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1 NSF International Webinar Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) Evaluation for U.S. Coast Guard Certification

2 NSF International NSF International is a global independent public health and safety organization. Our mission and focus has always been protecting and improving human health and the environment!

3 office + laboratory office only partner current service areas NSF International

4 NSF Organization Sustainability & Wastewater Water Food Safety & Consumer Products Health Sciences ISR

5 Webinar Outline Regulatory Situation/ IL Responsibilities Application Process Overall Test Procedures –Shipboard Testing –Land Based Testing –Component Testing Document Review Materials Design & Construction Review Coast Guard Submittal Coast Guard Review Process

6 Regulatory Guidance and Responsibilities Regulatory actions –Ballast Water Discharge Standard (BWDS) in effect June 21, 2012 –BWDS included procedures and requirements for approval of complete vessel installed BWMS – contained in 46 CFR CFR –BWMS approval procedures –Requirements for BWMS application to USCG –Design/construction and documentation requirements –Testing requirements – Land-based, Shipboard, Components –Test report requirements –IL requirements

7 IL Requirements per 46 CFR Complete readiness evaluation –Meets definition of BWMS –Meet design/construction requirements for shipboard installation –Meet safety and environmental requirements Prepare written test plan Ensure BWMS is set up for Land-based and Shipboard testing per manufacturer instructions Require manufacturer to sign written statement that BWMS was set up/installed properly Assure testing is completed per test plan Prepare and submit Test Report to USCG

8 NSF International Independent Laboratory (IL) for USCG Type Approval of BWMS NSF International –Manufacturer point of contact –Lead organization – responsible to USCG –QA and testing oversight –Document review –Test Report for submittal to USCG Great Ships Initiative (GSI) and Maritime Environmental Resource Center (MERC) –Land-based and shipboard testing –Report submitted to NSF Retlif Testing Laboratories –Component testing –Report submitted to NSF

9 Process Overview Review for Completeness Existing DataFresh Start Identify Test Sites – NSF, Sub-laboratories Develop Test Plan Complete Testing – Land-based, Shipboard, Components Sub-laboratories Prepare Testing Report Submit Complete Application to USCG Vendor Application Received USCG Review of Test Plan Manufacturer/IL information exchange during testing

10 Process Overview Review for Completeness Existing DataFresh Start Identify Test Sites – NSF, Sub-laboratories Develop Test Plan Complete Testing – Land-based, Shipboard, Components Sub-laboratories Prepare Testing Report Submit Complete Application to USCG Vendor Application Received USCG Review of Test Plan Manufacturer/IL information exchange during testing

11 NSF IL Application Submittal NSF application content –Application form –Application content Submittal to NSF –Application fee to cover completeness review –Application submitted electronically in pdf format Project contracting –Vendor contracts with NSF for services –Contract sub-tasks for staged services (existing data review; land-based testing; shipboard testing; component testing; report preparation and submittal) –NSF issues sub-contracts to sub-laboratories for testing

12 Process Overview Review for Completeness Existing DataFresh Start Identify Test Sites – NSF, Sub-laboratories Develop Test Plan Complete Testing – Land-based, Shipboard, Components Sub-laboratories Prepare Testing Report Submit Complete Application to USCG Vendor Application Received USCG Review of Test Plan Manufacturer/IL information exchange during testing

13 Document Review Evaluation against list of requested documents –BWMS drawings/plans/list of materials of construction –Operation, Maintenance and Safety Manual –Documentation for active substances Provide comments to manufacturer Application package shared with sub-laboratories –Identify objectives of manufacturer –Initiate planning for testing

14 Document Review (continued) Existing data submitted in lieu of testing –Data generated during IMO approval testing for another administration –Review information for compliance with testing requirements in 46 CFR –Prepare report to USCG with summary of review and recommendations for testing –Findings implemented in test plan New start – full testing –Immediately enter into testing process Complete readiness evaluation to determine BWMS acceptability for testing

