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The availability and quality of spare parts are critical in maintaining and servicing a ballast water treatment system (BWTS). The majority of BWTS spare parts are highly specific and can only be obtained from the original manufacturer from which the type approval was assigned. This is because the type approval certificate (TAC) for a ballast water management system (BWMS) indicates the specific dates between which a system must be manufactured and only equipment manufactured within those dates will remain compliant for the lifetime of the system, assuming it is operated and maintained in accordance with the listed Operation, Maintenance and Safety Manual (OMSM).
According to US Coast Guard regulations, the TAC expiration date indicates the dates between which a BWMS must be manufactured. A type-approved BWMS, which is manufactured within the TAC applicability dates, remains in compliance for the lifetime of the system, assuming it is operated and maintained in accordance with the listed OMSM. The TAC to which the BWMS was manufactured and approved should be stored onboard, regardless of the expiration date. The onboard TAC is only replaced upon modification of the BWMS to comply with a revised TAC.
Using non-genuine spare parts in a ballast water treatment system can have serious safety and performance risks. These parts may not have been tested and approved to the same standards as genuine parts and may not be compatible with the system. This can lead to system malfunction, poor performance and even safety hazards. In addition, using non-genuine spare parts can put your ship at risk of non-compliance with regulations and even voiding the Type Approval Certificate, if an inspector uncovers such infringements.
To ensure that your ballast water treatment system remains compliant and operates safely and efficiently, it is essential to use genuine and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) spare parts. At Mr. Marine, we understand the importance of using genuine spare parts and offer a comprehensive range of spare parts globally for many leading brands of ballast water treatment systems. We maintain a large stock of genuine spare parts in our warehouses, so we can provide you with the parts you need quickly and efficiently.
If you need spare parts for your ballast water treatment system, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can provide you with the genuine and OEM spare parts you need to keep your system in compliance and operating safely. We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products, so you can be confident that your ship will remain compliant with international regulations and that your BWTS will operate effectively and efficiently.
Mr. Marine trades under Mr. Marine Elevator, Mr. Marine Ballast and Mr. Marine Instruments & Controls. Our dynamic company aims at keeping vessels safe and compliant, anywhere in the world. With technical know-how, unparalleled spare part sourcing and 24/7 responsiveness, we are your global beacon.