Ballast Water Test Kit 2
Easy to use and reliably accurate, the kit enables user companies to remain compliant with current and future legislation and guidelines.
As everyone in the industry knows, ballast water exchange is an important process, but it’s one which involves several complex processes. There are guidelines which need to be followed in order to ensure the water is as safe and hygienic as it can possibly be. The presence of any harmful bacteria, viruses and invasive species on a ship can have catastrophic effects, so our highly developed ballast water test kits are vital. Easy to use and reliably accurate, the kit enables user companies to remain compliant with current and future legislation and guidelines. Exchanging ballast water in a timely, efficient and safe manner is an important aspect of modern marine life, but it should always be monitored effectively. With CMT on your side, you can be sure that your vessels and offshore installations are operating properly. A successful inspection will valid a 5 year certificate for the system. For a renewal or random inspections the ballast water system should be in line with the IMO Ballast Water Convention (2004).
The IMO Ballast Water Convention (2004) specifies three different standards:
1) The Ballast Water Exchange Standard specifies the exchange of ballast water at sea. Ships performing ballast-water exchange shall do so with an efficiency of 95% volumetric exchange of ballast water. The exchange procedure shall be carried out in an ‘open ocean condition’ at least 200 nautical miles from the nearest land and in waters at least 200 meters in depth. This can be monitored with each of the CMT Ballast Water Test Kit.
2) The Ballast Water Performance Standard cares about the performance of the system and specifies the maximum number of viable organism in the ballast water. 50 µm or above – less than 10 living organisms per cubic metre (1000 litres). 10 µm – 50 µm – less than 10 living organisms per millilitre.
3) The Ballast Water Health Standard defines limits for indicators which could cause health problems. It specifies the maximum number of Cholerae, E. coli and Enterococci bacteria as well as the total viable count of any bacteria in the ballast water. Total Bacteria less than 1000 CFU/100 ml E. coli less than 250 CFU/100 ml Enterococci less than 100 CFU/100 ml Vibrio Cholera (O1 & O139) Zero/100 ml
Ships are required to have an Ballast Water Management Plan and a Ballast Water Record Book. The Ballast Water Record Book is essential to prove compliance with the three Ballast Water Standards.
Ballast Water Test Kit II
additionally to WTK-CT-80033:
Salinity Refractometer (salt in seawater)
Zooplankton Filter Test (50) (10 µm)
Zooplankton Filter Test (50) (50 µm)
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Typical properties may vary slightly.