Ballast Water Treatment Technology Installation Checklist
How/where will systems be installed (i.e., dry dock, in water, during a voyage)?
How long will installation take?
What are the dimensions (in particular the footprint) of the required equipment?
Are there any restrictions on where the required equipment should be placed?
Are there any restrictions on the location of different parts of the equipment and their
location relative to other parts of the installation?
Are any alterations to existing ship equipment required beyond installation of the treatment
system, i.e., to plumbing or electrical systems?
Is the system scalable to allow for different flow rates and different vessel configurations?
What lead times should be expected for receipt of the system?
What kinds of man-hours, material, and equipment are estimated for installation?
Are there any physical or environmental conditions that might limit or reduce the
effectiveness of the treatment (e.g., turbidity/sediments, temperature, vessel service)?
If chemicals are used, what is the anticipated amount of chemicals required per 1000m
ballast treated. What, if any, storage requirements and cargo-segregation of the active
ingredient is needed to allow for safe operation of the vessel?
What types of spares would be required to be maintained onboard for 180 days of continuous
operation of the vessel?
Are there any shoreside storage requirements, i.e., for chemicals or filter replacements, at
each load port?
Who provides spare parts and shore-based equipment repairs, and how extensive is their local
Who provides on-site service support and telephone support for maintenance and onboard
repairs of the units? How extensive is their technical service network?
Are there special crew or vessel safety requirements when operating the equipment or
handling associated materials?
Are there special environmental safety requirements relating to the equipment or supporting
materials? (i.e., active ingredient getting wet, humidity, etc.)?
Do storage, use and handling of active ingredients require special training?
What method/s will be used to monitor performance and report about compliance?
Does any similar equipment onboard have common spares and operating procedures?
What salinity water is expected during the service life of the vessel?
Does the equipment contain proprietary equipment or closed-source system architecture or
does the system use an open source platform?
What is the expected service life of the vessel?
What are the operational requirements restricting ballast exchange or retention of all ballast
What penalties may be expected due to non-compliance with the regulations?
How much training is required for crewmembers to successfully operate, maintain and
conduct routine repairs to the system?