Evoqua Water Technologies’ SeaCURE ballast water treatment system was granted US Coast Guard type-approval on 9 June 2021
The US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 43rd US Coast Guard ballast water management system (BWMS) type-approval certificate to the SeaCURE system from Evoqua Water Technologies Ltd (UK), 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 SeaCURE BWMS consists of filtration and electrolysis during uptake and neutralisation at discharge. This approval covers 12 models with maximum treatment rated capacities between 500 m3 per hour and 6,000 m3 per hour.
The SeaCURE BWMS uses a combination of filtration followed by in-situ production of biocide from seawater via electrochlorination. The SeaCURE system has evolved from the Chloropac marine growth prevention system (MGPS) that has been servicing needs of the maritime and offshore oil and gas industries for more than 40 years.
The system uses about 0.5-1% of the ballast water flow to generate sodium hypochlorite for the treatment of ballast water.
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