USCG Type Approval Application for Additional Types of ERMA FIRST BWTS FIT Model

Obtaining the USCG Type Approval in October 2017 made ERMA FIRST the first full flow electrolysis BWTS vendor worldwide to have achieved such an important milestone.

In the sense of providing the customers of ERMA FIRST more options and backing up all the existing clients that have already been using the ERMA FIRST BWTS FIT with FILTREX filter, ERMA FIRST has submitted its application to USCG for this option on the 13th of March 2018.

Current USCG Certificate will be amended with the series of FILTREX filters (Alternate filter under the USCG Regime) and all models of ERMA FIRST BWTS FIT will have both options of Filters as per current IMO Type Approval.

Status of the Certificate and the amended one  will be presented in the official USCG website; follow Approved BWMS and Status of Applications Section.

As with the primary filter, the results were successful and in compliance with USCG requirements. ERMA FIRST has been constantly showing its commitment to the delivery of innovative and high performance equipment.

ERMA FIRST FIT BWTS, being type approved by IMO and several classes, has remained without any changes or modifications throughout the USCG type approval process. Mr. Konstantinos Stampedakis Managing Director of ERMA FIRST stated, “It has been a long and demanding journey towards the USCG Type Approval and having submitted the application amongst the first, proves our ability to deliver a high quality and well-designed BWTS but also justifies the efforts and methodical work of our team of experts towards this objective”.

Tested in three water salinities, ERMA FIRST BWTS offers a reliable, simple and effective solution for all types and sizes of vessels. The smooth testing process proves that the system has been carefully designed, developed and engineered so as to undergo the most rigorous testing and ensure reliable operation in challenging natural water conditions.

Mr. Stampedakis also commented, “Our extensive knowledge and experience enables ERMA FIRST to provide with a superior BWTS that fully meets our customers’ needs. This reflects on our testing results that meet and even exceed the USCG criteria”.

ERMA FIRST BWTS FIT is flexible, modular and project-specific suitable for all special installation requirements in both new builds as well as retrofit projects. ERMA FIRST’s design simplicity and expertise on delivering challenging projects, has been well acknowledged by many ship-owners and operators worldwide, who have already trusted the company with their BWTS installations.

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