Assure Controls

Ballast Water Contamination Measurement and Compliance Management Systems

Assure Controls

Assure Controls offers specialised ballast water treatment system (BWTS) measurement and reporting services for commercial and maritime environmental applications.

The company's patented technologies provide fast and accurate toxicity assessments of freshwater, seawater and sediments, in order to reinforce complex processes through constant innovation and service.

Ships, crews and ports can use Assure Controls' prognostic measurements to ascertain successful ballast water management practises, and comply with International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and US Coast Guard regulations.

System for measuring ballast water contamination

Assure Controls' QwikLiteTM 200 Biosensor System and test kits measure contaminants in ballast water discharges, and validate the operational performance of BWTS on-board ships.

With a 4h response time, the company's testing systems ensure the correct functioning of BWTS, prevent contaminated discharges, enhance consistency, and reduce costs, disruption and discomfort.

Ballast water-compliance support systems

The Ballast Water Channel is an online platform providing concise, packaged ballast water (BW)information, directed at the individual requirements of crew members, port state control officials, and ship's BW operations These stakeholders are the party most affected by these new regulations, but the least represented.

This platform is a ballast water-compliance support system (BW-CSS). All versions are copyrighted, and the educational titles are updated frequently and based upon topics to meet individual job requirements.

The Ballast Water Channel is the main brand, and there are variations of the education, training, records and documentation requirements for different needs: My Port, Ballast Water Channel- Personal, and the downloadable onboard version My Ship feature a ballast water management plan, all required training titles, crew records, ballast water record / reporting forms, and other BW compliance requirements.

Biological reporting for environmental compliance

Assure Controls aims to provide new tools, methods and skills for biological reporting to ensure ship and port-based ballast water management practices comply with environmental requirements.

The company aims to reduce operation costs by using optimal practices and innovative prognostic tools to meet water quality standards.

Online platform for ballast water resource management

The Ballast Water Channel is created and produced with the philosophy that compliance must be a level playing field. Secondly, crew members are critical to compliance actions, and crews change frequently so training must be consistently available. In addition, English might be a second language, and training materials need to be aimed at a high school education level.

Thirdly, the lowest cost of operations is achieved by consistent application of best practices. These best management practices should be shared equally and rapidly by the industry. However, the site does not recommend a specific BW treatment technology, nor does it replace vendor equipment training.

The Ballast Water Channel is not a discussion forum, but a frequently updated platform for BW management resources and industry-recommended topics.

Biological reporting for environmental compliance

Assure Controls aims to provide new tools, methods and skills for biological reporting to ensure ship and port-based ballast water management practises comply with environmental requirements.

The company aims to reduce operation costs by using optimal practices and innovative prognostic tools to meet water quality standards.

Crew member training and ballast water compliance management systems

Assure Controls understands that crew members are critical for maintaining compliance actions and change frequently, so training must be consistently available.

The company combines communication technologies and guidance to create a ballast water compliance management system, both online at port and on-board at sea.

About Assure Controls

Assure Controls focuses on helping its customers to meet demanding measurement and reporting challenges in maritime environments.

The company enhances measurement or reporting technologies in order to optimise accuracy, reduce costs, and improve management decision-making and timeliness.

Assure Controls uses several proprietary platforms, including maritime compliance reporting systems, to ensure its projects and operations are based on reliable information.

The company contributes to unique solutions for the benefit of its clients, government agencies, and partners.

Contact Details

Assure Controls
2075 Las Palmas Dr
Carlsbad
CA 92011
United States of America
info@assurecontrols.com
www.assurecontrols.com

Available White Papers

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Ballast Water Compliance: More than a System, it is Knowledge 06 July 2017 This white paper contains an article by Bryan Bjorndal, President and CEO of Assure Controls, who has been actively involved with ballast water management and compliance issues.

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