Ballast Water Management Systems - testing and assessment for type approval


DHI is the leading independent test organization providing type approval testing of ballast water management systems in accordance with the U.S. Coast Guard regulation and the IMO G8 guidelines.

Our test facilities in Denmark and Singapore offer high flexibility and short time from contract to initiation of testing. The two facilities provide excellent opportunities to perform type approval tests in the time zone or climate preferred by the manufacturer. We meet your needs and are always available.

We offer developers and manufacturers of ballast water management systems a one-stop shopping concept including:

  • Pilot testing of ballast water management systems or components
  • Type approval testing at land-based test facilities
  • Operation and maintenance testing
  • Shipboard test
  • Whole effluent toxicity tests
  • Human and environmental risk assessments
  • Consultancy assistance related to basic and final approval applications
  • Performance testing of filters and other components
  • Scale-up modelling using computational fluid dynamics
  • Sampling and analyses for vessels requiring Vessel General Permit

For more information, please contact:

DHI Denmark
Torben Madsen: tma@dhigroup.com
Gitte I. Petersen: gip@dhigroup.com

DHI Singapore
Guillaume Drillet: gdr@dhigroup.com

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