Ballast water treatment system manufacturer, Panasia expects to secure US Coast Guard (USCG) Type Approval in March 2018.
Panasia has completed all required land based and marine water tests for the approval of USCG (United States Coast Guard) for the GloEn-Patrol™, a ballast water management system, and it’s currently in the process of the paperwork for issuance of the certificate.
The test was conducted under the supervision of DNV GL, an independent test facility authorized by USCG and the highest records for USCG T.A so far, and they successfully fulfilled the 5 types of tests, in seawater, brackish water, and fresh water. Panasia has also completed the land based tests with the relatively superior holding time, compared to other products for UV filtration, and was confirmed for its outstanding filtration independently manufactured in their headquarters. The GloEn-Patrol can be operated anywhere without any restrictions of salinity and temperature, and it is especially in accordance with customer needs at it satisfies high performances even in environments with high turbidity water.
Panasia also passed all five consecutive stages of the marine water tests with the minimum holding time conditions, and while the USCG test was being conducted, nothing changed of the previous components or the plan.
Not only did Panasia complete the organism test fulfilling the USCG approval criteria, but they also satisfied the revised IMO revised G8 formal standards, and they have been thoroughly tested for and approved under DNV GL regulations for not only system performance but also for safety and reliability.
The test report for USCG T.A will be completed by the end of 2017, and Panasia is working to obtain the final approval by March of 2018. Until now, Panasia’s BWMS has a record of 1,200 vessels, includes around 850 vessels that successfully installed and when it comes to existing vessels, the total contract volumes are over 250 vessels.
The GloEn-Patrol™ is a combined treatment system taking advantage of Filtration and UV irradiation. This system is the most environmentally friendly and it is designed to be installed and operated on every type of vessel.
Learn more about the ballast water management system here