Installation and installation survey description
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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Marine Environment Protection Committee - Resolution MEPC.140(54) – Guidelines for Approval and Oversight of Prototype Ballast Water Treatment Technology Programmes (G10) – (Adopted on 24 March 2006) - Annex – Guidelines for Approval and Oversight of Prototype Ballast Water Treatment Technology Programmes (G10) - 3 Programme Application Requirements - Installation and installation survey description

Installation and installation survey description

  3.14 The Programme Application should fully describe the manner in which the equipment should be integrated into the ship and should provide the following for the onboard installation:

  • .1 process flow diagram of the prototype ballast water treatment technology;

  • .2 “equipment arrangement” drawings of the proposed prototype ballast water treatment installation. These should show scaled lay-outs of the spaces and important mechanical and structural features such as major propulsion and electrical components, bulkheads and pillars, and doors and other means of access/egress;

  • .3 “piping arrangement” drawing of the prototype ballast water treatment system installation, including ballast and cross-connected piping systems, sample piping, and the operational outlets for treated effluent and any waste streams;

  • .4 information relating to onboard safety matters;

  • .5 an assessment of the potential effects upon other shipboard systems and the ship’s structure, highlighting those aspects of the design and operation of the system, and its integration into the ship, to be put in place to prevent any compromises to crew and ship safety;

  • .6 assurance of adequate safety interlocks and failsafe measures to ensure subdivision boundaries, structural integrity, and vessel stability are not compromised;

  • .7 assurance that new piping and flows should not result in unsafe ballasting or deballasting situations, e.g., overpressure;

  • .8 assurance that escape arrangements in manned spaces are not compromised;

  • .9 arrangements for maintaining the integrity any boundary between safe and hazardous spaces;

  • .10 attention to restrictions related to the use of electrical equipment in hazardous areas; and

  • .11 a provision for safe storage and use of Active Substances.

  3.15 The installation survey description should contain a listing of those items which should be validated at the survey and these include, as a minimum, the following:

  • .1 updated, as-installed diagrammatic drawings of any additional pumping and piping arrangements, identifying the operational outlets for treated effluent and any waste streams. Special consideration may have to be given to installations on ships that have unusual pumping and piping arrangements, as well as restrictions related to the use of electrical equipment in hazardous areas;

  • .2 equipment manuals, supplied by manufacturers, which should contain details of the major components of the treatment system;

  • .3 operations and technical manual for the complete installed prototype ballast water treatment. This manual should cover the arrangements and operation of the system as a whole and should specifically describe the parts of the system which may not be covered by the manufacturer’s equipment manuals. The operations section of the manual should include normal operational procedures and procedures for the discharge of untreated water in the event of malfunction of the equipment. The technical section of the manual should include adequate information (description and diagrammatic drawings of the pumping and piping arrangements, of the monitoring system and electrical/electronic wiring diagrams) to enable fault finding and should include instructions for keeping a maintenance record;

  • .4 the installation should comply with manufacturer’s specific installation criteria. A technical installation specification defining, inter alia, the location and mounting of components, arrangements for maintaining the integrity of any boundary between safe and hazardous spaces, and the arrangement of the sample piping;

  • .5 the Ballast Water Management Plan; and

  • .6 any other conditions required by the Administration.

  3.16 The Programme Application should provide a recommended test and survey procedure. This procedure should specify all the checks to be carried out in a functional test and should provide guidance for the surveyor when carrying out the on-board survey of the treatment system. This procedure may be amended as necessary prior to the survey and with the concurrence of the Administration.


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