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Marine Sewage Effluent Test Kit
Discharge of raw sewage into the ocean is often a health hazard and in coastal areas sewage can also lead to oxygen depletion and an obvious visual pollution.
MARPOL Annex IV, as adopted in resolution MEPC.115(51), which entered into force on 27th September 2008, applies to ships on international voyages which are:
1. 400gt and greater; or
2. Less than 400gt when certified to carry more than 15 persons, which includes passengers and crew
The effluent standards and performance tests, as adopted in resolution MEPC.159(55), which entered into force on 1st January 2010, applies to ships having a sewage effluent plant installed or delivered and ships with a keel laid date on or after 1st January 2010.
Ships with a keel laid date and ships with an existing sewage effluent plant before the 1st January 2010, will require the plant certified to either the 1976 standards contained in MEPC.2(IV) or an applicable national specification.
For vessels visiting countries that have ratified to MARPOL Annex IV, these vessels will need to demonstrate compliance with the regulations, with the relevant certification (ISPPC).
ISPCC (International Sewage Pollution Prevention Certificate) are issued upon successful inspection and are valid for 5 years.
Non-compliance or failed inspections can result in vessel detention
For renewal and random inspections, maintaining the system operating requirements in line with the effluent standards will be required.
The Aquamarine Marine Sewage Effluent Test Kit provides easy and accurate testing for:
- Permanganate\ COD & BOD
- Chlorine (Free)
- Ecoli & Coliform Bacteria
- Turbidity /TDS
- Incubator supplied separately as required (not included in price
Regular testing will allow rapid corrective action to take place if required, helping to maintain optimum operating conditions, minimum down-time and reducing costs. It will ensure compliance with MARPOL Annex IV.