The Hyde GUARDIAN Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS), made by
Calgon Carbon Corporation 's ( CCC ) fully-owned
subsidiary Hyde Marine, became the first BWTS to get Alternate
Management System (AMS) approval from the United States Coast Guard
The AMS approval is the initial step toward achieving the full
USCG type approval. This approval also acts as an interim measure
that allows a BWTS to be used on a vessel for five years after the
vessel matches USCG Ballast Water Discharge Standards.
The time period of five years is sufficient time for the BWTS
manufacturers to obtain U.S. type approval and the ship operator's
compliance with U.S. ballast water regulations.
Provisions are made such that vessels operating in U.S waters with
ballast capacities between 1500 m³ per hour and 5000 m³ per hour
need to meet the USCG Ballast Water Discharge Standards by the time
of their first major dry docking scheduled after Jan 1, 2014.
A BWTS must have been approved by a foreign administration in
accordance with the International Convention for the Control and
Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments prior to receiving
the AMS approval from the Coast Guard.
Hyde Marine has been in the maritime business for more than 100
years, pioneering development of ballast water treatment
technologies and emerging as a leader in the U.S. manufacturer and
Hyde GUARDIAN BWTS was initially launched in 1998, and then it
emerged as an industry leader presenting mechanical separation with
stacked-disc filtration followed by UV disinfection. More than 240
Hyde GUARDIAN units have been sold to date for installation in
various ship types and sizes around the world.
Calgon Carbon currently retains a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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