Operation of Ballast Water Treatment systems
Even the best system in the world will only bring you compliance if operated and maintained correctly. This is all too familiar in our industry. Nevertheless it is only a handful of vendors that look beyond the successful commissioning of a Ballast Water Treatment system.
In our opinion the operational phase is the most important for compliance. After all it is in operations that buttons are pushed and maintenance is done. And when we bring back the observation that the Ballast Water Convention specifies a discharge standard, the awareness must be raised that the port state control will in the end be looking at the quality of the discharge water.