ACO MARINE INTRODUCES NEW CLARIMAR MF FOR LY3 YACHTS
ACO Marine has unveiled a new Clarimar MF wastewater management system for yachts operating with no more than 12 passengers.
Using the same patented technology applied to the larger Clarimar MF models used in the commercial, offshore and military sectors, the new Clarimar MF (LY3) is an enhanced biological wastewater management system designed specifically to meet the requirements of yachts built to comply with the Large Commercial Yacht (LY3) Code.
The LY3 Code applies to yachts which are 24m and over in load line length, are in commercial use for sport or pleasure, but do not carry cargo or more than 12 passengers.
Speaking today at the official market introduction of the Clarimar LY3 during the METSTRADE exhibition, in Amsterdam, Holland, ACO Marine Managing Director Mark Beavis said: “We already have a market-leading presence in the global super- and mega-yacht sectors with our Maripur NF wastewater management products, so being able to offer similar advanced technology for LY3 yachts is an important development for the sector.
“Many technologies currently in use on these yachts typically depend on dilution and chemical sterilisation to achieve effluent standards. The introduction of the biological-type Clarimar MF (LY3), means all segments of the global yacht sector now have access to a more effective and reliable wastewater treatment process.”
The Clarimar MF (LY3) offers a simple, more cost-effective solution for yachts where compliance with Section 4.2 of the revised IMO MEPC 227 (64) rules relating to nitrogen and phosphorous removal is not required.
Designed and built in Europe from high quality AISI 316 stainless steel and compatible with all vacuum and gravity-based sanitation systems, the Clarimar MF (LY3) is a high capacity black and grey water treatment system capable of treating all wastewater streams from a small, space-saving footprint. Its modular design offers simple installation and requires minimal operator intervention and maintenance.
“A biological treatment system is fast becoming the industry standard for the 50m plus yacht and recognised as a viable and practical alternative to physical/chemical and dilution technologies,” said Beavis.
ACO Marine has already been contracted to supply a Clarimar MF (LY3) unit for installation to an 80m yacht under construction by a Northern European builder. A further two units will be delivered in the New Year for other European yacht projects.
ACO Marine will be showcasing the new Clarimar MF (LY3) at booth 11.215 in the Super Yacht Pavilion of the METSTRADE show, taking place at the Amsterdam Rai between the 14th and 16th November 2017. On show will be a Clarimar MF-6SS unit which is due to be installed on a second 80m yacht.
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