South Korea’s Panasia has been granted USCG type approval for its UV treatment system GloEn Patrol. The approval brings the number of US approved systems to fourteen.
The treatment principle of the GloEn-Patrol BWMS consists of filtration with UV treatment at uptake and discharge. The approval covers models with maximum treatment rated capacities between 50m3/h and 6,000m3/h.
The approval granted extends to US-flagged vessels and installation in hazardous locations so long as electrical supply and control functions are outside of the hazardous area.
As well as the approval granted to Panasia, the USCG has also reported that it has received its 22nd application for type approval. The latest request is for the Semb-Eco LUV U1 Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Semb-Eco of Singapore. The system is a filtration and UV type but also includes an ultra sound unit which it is claimed improves effectiveness in turbid conditions and also reduces any corrosive effect of seawater.