Scienco/FAST Systems & Products
Internationally recognized for quality products and top-notch field services, Scienco/FAST, a division of BioMicrobics, is a manufacturer of innovative, proven solutions for the marine and other industries.
“Innovating for Water’s Future: Let us help bring your system into compliance and keep it there at the lowest total cost for treatment.”
MarineFAST® Systems are commonly referred to as a Type II (two) MSD biological (aerobic digestion) treatment system. The Type II MSD systems are powerful, flow-through discharge devices and tested in conditions described in 33 CFR 159.121. MarineFAST® Marine Sewage Treatment Marine and offshore sewage treatment systems built to handle extreme environments. All MarineFAST® (Fixed Activated Sludge Treatment) units are fully certified by US Coast Guard under U.S. and IMO regulations.
The LX-Series – This new economical and lightweight modular design is ideal for small commercial vessels. It is strong, corrosion resistant and will fit under the stairway of a tug engine room.
HOW IT WORKS:
The M- & MX-Series – Modular steel units will handle crews of up to 60 persons and will fit into shaft alleys and other spaces with low headroom and restricted access. The MX are assembled versions of the M-Series, these compact package units are ideal for workboats, dredges, offshore vessels and structures, and other commercial vessels.
HOW IT WORKS:
The DV-Series – For larger crews, these flexible designs offer the ultimate in strength, corrosion resistance and performance. They are available in bolt-together modular form for installation aboard existing vessels, such as ferries, off-shore platforms and ore carriers.
FAST® Conversions – Navy Containment Holding Tanks (CHT) and other sewage holding tanks can be converted into flow-through FAST® systems capable of meeting the most stringent discharge standards.
MarineFAST® Product Brochures
MarineFAST® Sizing and Specifications
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Certified Marine Wastewater Treatment Systems
Our products are certified to the highest national and international standards in our industry. If you require additional certification marks, etc, please e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
USA and International Product Certifications
The list below is a summary of a few certifications received for the products of BioMicrobics:
- MarineFAST® – Australian Dept of Transportation & Royal Australian Navy
- MarineFAST® – CGL (Canadian Great Lakes)
Issued by the Canadian Coast Guard, related to the IMO, RAN and U.S. Coast Guard approvals in that it is a maritime certification for FAST® treatment technology on ships traveling in the certain bodies of water and in this case the Great Lakes.
- All Control Panels – CSA (Canadian Standards Association) Electrical Certification
CSA International and the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), Health Canada, provincial regulators, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to promote standards for consumer safety in North America and around the world. CSA testing is accepted by key conformity assessment organizations in the U.S. including IAPMO and ASSE. Tested and meets applicable standards for safety and/or performance, including the applicable standards written or administered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), National Sanitation Foundation International (NSF), and others.
- All Control Panels – CE – European Electrical Systems (including a “Tropical Certification Rating”)
The European (EN) standards by adopting universal requirements to cover all of Europe and promote the free movement of goods within Europe. When products have been shown to meet the essential requirements of the directive or EN standard the product is available for sale anywhere in the European market.
- All Control Panels – ETL and RoHS Compliant – Intertek Testing Services
Evaluated and meets the standard equivalent to the requirements set by Intertek and equivalent to UL (Underwriter’s Laboratories). Periodic checks are performed to assure consistent compliance of the product and in compliance with both Canadian and U.S. requirements.
- MarineFAST® – IMO – International Maritime Organization
Since the establishment of the United Nations, an international body has promoted maritime safety more effectively. IMO adopted a new version of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), focusing on facilitating international maritime traffic, the transportation of dangerous goods, and load lines. The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) now sets international standards for seafarers. STCW requires information to be available to allow others to check the validity of seafarers certificates of competency to prevent danger to others on board, the marine environment and themselves.
- All FAST® – Poland – Aprobata Techniczna (Technology Approval) ze Instytut Ochrony Srodowiska (Institute of Environmental Protection)
- All FAST® – Russia – (Federal Service of Environmental Protection) Technology Approval
- All Control Panels – SASO (Saudi Arabian Standards Organization) Electrical Standards
The Saudi Arabian Standards Organization approves national standards and measurements for all commodities and products, methods of sampling, inspection and testing, in addition to other assignments resolved by SASO Board of Directors in the Kingdom.
- All FAST® – U.K. – United Kingdom Department of Trade
- MarineFAST® – U.S. Coast Guard/NMC (National Maritime Center) Technology Approval
In compliance with the STCW amendments adopted by IMO, demonstration of skills, teamwork procedures, and continuous monitoring of training skills are continuously monitored. The NMC is a part of the US Coast Guard that preserves awareness among the public and marine and environmental industries by communicating Coast Guard regulatory activities and policy guidelines. NMC functions nationally and internationally to start and carryout various marine safety programs.
Independent Third-Party Testing
Verification programs/locations in which BioMicrobics installed a Wastewater Treatment System for analysis of performance:
- Massachusetts Title 5 General Use – The first system described as an “Innovative and Alternative (I/A) System” to receive the General Use Approval rating for Nitrogen Reduction
- Florida OWNRS (Onsite Wastewater Nitrogen Reduction Study) Phases I and II
- New Mexico State/New Mexico University
- University of Rhode Island
- Buzzards Bay, MA
- Ventura County, CA
- US EPA Environmental Technology Verification Program (ETV), B.C., Canada
- La Pine, OR
- Burnette, WA
- NSF International testing and evaluation for Standard 40, 245, and 350
Recent Awards and Memberships
- 2012 President’s “E” Award for Excellence in Exports (USA)
- 2011 Kansas Governor Exporter of the Year, presented by the Gov. of Kansas, Sam Brownback
- 2011 Frost and Sullivan Technology Innovation Award (Decentralized Commercial Outlets)
- 2011 New Product of the Year (Recycling) – BioBarrier® MBR System – Environmental Protection (EPOnline)
- 2010 and 2009 Kansas Governor Exporter of the Year Finalist – Kansas Cavalry/Kansas Dept of Commerce
- 2010 North American Technology Innovation Award (Water/Wastewater) – Frost and Sullivan
- 2009 Exporter of the Year Award, Environmental – ThinkGlobal / Commercial News USA (Official publication of the US Dept. of Commerce)
- 2009 Technology Merit Business Achievement Award, Water/Wastewater – Environmental Business Journal (EBJ)
- 2010 Associate Member – Water Environment Federation (WEF)
- Gold Member BBP – National Onsite Water Recycling Association (NOWRA)
If you have questions about any of our products, please don’t hesitate to contact us.