ACT 2 Sludge Devouring Device Installed in Drill Ship

Press Release
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Piranha Sludge Digester: Image credit ACT 2

A Marine Sanitation Device (MSD) by ACT2 Technologies, of Ft. Lauderdale Florida has been fitted to Transocean's 'Discoverer Enterprise'.

The Discoverer Enterprise is leased to BP and owned by Transocean.  ACT2 say that they are also working on additional units for Transocean in the 200 person range.

BP, Transocean, and ACT2 Technologies are committed to reducing sanitation pollution to zero while existing 159(55) regulations still allow many pollutants to be discharged. Factory Acceptance Testing of ACT2 Piranha units show pollutant values at zero, or “U” (Undetectable) while 159(55) regulations still allow pollutants to have 2 and 3 digit values.
 
The ACT2 Piranha systems are designed to digest sewage and paper into pure, odorless and colorless water to meet EPA water reuse standards, thus making it more pure than any navigable body of water on the planet.  The systems do not use chlorine or other harmful chemicals that are banned in Europe and other Countries around the world. The Piranha systems also meet the more stringent land based Sewage Treatment Plant requirements.
 
All Piranha units are “sludge digesters” and do not use corrosive saltwater to dilute the sewage to “legal” limits before pumping overboard.  The systems do not use MBR (Membrane Bio Reactors) that require physical and regular sludge removal and storage, a job that all engineers try to avoid. The Piranha units are also self-cleaning so engineers or crew do not handle or clean, or come in contact with sludge or wastewater.
 
Optional modules will allow the effluent to exceed EPA drinking water standards should there be a need to generate reuse water for technical purposes such as cleaning, re-flushing, Deepwater drilling, etc, etc.
 

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

Contracts

Ocean Rig, Petrobras Agree to $1.1b Drill Ships Lease

Cyprus-based Ocean Rig UDW Inc said on Monday that it signed a $1.1 billion three-year contract with Brazil's state-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, to

Rolls-Royce to Design, Equip Stern Trawler for Ramoen

The Armon shipyard in Gijón, Spain has entered into a contract to build a new Stern Trawler for the Norwegian fishing company Ramoen. The vessel will be a Rolls-Royce design,

India to Develop Iran's Chabahar Port

India will float a company to develop Iran's Chabahar Port, a government statement said on Saturday, as New Delhi aims to take advantage of a thaw in Tehran's relations with world powers.

Offshore

Ocean Rig, Petrobras Agree to $1.1b Drill Ships Lease

Cyprus-based Ocean Rig UDW Inc said on Monday that it signed a $1.1 billion three-year contract with Brazil's state-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, to

GAO: Ending Crude Export Ban Could Ease 'Price at the Pump'

As the energy profile of the U.S. continues to improve and evolve daily, fresh debate in favor of exporting oil and gas products -- which would have a significant impact on the U.

Autonomous Technology for Offshore Wind Farm

ASV Ltd in association with Planet Ocean Ltd, have received funding from the GROW:OffshoreWind initiative to investigate how the use of Autonomous Surface Vehicles

Marine Equipment

New Standard for LNG Cargo Containment Systems

Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions (WTS) said it has successfully completing the gas trial for the first LNG carrier built to a Boil Off Rate (BOR) of 0.08% per day.

Twin Disc Offers Virtual and Real EJS Experience

Visitors to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 30–November 3, 2014, can experience what it’s like to control a diesel-powered, conventional driveline

Messer to Debut MetalMaster Xcel

Messer Cutting Systems said it has answered the call from manufacturers that have been demanding a faster, more accurate way of producing cut parts. Messer’s

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
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: 0.3517 sec (3 req/sec)