The first in the world, to offer a full range of services to test ballast water treatment systems to meet IMO specifications:
PILOT / LABORATORY TESTING
Small scale, pilot scale and laboratory testing for system evaluation and development, basic approval, applications and verification of performance prior to full-scale testing
Pilot or laboratory scale testing carried out according to clients needs and requirements
FULL SCALE TESTING
Full scale land-based testing of treatment technologies in accordance with IMO guidelines (G8/G9)
Full scale land testing can be carried out in the course of a period of 2-3 months. Processing and reporting are completed within the following 1-2 months
Shipboard testing of treatment technologies in accordance with IMO guidelines
Shipboard test design by mutual agreement. Typically BTN is consulted at an early stage to advise on important logistical and technical issues that are essential for easy and successfull shipboard testing
We have a strong team to ensure success
The testing of treatment technologies for ballast water is conducted by a highly qualified staff
We have 5 years of experience with R&D and procedures for testing treatment technologies for ballast water, and are world leaders in having completed full scale land based testing for 11 different vendors and shipboard testing for 5 vendor.
We have experience in running all required tests as proven by the PureBallast certification. We have Comprehensive Quality Management Plan (QMP) and Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) conforming to IMO requirements.
We work in a close cooperation with certification agencies and regulators, have all the necessary facilities and equipment in order to conduct all required tests (infrastructure, certified chemical laboratories, biological analysis, and ecotoxicological analysis).
Laboratory facilities in Oslo and test facility at Solbergstrand include: