Ballast Solutions recently presented at INTERTANKO’s Annual Meeting on a Review of USCG Type Approved Ballast Systems. Photo L to R: Tim Wilkins, Environmental Director, INTERTANKO; Debra DiCianna; Capt. Jennifer F. Williams, Director, Inspections & Compliance, USCG Marine Safety, Security, and Stewardship; and Joe Angelo, Directory Regulatory Affairs, INTERTANKO.
Due to industry requests, USCG shares complete Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) type approval certificates on USCG Environmental Homeport Ballast Water website. To view the certificates and supporting documentation for operational limitations for the Alfa Laval, Optimarin and Oceansaver BWMS go to : http://homeport.uscg.mil/ballastwater Scroll down to left sidebar for 'Type Approvals' link. Go to 'New Approved BWMS' and link on individual certificates to the right.
Jan Flores, Senior Director of Business Development at NETSCo will speak at the upcoming WorkBoat Maintenance & Repair Conference on Tuesday, April 12 in New Orleans, Louisianna. Flores will speak on the topic of Ballast Water Regulations with other panel experts including a member of the United States Coast Guard. The conference topic description is as follows: BALLAST WATER REGULATIONS In December the Coast Guard announced it wants a higher performance standard for how ultraviolet ballast water treatment systems work. While ballast water regulation is a low enforcement priority with the Coast Guard for now, international adoption of the IMO convention on ballast