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C-Hero Ecochlor both the public and private sectors. It offers a full industrial MOB recovery and gives management in a company the product line with horizontal, vertical, single, and multistage ability to verify the MOB training is being completed. The pumps, engineered to handle high ? ows, high pressures, ex- certi? cation is not complete until the person goes on deck treme temperatures, aggressive materials and/or entrained and videos their drill with the equipment they just tested on. solids. Carver Pumps has delivered its pumps to customers around the world, and it has been a supplier in every major
U.S. Navy shipbuilding program for more than 60 years.
Ecochlor, Inc. was founded in 2001 with the sole purpose
C-Hero, LLC of commercializing patents for a ballast water management system (BWMS) using a two-step process, ? ltration followed
C-Hero innovates man overboard recovery products, by a chlorine dioxide disinfectant treatment. The company designed by a tugboat captain, speci? cally for the tugboat installed its ? rst commercial system in 2004 and has since in- industry. Its system allows for an underway one-person re- stalled 176 BWMSs with orders for an additional 164 vessels.
covery of a helpless person from the water. Ecochlor’s treatment technology is unique. It uses chlo-
The company’s president, Shane Smith, was born into rine dioxide (ClO2), generated by a simple process on board the tugboat business and never left. He brings to the com- the vessel to treat the ballast water in a single pass during pany 30 years’ captain experience, a wealth of on deck uptake. The system is simple to run with minimal crew knowledge, a passion for the water and saving lives and a involvement during operation and no TRO components. desire to make a difference in MOB recovery. Treatment dosage and ef? cacy is not affected by salinity,
The company started with the bitt mount rescue davit temperature or turbidity that can cause uncertainty of the and has grown to offer a full product line for all vessels, in- system’s effectiveness when the crew is faced with varying cluding land-based rescues. The latest from C-Hero is its water types. Since ClO2 degrades naturally to salt it does free eTraining, which helps crews be properly trained for not require neutralization or retreatment before discharge.