Presentation on theme: "1 BALLAST WATER STANDARDIZATION COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVES December 9, 2009 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION – MARITIME ADMINISTRATION OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENT."— Presentation transcript:
1 BALLAST WATER STANDARDIZATION COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVES December 9, 2009 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION – MARITIME ADMINISTRATION OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENT Secretariat ISO TC8/SC2 – Marine environment protection Dr. Carolyn E. Junemann
2 U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration Office of Environment Government makes the rules. We assist industry in complying with them.
Two Perspectives Related to Collaboration: Developing US-based facilities for testing performance of ballast water treatment technologies (complying with a standard) Developing a standard for sampling treated ballast water aboard ships (creating a standard) 3
Bottom Line: Collaborating with non-profits and academia to develop infrastructure needed for certifying ballast water treatment systems Facilitating collaboration between facility operators/scientists Must have US-based infrastructure to support certification of technologies for use in US waters Yes, we are also in discussions with the USCG regarding facility requirements 8
9 BALLAST WATER STANDARDIZATION EFFORTS International Organization for Standardization MARAD/ISO - Two Organizations - One Mission Facilitate Industry Compliance with Government Rule Making GOVERNMENT MARITIME INDUSTRY MARITIME ADMINISTRATION ISO TC8/SC3 & SC2
10 Collaborate Closely with International and Domestic Standards Bodies, NGOs and Regulatory Organizations (In and Out of Government) Chair ISO TC8/SC3 Secretariat ISO TC8/SC2 Member of ISO TC8 Advisory Group Official ISO Observer and POC to IMO-DE (Design and Equipment) ISO Involvement
11 ISO TC8 (Ships & Marine Technology) SC3 (Piping & Machinery) SC2 (Marine Environment Protection) IMO tells people what to do. ISO tells them how to do it.
12 BW Standard The Guidelines for Ballast Water Sampling (G2) were adopted by the IMO on 10 October 2008 ISO Technical Committee 8/ Subcommittee 3 has begun the development of a standard that will assist in the implementation of the Guidelines NOT AS EASY AS IT APPEARS Can ANSI members assist in the process?
13 IMO Guidelines Recommend: Samples should be taken from the discharge line as near the point of discharge as practicable Proper sampling protocols are required to obtain representative samples Proper handling and analyses are essential Where we are headed
14 Initial Standard : Discharge Sampling Procedures Evolved to: Part 1: Discharge sampling port (or facilities) (SC3) Part 2: Processing of ballast water samples (SC2) Part 3: Analyses of ballast water samples to determine numbers of living organisms (SC2) Thus, a 3-part standard
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Issues related to the sampling port Must be galvanically compatible material Dimensions of the bent pipe or pitot tube How can we change flow at the sample port How will large volumes of treated water be processed (concentrated) and how will the waste water be handled? Is the sampling tube permanent or semi- permanent? –If semi, who is responsible for it? 16
Issues related to the sampling port – cont Volume to be sampled? Proportional versus fixed volume? Periodic or sampling throughout the process? Tube configuration: C versus L? Should tube be in center of the pipe as suggested by diagram? There are 2 schools of thought on this. Location of tube with respect to pipe bends? Sufficient space in engine room for extracting samples? 17
Conclusion The standards making process continues and your help is needed. By collaborating, we will have a standard that can be used by the marine industry. If you would like to become involved as a technical expert in this subject, please contact Mr. Hime. 18