Chelsea Technologies has been shortlisted in the prestigious Lloyd’s List Europe Awards in the category of “Excellence in Environmental Management”. This award recognises the institutions, companies or individuals that have achieved the most in regards to reducing marine environment pollution from maritime sources.
Chelsea has been shortlisted on the strength of their solutions for scrubber wash water monitoring and ballast water discharge monitoring. These solutions have set a new gold standard for environmental monitoring; not only facilitating industry compliance, but scientific accuracy and environmental safeguarding, while future-proofing the industry through equipping it to handle further protective measures.
Chelsea’s solutions in maritime are instrumental in helping ship owners and operators monitor their operations to comply with two major pieces of environmental legislation – the Ballast Water Management Convention and the 2020 Sulphur Cap.
In the field of ballast water testing, Chelsea’s ‘FastBallast’ ballast water compliance monitor has consistently demonstrated accurate measurement to confirm if treated ballast water meets the criteria for both IMO D2 and USCG standards. It obtains such high levels of accuracy through detecting phytoplankton at the legislative limit of 10 viable organisms per millilitre, even in flowing water, and providing a pass/fail result in under ten minutes; FastBallast enables ship owners to acquire a standard superior to laboratory analysis.
Meanwhile, Chelsea Technologies’ Sea Sentry is a fully autonomous exhaust gas scrubber wash water monitoring system, which tests and provides a regulatory analysis of the water inlet and outlet of wet exhaust gas scrubber systems. Compatible with open loop, closed loop and hybrid systems, Sea Sentry performs a full regulatory analysis as required by the IMO: PAH, pH, Turbidity and Temperature, determining whether or not wash water is within regulatory limits. An indication of its quality, accuracy and influence, Sea Sentry was this year awarded type approval from DNV-GL, with certification of its measurement protocols from both DNV.GL and Class NK.
“You can’t manage what you can’t measure” – and by allowing owners to easily and closely monitor their impact on the environment, Chelsea provides an invaluable tool in the management of pollution and clean, compliant operations. We look forward to finding out the final result on December 10!
Media Contact: Ellen Keegan, Communications Manager