This all in one portable water testing solution makes compliance with complex sewage discharge legislation easy
The Sewage Effluent Test Kit is designed to provide you with simple test methods which are guaranteed to be the most economical you will find or your money back.
The kit requires no formal training and is the only all in one solution to guarantee complete compliance with the MLC 2006 & MARPOL ANNEX IV onboard water testing legislation.
Our spares service means you only buy the full kit once and then replace what you use. This means you'll reduce waste whilst reducing costs.
All applicable vessels will need to maintain the system in line with the effluent standards or risk detention. The Martek Marine Effluent Test Kit provides simple tests for Permanganate Value, Ph, Suspended Solids, Probable BOD, COD & TOC. The Kit provides all the necessary tests to guarantee compliance for all commercial vessels.
Crews who carry out regular testing will be able to take corrective action which will keep efficiency high whilst keeping downtime to a minimum and reducing costs.
Sewage testing legislation was introduced as the discharge of raw sewage can create a health hazard, cause damage to the marine environment, while in coastal areas sewage can lead to oxygen depletion and obvious visual pollution.
MARPOL Annex IV, (resolution MEPC.115(51)), entered into force on 27th September 2008. It applies to ships on international voyages which are either 400gt and greater or less than 400gt when certified to carry more than 15 persons, which includes passengers and crew.
Marine pollution has always been in the spotlight but now, even more attention is being paid to the impact of sewage on the environment. Strict regulations and an increasing focus on compliance is having a big effect on shipping.
A recent bulletin issued by UK P&I Club has highlighted the issue. It reveals that detentions due to sewage are on the rise at an alarming rate.
The bulletin concerns recent data released by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) which shows the extent of the problem. So far in 2019, the most common reason for the detention of their vessels was sewage-related.
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