What is D2 Commissioning Testing and why do you need it?

What is D-2 Commissioning Testing of BWTS?

Commissioning Testing validates the installation of the BWTS by demonstrating that its mechanical, physical, chemical and biological processes are working correctly – as per the design specifications or so called Type Approval. If your ship(s) uses a Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) you must comply with international regulations for ballast water management, including conducting a Commissioning Test on your newly installed BWTS. Ship owners have to order the Commissioning Test using an independent service provider, other than the BTWS manufacturer. Preparation is fundamental for successful and timely completion of the test, both from the shipowner as well as from the service provider. You can book your D-2 Commissioning Test now to keep your fleet compliant and be able to present all documents to Port State Authorities.

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Why you need D2 Commissioning Testing?

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted The Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM Convention). The IMO BWM Convention requires vessels to eventually comply with D-2 Standard. In order to comply with the D-2 standard, installation of a BWTS is needed. Prior to using a newly installed BWTS on board of a vessel, it must be Commissioning Tested in line with BWM.2/Circ.70 (and its revision 1), as of June 1st 2022. A successful Commissioning Test and Report is one of the requirements to obtain the International Ballast Water Management Certificate.

Still have questions whether or not D-2 Commissioning Testing is required for your vessel? Call us +31(0)102823723 and let us help you find out.

How to get D2 Commissioning Testing now

That’s simple: you can get your D2 Commissioning test now by simple sending us an e-mail or calling our main office in the Netherlands. In most cases, we have our trained and qualified inspectors on board of your good vessel one of the main shipping seaports around the globe. Even when you’re in a hurry, we can help you.

Contact us now: info@vesselperformancecentre.com to get your D2 Commissioning Test now!

VPC, trusted all over the world

Vessel Performance Centre’s is part of the 100-year-old Royal Peterson and Control Union group of companies, founded in the Netherlands. Historically our group is known in the industry for continuously finding innovative and cost-effective solutions for our clients’ concerns. Commissioning tests builds on our group’s extensive work as USCG-Recognized Independent Laboratory for Type-Approvals of BWTS and world-class expertise within our team of sea water-experts. We have secured our “Approved subcontractor”-status from all leading Class societies like ABS, DNV-GL, and Lloyds Register. Using our own certified in-house inspectors and network of laboratories throughout Control Union’s global network, our Commissioning Testing Services are designed to provide maximum flexibility for the timing of this test, and at that same time ensure a 95% success rate. Unmatched in the industry.

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