Smart water quality monitoring technology developers Rivertrace have received a statement of compliance from DNV GL for their Smart ESM exhaust scrubber washwater monitor system
The monitoring system has already been installed on board several commercial vessels, and the DNV GL statement of compliance certifies that the system operates with acceptable accuracy in measuring pollutant levels set out in IMO regulation MEPC 259(68).
Rivertrace managing director Mike Coomber said the DNV GL letter of compliance “further demonstrates our commitment to providing reputable equipment for washwater monitoring”.
Launched in 2018, Smart ESM measures and records regulated water quality parameters including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) levels, as well as turbidity, temperature and pH on open-loop, closed-loop and hybrid maritime scrubber systems.
The monitoring system provides ship operators with washwater water quality measurements in real time at both intake and outlet points, supporting compliance with IMO regulations that require washwater pollutant levels remain within set limits before being discharged directly into the marine environment.