Wärtsilä Aquarius UV BWMS Set for USCG Type Approval
Wärtsilä’s Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has completed all the required testing procedures, and has now been submitted for US Coastguard (USCG) Type Approval.
This follows the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Type Approval for the Aquarius UV system, which was granted in 2012.
The USCG approval process is extensive and involves both land and sea testing. The UV technology utilises proven filtration and ultra-violet (UV) irradiation, while maintaining a high degree of safety and operability. It ensures compliance with regulations, even with varying levels of water quality.
The company’s alternative BWMS technology, the Wärtsilä Aquarius EC (Electro-Chlorination), was granted USCG Type Approval in August 2018, and IMO Type Approval in 2013.
Picture: The Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System.