15 Process Overview Review for Completeness Existing DataFresh Start Identify Test Sites – NSF, Sub-laboratories Develop Test Plan Complete Testing – Land-based, Shipboard, Components Sub-laboratories Prepare Testing Report Submit Complete Application to USCG Vendor Application Received USCG Review of Test Plan Manufacturer/IL information exchange during testing

16 Testing Preparations Determination of testing needs –Locations for Land-based testing (salinities) –Shipboard testing arrangements –Component testing Sub-contracts issued to sub-laboratories for testing Prepare test plan –Requirements per –Developed between NSF and sub-laboratory –Submit to USCG for agreement prior to start of testing Manufacturer submits Letter of Intent (LOI) per Shipboard testing – ship owner must enter STEP program before discharging water to US waters; work with IL

17 Process Overview Review for Completeness Existing DataFresh Start Identify Test Sites – NSF, Sub-laboratories Develop Test Plan Complete Testing – Land-based, Shipboard, Components Sub-laboratories Prepare Testing Report Submit Complete Application to USCG Vendor Application Received USCG Review of Test Plan Manufacturer/IL information exchange during testing

18 IL Testing Arrangements NSF remains manufacturer point of contact during testing –Control confusion between all parties –Some interaction between manufacturer and sub-laboratories will be necessary Decision making likely to include NSF, sub-laboratories and manufacturer Testing under IL is for USCG certification (R&D testing available only through direct contact with sub- laboratories) Ability to re-start testing in context of operational issues subject to negotiation and agreement at outset

19 BWMS Testing Order of testing not specified in 46 CFR –No specific order for testing –Testing in sequence or parallel Risks associated with order of testing –Issues arising during testing –Cost and timing

20 Component Testing Scott Poggi, General Manager, Retlif Testing Laboratories Retlif is based in New York state, providing testing services since 1978 Approved for testing by the US Coast Guard

21 Testing requirements for Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) Components All electrical and electric components (alarms, controls and monitoring devices) of the BWMS must be subjected to the environmental tests in their standard production configuration. The installed location of the device will determine what environmental testing will need to be performed on the components.

22 Testing requirements for Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) Components The test methods that may be performed are: Vibration High and Low Temperature/Humidity Testing IEC (IP56) Protection Against Solid and Foreign Objects IEC (IP56) Protection Against Water Voltage Variation Inclination

23 Vibration Testing All potential components are instrumented with accelerometers to record any resonances A sweep is performed between the frequencies of 2Hz to an amplitude of +/- 1mm displacement and from 13.2Hz to an amplitude of 0.7g The sweep rate will be 1 octave per minute which is industry standard for resonance sweeps Another industry standard is the determination of a resonance; Typically it is a ratio of 2 to the input Once the resonant frequencies are determined the components will be dwelled for 4 hours at each frequency

24 Vibration Testing If no resonances are found, than the component(s) will be vibrated at 30Hz and an amplitude of 0.7g for 4 hours The vibration will need to be performed in 3 axes: Vertical, Horizontal and Transverse It is very important that if you, the client, are providing the mounting fixtures: That they are as structurally sound as possible, to limit fixture resonances and potentially impact the overall test

25 Vibration Testing

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27 High and Low Temperature / Humidity Testing Need to determine if the components will be in Open Deck or in Environmentally Controlled areas The Temperature for Open Deck areas are -25°C and 55°C The Temperature for Environmentally Controlled areas are 0°C and 55°C Each temperature condition is held for 2 hours and must function normally during these conditions

28 High and Low Temperature / Humidity Testing

29 IEC (IP56) Protection Against Solid and Foreign Objects For components in exposed areas on open deck IP 5X Dust Test Test media (Talcum Powder) 20 kg per cubic meter of test chamber volume Air flow sufficient to maintain the talcum powder in suspension within the test chamber

30 IEC (IP56) Protection Against Solid and Foreign Objects

31 IEC (IP56) Protection Against Water IP X6 Water Jet Hose Nozzle 12.5mm Nozzle 100 l/min +/- 5% Spray to be applied for 1 min/m² for a minimum of 3 minutes Distance from the test sample would be 2.5m to 3m

