There are many systems on the market today with pricing from low to high. When shopping for a system you must compare not only the initial cost, but what the system can do, and for how long it is designed to do it. Changing one system out for another in an existing vessel is not an easy task. Therefore, it is wise to look into the longevity of the components as well as the ease of acquiring replacement parts. Our first Piranha systems are the same systems that are manufactured today. This means that our old systems meet the latest IMO/MEPC and US Coast Guard 227(64) Standards put in place in 2016. We expect the systems to comply with future regulation changes as well, which is why we build them out of long lasting Stainless Steel.
Also, Please note the Piranha systems underwent US Coast Guard testing prior to Certification. A USCG certification entails passing the following requirements while filled 50% with Liquid in ADDITION to IMO MEPC requirements:
33 CFR Part 159.105 Shock
33 CFR Part 159.107 Rolling
IMO MEPC.107(49) Annex Specification 22.214.171.124 Inclination
IMO MEPC.107(49) Annex Specification 126.96.36.199 Temperature Range
IMO MEPC.107(49) Annex Specification 188.8.131.52 Humidity
33 CFR Part 159.117 Chemical Resistance 33
NOTE: The EPA has published a White Paper on the mixing of Sodium Hypochlorite, better know as Bleach or CHLORINE in wastewater. Results show that Chlorine in Wastewater produces a Carcinogen known as TRIHALOMETHANES (THMs). Beware of systems that add “Sodium Hypochlorite” or produce it from seawater for their systems.
EPA White Paper – EPA on Chlorine in Wastewater
*** THE NEXT TIME YOU ARE IN MARKET FOR A MARINE SANITATION DEVICE, JUST ASK THE MANUFACTURE OR SALES PERSON IF THEY WOULD “DRINK” THE DISCHARGE FROM ONE OF THEIR SYSTEMS. The Piranha discharge effluent is bacteria and virus free and can be safely ingested.
Unsolicited interview with Rotation Chief Engineer aboard the yacht, Fortunate Sun.
Below is a checklist that you can print and tick off while choosing your next Sanitation Device whether it is for land or sea. All systems are Certified for Marine Applications Worldwide and will work for land based applications as well.