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- MEPC 75 (16 to 20 November 2020) approved the 2020 Guidance for the commissioning testing of ballast water management systems, prepared by PPR 7 (17 to 21 February 2020).
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Commissioning tests are used to check whether newly installed BWMS are mounted adequately and operate properly as defined in previous Type Approval.
Commissioning tests will be mandatory soon and several flag states started the implementation already.
In view of the ambiguos regulations there could be confusion about the requirements for the owner and the corresponding test procedures.
The organisation of a test also poses problems for many shipowners.
Ankron is an independent service provider for commissioning tests. We take care of its entire organi-sation and execution.
Commissioning testing can be performed at the shipyard in conjunction with the commissioning of the BWMS. In case the System Design Limitations of the BWMS cannot be met at the yard the test can be performed after the vessel has left the shipyard if a short-term international BWM certificate is issued.
We perform official commissioning tests according to BWM.2/Circ. 70 applying indicative methods.
In case of non-compliance with the required IMO D-2 discharge standard, detailed analyses are performed. We collect more information on the performance of the BWMS and take a closer look at the installation. Necessary investigations to find the cause of non-compliance are carried out and facilitate the implementation of the necessary corrective actions.