Considering the ongoing development of a variety of devices and methods for monitoring ship
compliance with ballast water discharge standards, it is necessary to develop a transparent and standardised procedure for verification tests to ensure that these devices are accepted by the
various administrations as a verified Ballast Water Compliance Monitoring Device.
CMDs include various sensors, instruments, kits, methods, and assays designed to measure ballast water
discharge standards and other relevant requirements, either directly or indirectly as indicative measures. The field of application of these devices ranges from laboratory equipment to mobile
applicable devices and instruments up to instruments integrated into the ballast systems including BWMS.
Depending on the intended application and the associated requirements, CMD are tested and verified according to the specified test protocol by a third party independent of the manufacturer.
If you wish to have the verification of your device carried out by Ankron, we offer the following services: