Centrifugal Bilgewater Processing

Press Release
Thursday, April 11, 2013
In bilgewater processing, the GEA Westfalia Separator BilgeMaster cleandesign is now able not only to achieve a value below 15 ppm oil in water a but even to guarantee below 5 ppm – with no use of chemicals and no filters.

Five ppm residual oil content with GEA Westfalia Separator BilgeMaster clean design

Oil is the principal source of energy and therefore is one of the most important resources in modern civilization. However, oil is toxic for most biological systems and considered to be one of the greatest environmental pollutants. Pollution by crude oil or petroleum products has far-reaching effects. According to estimates of the UNEP (United Nations Environment Program), around 120,000 tons of oil find their way into the Mediterranean Sea each year, for example from the Mediterranean traffic of around 200,000 ships per year; Greenpeace scientists even consider a volume of 635,000 tons to be realistic.

The processing of bilgewater, which collects in the engine room of a ship and is contaminated with oil and fuel residues, is therefore required by law for all ships. There is also already discussion of intensification of the IMO (International Maritime Organization) regulations, for example with an international ruling to generally reduce the allowable oil content in bilgewater pumped overboard from 15 ppm to five ppm. For the manufacturers of bilgewater processing systems, this means that there is increasingly frequent demand for systems with residual oil content below five ppm. New Dimension with GEA Westfalia Separator BilgeMaster cleandesign In the context of the system “GEA Westfalia Separator sea protect solutions – Clear Waters to the Horizon and Beyond”, GEA Westfalia Separator Group has developed technologies of the future, looking well beyond the horizon, so the ships can be operated economically and direct protection for the sea can be guaranteed. In bilgewater treatment as part of sea protect solutions, the new developments enable the GEA Westfalia Separator BilgeMaster cleandesign not only to achieve a value below 15 ppm oil in water as with the tried and tested BilgeMaster but even to guarantee below five ppm – with no use of chemicals and no filters. The objective in the development of the GEA Westfalia Separator BilgeMaster clean design was to create a system that guarantees residual oil content below 15 ppm under normal conditions and below five ppm in special areas. Without the use of chemicals and filters, this is guaranteed by means of adaptive capacity and temperature alignment during processing. At five ppm, the system therefore works with reduced output. If the output at five ppm is to remain as high as at 15 ppm then a connected adsorption filter achieves this value.

With the launch of the new generation of self-cleaning separators, the GEA Westfalia Separator eagleclass series, four systems are now offered as the BilgeMaster clean design based on separators WSE five, 10, 20 and 50 with outputs of 500, 1,200, 2,500 and 5,000 l/h. Retrofitting of the GEA Westfalia Separator BilgeMaster D and E series with cleandesign can also be completed at any time, as can retrofitting of an adsorption filter. GEA Westfalia Separator sea protect solutions ensure clear water.

Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

New Products

Fourth National Security Cutter Delivered to USCG

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the fourth National Security Cutter, Hamilton, in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Monday. Hamilton will be the first of two NSCs to be homeported in Charleston,

Caterpillar Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Caterpillar Inc. has been named to the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), recognizing Caterpillar as a sustainability leader in the Industrial Engineering sector.

New Generation of Turbochargers Announced

MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced the development of a new turbocharger series specifically matched to the requirements of two-stroke engines. For the first time ever,

Environmental

Maritime Academy Awarded DHS Grant for Arctic Training

Maine Maritime Academy receives $450,000 grant From U.S. Department of Homeland Security for ice navigation and maritime first responder courses for the Arctic Maine

Great Lakes Dry Cargo Residue Discharge Rule in Effect

The U.S. Coast Guard published a final rule to the Federal Register announcing that it has received approval from the Office of Management and Budget for an information

Survey Vessel Delivered to Fugro N.V.

Fugro Pioneer is the second of three vessels to be delivered to Fugro in 2014. Fugro has taken delivery of the second of the three Fugro Offshore Coastal Survey

Marine Equipment

Gas Turbine Acceptance Test Completed for S. Korea Navy

Rolls-Royce has reached a milestone in the Republic of Korea Navy’s FFX frigate program, with the successful completion of acceptance tests for the MT30 gas turbine.

Mercury Marine Launches Repower Financing

Mercury Marine launched a new repower finance program that aims to make it easier for consumers to get the engine performance they want with flexible financing for a broad range of buyers.

The Switch to Deliver Full-Power Converter for Floating Power Plant

Vancouver-based Water Wall Turbine Inc. (WWT) has selected The Switch to provide a 500 kW full-power converter for its self-floating power plant. This new system

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1431 sec (7 req/sec)