Evoqua Water Technologies informed that it has successfully completed all biological efficacy US Coast Guard Type-Approval tests for its electrochlorination SeaCURE BWMS. Tests were carried out under the supervision of Lloyd’s Register and the independent laboratory NSF International will now compile test data for submission to the USCG for imminent approval.
Matt Granitto, Business Manager, Ballast Water, said: “We are delighted that the SeaCURE system has successfully completed and exceeded all testing requirements and protocols for USCG certification. It has been a lengthy process but the importance of these tests and USCG Type Approval cannot be undervalued.
“The testing regime we opted for was the most stringent because it uses natural organisms in natural environments over those that are manufactured. By using real organisms, it takes a lot longer as nature doesn’t always have sufficiently high organism counts.”
Evoqua anticipates receiving USCG BWMS Type Approval before the end of the calendar year.