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Hyde exhibits 'gold standard' in ballast water treatment

Hyde exhibits 'gold standard' in ballast water treatment
Hyde Marine is exhibiting its new “Gold” Ballast Water Management (BWM) system at SMM on Stand 413 in Hall A1.  

The new system is an upgrade of Hyde’s tried-and-tested Guardian design, with a dramatically reduced footprint, making the technology ideal for retrofitting applications where space for a treatment system is not already allocated in the vessel’s construction. 

With flow rates of up to 250 cu m per hour, the skid-mounted system recently became one of a handful of technologies to be granted Alternative Management System (AMS) designation by the US Coastguard (USCG), the most stringent approval in existence, until the USCG full Type-Approval enters force. AMS designation will allow the system to be used off US shores for five years after USCG full type-approval enters force at some point in early 2015.

Meanwhile, the system will be more than capable of compliance with the standards laid out in the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention. Much less stringent than the US system, the convention stipulates ballast water must be at least 99.99% free of live organisms at the point of discharge.

Also on exhibit will be B-Box, Hyde’s new onboard ballast water testing system developed by the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), which will be capable of measuring the concentration of organisms and chemicals in a vessel’s ballast water tank.