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Trojan Marinex BWT System Receives U.S. Coast Guard AMS Acceptance

Today we are proud to announce that the Trojan Marinex Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) product suite has received United States Coast Guard (USCG) Alternate Management System (AMS) acceptance – in accordance with the USCG’s final rule for Standards for Living Organisms in Ships’ Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. waters – for all water qualities: freshwater, brackish water and marine water.

While AMS is an important certification, it is not USCG Type Approval which is Trojan’s main objective. “We remain committed to being one of the first BWT system suppliers to achieve U.S. Coast Guard Type Approval, and continue to take the necessary steps to achieve this goal”, says Marv DeVries, president, Trojan Technologies.

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The Trojan Marinex BWT system; filtration + UV in a single, compact unit.

AMS is a temporary designation given to a ballast water treatment system approved by a foreign administration. Vessels operating in U.S. waters may use an AMS-designated BWT system to manage their ballast water discharges in lieu of ballast water exchange – for a period of five years from a ship’s compliance date – while that BWT system undergoes USCG Type Approval testing. AMS certification neither guarantees nor implies that USCG Type Approval is likely, as the two programs are independent of each other.

The Trojan Marinex BWT product suite is tested and IMO Type Approved to the lowest UV transmittance value in the industry (corresponding to poor water quality) under full flow conditions. Testing was conducted under the supervision of DNV – who is certified as an Independent Lab (IL) by the USCG – in accordance with United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Ballast Water Protocol. The ETV protocol is a key testing requirement for systems to obtain USCG Type Approval.

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Trojan Marinex BWT System Obtains IMO Type Approval

Today we are excited to announce that the Trojan Marinex Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) product suite has obtained International Maritime Organization (IMO) Type Approval from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate.

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Trojan Marinex BWT System IMO Type Approval Certificate.

“The IMO Type Approved Trojan Marinex product suite is a reflection of our forward-looking commitment to our customers,” says Marvin DeVries, president, Trojan Technologies. “We performed our certification process, in every way possible, to the rigorous standards required by the United States Coast Guard, supporting our goal of achieving U.S. Type Approval this year. Testing was successfully completed in the most challenging conditions. This dispels the myth that UV cannot be used in the poorest of water qualities and gives vessel owners the confidence and reassurance they deserve, knowing that their operations will be unencumbered.”Rather than focusing on being among the first to get IMO Type Approval and testing to minimum standards, focus was instead put on the continual refinement of the BWT treatment technology and a robust testing protocol.

Here are five differentiating facts about the Trojan Marinex BWT system IMO Type Approval:

  1. Testing was conducted under the supervision of DNV, who is now certified as an Independent Lab (IL) by the United States Coast Guard (USCG), in accordance with United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Ballast Water Protocol. The ETV protocol is a key testing requirement for systems to obtain USCG Type Approval.
  2. Land-based testing was completed at the DHI Maritime Technology Evaluation Facility in Hundested, Denmark and shipboard testing was completed on board the Training Ship Golden Bear (TSGB) – both are now part of DNV’s network of subcontractors approved by the USCG for testing BWT systems.
  3. Tested and approved to the lowest UV transmittance value (poor water quality) in the industry under full flow conditions, meeting the requirements of IMO Circular BWM.2/Circ.43c (Guidance for Administrations on the Procedure for Evaluating an Application for Type Approval of a Ballast Water Management System).
  4. Land-based testing was conducted up to 1250 m3/h to verify the efficacy of the system at higher flow rates, meeting the requirements of IMO circular BWM.2/Circ.33 (Guidance on the Scaling of Ballast Water Management Systems). To date, this is the largest flow land-based test of a BWT system.
  5. Tested and approved in all three salinity ranges – brackish, fresh and marine.
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The Trojan Marinex BWT system; filtration + UV in a single, compact unit.

 

In addition to the rigorous certification and testing methodologies employed, the Trojan Marinex BWT system is differentiated in that custom-designed filtration and UV is integrated into in a single, compact unit. TrojanUV Solo Lamp™ Technology was utilized to ensure the lowest installed power draw of other systems in the market. This extremely low power draw means that larger vessels, such as bulkers and tankers, can effectively choose a UV-based solution.

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Trojan Marinex – Upcoming Ballast Water Summits

Associates from our ballast water treatment business, Trojan Marinex, will be speaking and participating at two upcoming Ballast Water Management conferences.

Ballast Water Summit 2014 – Hamburg, February 25 & 26

Hosted by Fathom and BIMCO, the Ballast Water Summit is taking place in Hamburg, Germany. It will give vessel owners the opportunity to discuss, learn and understand the best strategies, solutions and issues concerning implementing Ballast Water Management Systems within their operations and adhering to compliance.

Michael Leach, Trojan Marinex Commercial Manager, will be speaking on February 25 about the path to US Coast Guard Type Approval. . Trojan Marinex is an event sponsor and is also exhibiting at Stand 4.

Ballast Water Summit 2014


The Ballast Water Management Summit – California, February 25-27

Taking in Long Beach, California, the Ballast Water Managment Summit brings together ship owners & operators, regulators, water treatment specialists & suppliers, port authorities, shipping associations and others – to exchange information and strategize cost-effective, practical solutions for compliance, now and going forward.

Jim Cosman, Trojan Marinex Market Manager, will speak on Tuesday, February 25. during his presentation, titled: Innovative Ballast Water Management System and Type Approval Approach – he will provide insight into the robust Trojan Marinex Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) system and their robust Type Approval process.

Ballast Water Management Summit