Ecochlor launches filterless BWMS

Ecochlor launches filterless BWMS
Rendering of EcoOne on a Bulker

Ecochlor has announced the launch of EcoOne, a new ballast water management system (BWMS) that operates without a filter. 

“By eliminating the filter, we have taken simplicity and reliability in ballasting operations to the maximum level. Whilst, at the same time, we have maintained the original Ecochlor BWMS’ high performance and service that customers expect from us,” said VP of business development, Andrew Marshall.

“Comprehensive R&D and rigorous compliance testing of EcoOne, along with a strong company philosophy focused on ‘engineering for reliability’, assures customers that every one of our products holds up to our strict ease of use and durability standards. Our powerful ClO2 treatment technology has been tested extensively to ensure that it works effectively as a single pass treatment under all operating conditions with no neutralisation or retreatment prior to discharge. Plus, there are no problematic TRO sensors, electrodes or complex power supplies in either the new EcoOne systems or the Ecochlor BWMS.”

Ecochlor now offers:

• Ecochlor BWMS (Filtration & ClO2)
• New EcoOne BWMS (ClO2 alone)
• New EcoOne Hybrid BWMS (Dual mode filtration & ClO2 or ClO2 alone)

The EcoOne BWMS recently completed extensive land-based testing, demonstrating compliance with the most recent, stringent USCG and IMO BWMS Code standards. Real-world shipboard testing is ongoing aboard an Aframax and a VLCC and is expected to be completed in May 2021.

Steve Candito, CEO, said: “We developed the new systems in direct response to concerns expressed by shipowners about how existing ballast water treatment processes are inflexible and may not be suitable for all vessels under all circumstances. Our newest BWMSs offer more options to the shipowner, allowing them to make informed decisions for the BWMS requirements for each of their vessels, – all without sacrificing the reliability and ’best in class’ service and support that Ecochlor is known for throughout the industry.”