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SCF selects Ecochlor ballast water system

SCF selects Ecochlor ballast water system
SCF Novoship Technical Management, a subsidiary of the SCF (Sovcomflot) Group, has chosen the Ecochlor BWTS (Ballast Water Treatment System) for retrofits aboard three aframax tankers and a product tanker used in Far North operations, with installations due to take place this year.

The Ecochlor system employs a combination of Sulphuric acid and Purate to generate chlorine dioxide solution, which kills micro-organism in the ballast uptake.

Use of active chemicals – rather than alternatives such as UV lamps – is designed to allow the ballast water treatment system maximum flexibility of operation, with performance unaffected by variations in salinity, temperature, turbidity, organics and vibration.

“SCF Novoship Technical Management required a BWTS that is highly effectively in extreme climate conditions,” explained Tom Perlich, Ecochlor president and founder, “has low power consumption and is nearing completion of the US Type Approval process. The Ecochlor BWTS met all of these requirements.”