GPS Discharge Control System for Food Waste

Posted by Eric Haun
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Through a cooperation with Marine Position AB, Uson Marine AB can now offer functionality from the Seatrade award winning system Environmental Navigator for its new GPS Discharge Control system for food waste. Together, the systems provide fail-safe control and monitoring of food waste discharge.

The Uson food waste vacuum system (OWMS) is designed for hygienic collection and treatment of food waste in compliance with IMO Marpol 73/78 Annex V, US Coast Guard and other relevant regulations and standards. The system is easy to install, with low water consumption and small pipe diameter that allows a flexible pipe routing.

The Uson GPS Discharge Control system is an embedded feature in Uson Marine’s Food Waste control system. Utilizing the Environmental Navigator's unique database of rules related to food waste (Annex V, etc.), combined with information from the ship's GPS, the system automatically controls and monitors all food waste discharge for full compliance with the relevant regulations.

The system stops automatic discharge where not allowed according to the rules, empties the tank automatically prior to entering a prohibited area (it is often forgotten to empty the tank before approaching land and port call) and logs all discharge of food waste in terms of date and time, discharged volume, and GPS position. The logged data is stored for two years to comply with the Garbage Record Book requirement in MARPOL.

The Uson GPS Discharge Control does not require an Environmental Navigator on the bridge for its functionality. A GPS signal is connected to the Food Waste control system and the functionality is achieved with software on an industrial PC and PLC within the control system cabinet.

Watch the demo at SMM, Hamburg, September 9-12, 2014.
Indoors: Hall A1, Stand 418. Outdoors: Hall A1, FG 007.

Maritime Reporter September 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

New Products

Incat Ferry Order from Denmark

Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd, Australian shipbuilder, has secured a contract for the construction, delivery and long term charter of a large fast vehicle ferry for Danish company Mols-Linien A/S.

KEP Marine Releases Video Recording Products

KEP Marine releases today the innovative network video recording system and new HD cameras. The plug-and-play KVNR-8001 network video recording system is

Japan’s First ME-GI Engine Passes Factory Tests

The factory acceptance test (FAT) of the first ME-GI engine in Japan recently took place at the Tamano Works of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES),


Hunt for Missing El Faro Ship Enters 4th day, Hopes Fade

Search and rescue teams resumed scouring the seas on Monday for the missing cargo ship El Faro and it mostly American crew, after it was caught in the eye of Hurricane Joaquin four days ago, the U.

USCG: Missing Cargo Ship El Faro Believed to Have Sunk

The U.S. Coast Guard now believes that the missing cargo ship El Faro sank after sailing into the path of Hurricane Joaquin in the Bahamas, a spokesman said on Monday.

TOTE Vessel Reported Missing Off Bahamas

The U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue crews have been searching for the lost TOTE Maritime M/V El Faro container ship with 33 crew members on board, which has

Marine Equipment

Rolls-Royce to Cut More Staff of Marine Unit

Britain's Rolls-Royce said it would cut an additional 400 staff from its marine business by the end of next year, its latest move to make the unit more efficient

Incat Ferry Order from Denmark

Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd, Australian shipbuilder, has secured a contract for the construction, delivery and long term charter of a large fast vehicle ferry for Danish company Mols-Linien A/S.

Debris Appears to Belong to Cargo Ship Missing in Bahamas

Search and rescue teams on Sunday located debris which appeared to belong to the cargo ship El Faro that went missing in the eye of Hurricane Joaquin with 33 mostly American crew members aboard,

Maritime Security Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.1941 sec (5 req/sec)