The US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 31st USCG Ballast Water Management System type approval Certificate to Japanese Miura Co., Ltd. This came after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.
The treatment principle of the Miura HK-(E)R consists of filtration and UV treatment during uptake and UV treatment during discharge.
This approval covers models with maximum intake treatment rated capacities between 200 m3/h and 900 m3/h.
So far, HANLA IMS Co., Ltd., Miura Co., Ltd., Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., COSCO Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd, Alfa Laval Tumba AB, Wärtsilä Water Systems, Ltd., DESMI Ocean Guard A/S (Denmark), Envirocleanse, LLC (USA), De Nora (USA), Panasia (Republic of Korea), JFE Engineering Corporation (Japan), Headway Technology (People’s Republic of China), Alfa Laval (Sweden), Hyundai Heavy Industries (Korea), Wärtsilä Water Systems (England), BIO-UV Group (France) , Samsung Heavy Industries Co (Republic of Korea), Techcross (Republic of Korea), Optimarin (Norway), TeamTec Ocean Saver (Norway), Sunrui (China), Ecochlor (USA), Erma First (Greece), Alfa Laval Tumba, Cathelco Ltd., Miura Co. Ltd., BAWAT A/S, NKBMS Co. Ltd, have won the USCG type approval.
Here is a complete list of ballast water treatment systems approved or with type approval applications currently under review: