Various processes onboard ships, such as machinery wash-down, maintenance, and leakage, generate oily wastewater. This contaminated water flow collects in the bilge of the ship. Marine diesel, lubricating oils, grease, as well as other contaminants may be present in bilge water. The bilge water is discharged overboard, with oil and grease concentrations in the discharged water limited by national and international regulations.
By Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. based in Fresno, CALIFORNIA (USA).
In shipbuilding Körting water jet ejectors do all critical pumping jobs on board a ship: bilging inaccessible tank and ballast spaces. conveying solids on long dredger suction heads. essential component in fresh water production plants on sea.
By Körting Hannover AG based in Hannover, GERMANY.
Applications of Coulson Ice Blast in the Marine Industry sector:Ice
- Anti-Fouling paint removal
- Engine bay cleaning in hard to reach places
- Buoy cleaning
- Barnacle cleaning
- Railings, balconies, gates
- Blistering fiberglass repair
- Sea water intake valves
- Cleaning tanker compartments
- Cleaning bilge
- General Barge/ Tug cleaning
- Anti-Fouling paint removal
- Rust removal to SP-10 standard
- Hull restoration
- Weld cleaning
- Boat Keels
- Steel yachts
By Coulson Ice Blast based in Port Alberni, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).
When ships discharge their bilge water the maximum level of hydrocarbons in the water is regulated by various Environmental Protection Agencies, for example there is a limit of 15ppm enforced by the IMO (International Maritime Organisation) in all international waters. Companies breaching these limits are liable to significant fines. Further regulations have been introduced to control the use of bunker fuels. The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the IMO has approved proposed amendments to the MARPOL Annex VI regulations to reduce harmful emissions from ships.
By Advanced Sensors Ltd. - part of PAC L.P. based in Carrickfergus, UNITED KINGDOM.
Due to recent expansion of EPA regulations regarding discharge of water containing contaminants, owners of boats and marinas have had to heighten their awareness regarding waste water containment. If caught discharging any contaminated water overboard, even an ounce or less of light oil mixed with bilge water will produce a visible sheen on the ground or on the water. This is identified by the EPA as a reportable discharge, of which large fines are possible including clean-up costs, and even criminal prosecution when flagrant violations are detected. The GEOMAT Waste Water containment system can be customized to fit any size marine application such as refinishing, marine detailing, and waste disposal.
By GEOMAT based in Tampa, FLORIDA (USA).
Facing the increasing oversea trade, the environmental protection of the oceans is becoming increasingly important. The motto of the International Maritime Organization of the United Nations in London (IMO), “Safe, secure and efficient shipping on clean oceans” confronts the shipping industry and in particular the terminal ports with growing challenges. The stored fuels, raw materials and resources of a country must not pollute the harbor water with their emissions in case of rain. Produced liquid ship waste contains oil emulsion and saline bilge water among others.
By AWAS International GmbH based in Wilnsdorf, GERMANY.
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