32 Voltage Variation The intent of the test is to verify the proper operation under fluctuating voltage a frequency conditions The components must function without anomalies at a ±10% voltage variation and a ±5% frequency variation The components must recover functionality within 3 seconds after a ±20 voltage and ±10% frequency transient

33 Inclination Static and Dynamic Maximum mounting surface is 6’ X 6’ Maximum weight 3000 lbs The inclination table has the ability to simultaneously incline dynamically up to 30° on both pitch and roll The CFR only requires 22.5° rolling with simultaneous 7.5° pitch Test times will be long enough to determine proper operation

34 Land-based and Shipboard Testing Great Ships Initiative (GSI) – Allegra Cangelosi Maritime Environmental Resource Center (MERC) – Mario Tamburri

35 NSF IL Land-based and Shipboard Testing Flow Chart Land-based Salinity 2 Land-based Salinity 3 Land-based Salinity 1 Installation and Commissioning O&M Testing 5 Consecutive BE Test Trials Installation and Commissioning O&M Testing 5 Consecutive BE Test Trials Installation and Commissioning O&M Testing 5 Consecutive BE Test Trials ShipboardShipboard Installation and Commissioning 5 Consecutive BE Test Trials SequenceSequence Simultaneous or Sequence O&M Monitoring

36 What are NSF Efficacy Testing Services? Land Based Testing (Up to Three Salinities, m³/h) –Operation and maintenance testing –Biological efficacy testing –Whole effluent toxicity (WET) testing Shipboard Testing (Across Required Conditions) –Operation and maintenance monitoring –Biological efficacy testing –Whole effluent toxicity testing

37 Who Conducts NSF Efficacy Testing? GSI –Testing BWMS at the Bench, Land and Ship Scales Since 1998 –Northeast-Midwest Institute (Lead), University of Wisconsin, University of Minnesota, AMI Engineers MERC –Testing BWMS at the Bench, Land and Ship Scales Since 2002 –Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (Lead), Smithsonian (SERC), U of Maryland CP and WREC, Old Dominion U, McLean Contracting Co.

38 What are NSF Land-Based Efficacy Testing Operational Options? Fully Validated and Automated Test Facilities Flow Rate: m³/hour (Vendor Option) Flow Velocity: 2.9 m/sec (9.6 ft/sec) Hold Time: Day (Vendor Option) Accept all BWMS Processes, One or Two Pass Source Water: Challenging Natural Harbor Water and Organism Assemblages Flow and Pressure Controls Capacity to Amend Intake Water as Needed Continuous Data Logging

39 MERC Land-Based Facility Port of Baltimore Port of Norfolk

40 GSI Land-Based Facility Port of Duluth-Superior, Salinity < 1 ppt X

41 NSF Shipboard Efficacy Testing

42 NSF Ship Board Testing Vessel and Route Options

43 Process Overview Review for Completeness Existing DataFresh Start Identify Test Sites – NSF, Sub-laboratories Develop Test Plan Complete Testing – Land-based, Shipboard, Components Sub-laboratories Prepare Testing Report Submit Complete Application to USCG Vendor Application Received USCG Review of Test Plan Manufacturer/IL information exchange during testing

44 Final Report Preparation Each sub-laboratory prepares complete test report NSF completes technical and QA review of data and report NSF compiles data from all testing and document evaluation NSF prepares Test Report for submittal to USCG

45 Process Overview Review for Completeness Existing DataFresh Start Identify Test Sites – NSF, Sub-laboratories Develop Test Plan Complete Testing – Land-based, Shipboard, Components Sub-laboratories Prepare Testing Report Submit Complete Application to USCG Vendor Application Received USCG Review of Test Plan Manufacturer/IL information exchange during testing

46 Manufacturer Application to USCG Manufacturer submits application to USCG –Must be a complete application, including all information included in , Items (1) through (8) –IL submits completed Test Report directly to USCG at time of manufacturer application submittal –Incomplete application returned by USCG USCG reviews application and report –Review completed in approximately 30 to 60 days –Approve, disapprove or return to manufacturer for revision –If approved, certification number issued and certificate sent to applicant (will list conditions of approval where applicable)

47 Questions?

48 For more information, contact: Tom Stevens, NSF International


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