CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Hyde Marine has received final type approval for the Hyde Guardian ballast water management system. The Type Approval Certificate was issued by Lloyd's Register on behalf of the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency to confirm compliance with guidelines contained in IMO resolution MEPC.174(58). This approval covers the complete range of Hyde Guardian systems with capacities from 60 m3/hr to 6000 m3/hr, allowing Hyde to satisfy the requirements of all vessel types and sizes, the company says.
The Hyde Guardian treatment process combines automatic back-flushing disk filtration during ballasting and medium pressure UV disinfection during both ballasting and deballasting to inactivate marine organisms. No chemicals or active substances are used or produced in the treatment process or for maintenance of the system.