DESMI Ocean Guard Ballast Water Management System Receives USCG Approval

ODESMI Ocean Guard’s CompactClean Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has received US Coast Guard (USCG) Type Approval.

The approval is valid for all salinities and seawater temperatures and has no requirement for a special operating mode in US Territory. Furthermore, the CompactClean BWMS has recently been approved according to ATEX and IECEx requirements for installation in hazardous zones on oil and chemical tankers, and this is also expected to be added to both IMO and USCG Type Approval certificates soon.

DESMI Ocean Guard CEO Rasmus Folsø explains: “With the so far unmatched versatility of the CompactClean BWMS, enabling installation on board any ship type and allowing for treatment of all kinds of ballast water anywhere in the world, the CompactClean BWMS is leading the way.

“Add to this the smallest footprint in the industry, simplicity, user friendliness, ease of installation and credible long-term global support and service from a company with close to two centuries of history, and you have the explanation why CompactClean is being selected by more and more.

“Some of the world’s largest and leading shipowners have found the CompactClean BWMS the superior solution, and selected it for their entire fleet. We are grateful for their trust in our product and our company, and we are happy to see that as systems are installed and put into operation on more and more vessels, we receive positive feedback from involved shipowners.”

The CompactClean BWMS comes in 14 different flow rate sizes, with the smallest having a maximum flow rate of 35m³/h, and the largest having a maximum flow rate of 3,000m³/h.

As a closing remark Rasmus Folsø adds: “In addition to the CompactClean BWMS, DESMI Ocean Guard also provides the market’s most energy-efficient IMO approved BWMS. This system, called RayClean, can in some cases still be the optimal solution if available electrical power is a limiting factor and available space is less of an issue.”

DESMI Ocean Guard A/S develops and markets ballast water treatment systems for the removal of living organisms from ships’ ballast water. DESMI Ocean Guard is wholly owned by DESMI A/S, and its head office is located in Nørresundby, Denmark.

DESMI A/S has more than 180 years of history and today the DESMI Group portfolio includes pumps, oil spill response solutions, pumping solutions for defence applications, energy-saving systems, automation and contracting activities next to ballast water management systems.

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