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2018 November 13 08:07

ERMA FIRST obtains USCG type approval for ballast water treatment system using FILTREX filters

Obtaining the USCG Type Approval in October 2017, under LR as an Independent Laboratory (IL), made ERMA FIRST the first full flow electrolysis ballast water treatment system (BWTS) vendor worldwide to have achieved such a milestone.

In September 2018, the USCG Certificate was amended with the series of FILTREX filters (alternate filter under the USCG regime) and all models of ERMA FIRST BWTS FIT will have both options of Filters as per current IMO Type Approval.

As with the primary filter FILTERSAFE, the results with the FILTREX configuration were successful and in compliance with USCG requirements. ERMA FIRST has been constantly showing its commitment to the delivery of innovative and high-performance equipment, as assured by LR.

Tested in three water salinities, ERMA FIRST BWTS FIT offers a reliable, simple and effective solution for all types and sizes of vessels. The smooth testing process proves that the system has been carefully designed, developed and engineered to undergo the most rigorous testing and ensure reliable operation in the most challenging natural water conditions.

ERMA FIRST chose to work with LR because of their in-depth technical knowledge and experience with ballast water treatment technologies and trusted assurance services.