Annex Guidance Note for the Harmonized Implementation of the Guidelines for Approval of Ballast Water Management Systems (G8) Adopted by Resolution MEPC.125(53)
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Annex Guidance Note for the Harmonized Implementation of the Guidelines for Approval of Ballast Water Management Systems (G8) Adopted by Resolution MEPC.125(53)

  1 Part 2 of the annex to Guidelines for approval of Ballast Water Management Systems (G8) provides the test and performance specifications required for the approval of such systems.

  2 The tests carried out in compliance with the above requirements for a specified Treatment Rated Capacity (TRC) should be considered valid for type approval of a Ballast Water Management System with a higher TRC that consists of multiple units of that approved Ballast Water Management System, provided the ultimate functioning and effectiveness of the system on board a ship of the type and size for which the equipment will be certified will not be adversely affected.

  3 The manufacturer shall give evidence by using mathematical modelling and/or calculations or by full scale shipboard testing that the system and its performance regarding D-2 standard will not be adversely affected and that only the pipe work and flow partitioning are concerned.


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