BSH certifies SeaCure system for wide range of vessels
The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie- BSH), which previously granted the Evoqua SeaCURETM Ballast Water Management (BWT) system type approval, has now certified the SeaCURE system to operate in volumes from 500-4,000m3/hr. suitable for a wide range of container, LNG, tanker and other vessels.
In addition to IMO type approval, the SeaCURE system also is USCG AMS accepted to operate in all salinities.
The SeaCURE system utilizes a patented process that first injects biocide into ballast seawater before it reaches the large surface filter intakes to reduce the growth of marine organisms that can clog the filters. Next, Chloropac® concentric tubular electrodes (CTE) generate sodium hypochlorite from the natural salinity in sea water which eliminates the need to purchase biocides and store or replenish them onboard.
The SeaCURE system also features low energy requirements and low maintenance costs due to the self-cleaning feature of the CTE technology. Proprietary control logic monitors the biocide dose level necessary to provide the required efficacy depending on ballast water conditions. Chloropac electrodes have been proven in more than 2,500 installations worldwide over the past 35 years.
“The SeaCURE system can benefit ship owners of any size and particularly those who value low operating costs and who need the flexibility of a BWT system that can be deployed on any trade lane regardless of salinity,” said SeaCURE Product Manager David Palmer.
The SeaCURE system is available as a compact skid or as modular components depending on customer requirements for installation in new builds and existing ships.
It is particularly well-suited for retrofit installations because biocide generation takes place in a small side stream from the ballast water main to minimize footprint and maximize available space. The side stream generation method offers advantages for installation on tankers because the modules can be placed in a way that only the filter and analyzer module are installed in the hazardous area of the cargo pump room, while the main parts of the system remain in the safe area.
Press Release, September 19, 2014