Ship operators face ever-increasing challenges to meet regulatory demands designed to protect the sensitive marine environment.
Ensuring adequate treatment of ballast water has been a particularly tough task, with moving legislative goalposts when it comes to type approval of systems.
Hyde Marine, manufacturer of the GUARDIAN Universal Service Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS), has designed its latest system to overcome such problems.
Completely redesigned to meet the demanding requirements of the new IMO Ballast Water Management Code and U.S. Coast Guard Type Approval standards, its GUARDIAN Universal Service “marks an evolution in BWTS functionality”, says Hyde Marine.
It features an updated operator interface created using the principles of intuitive design, which it claims virtually eliminates the need for extensive crew training and the potential for mistakes. The system features a dose-based performance claim, allowing flow to be dynamically adjusted based on current water conditions. The system also provides a clear indication of when the system is operating outside the tested boundaries through a treatment alarm.