KEENE DISCHARGE CONTROL SYSTEM AFFORDS OPERATOR PERMANENT PROOF OF LAW COMPLIANCE ON OIL SPILLS

A new automatic fail-safe system for removing oily pollution from bilgewater has been developed and is described. This system effectively and automatically removes oily wastes from a vessel's bilge, discharging the cleaned-up bilgewater overboard, and it includes a continuous recorder/monitor located on the vessel's bridge which provides a permanent record of bilgewater purity. The system turns itself on automatically as the bilgewater level rises. It operates continuously until the bilgewater is pumped down to a preset level, where the system shuts itself off. This system is based on filtration, separation filters and coalescing units engineered into an automatic system. Elements are changed as required. A fail-safe feature, modular construction to fit in new and existing hulls, and the ability to operate on any size vessel in both fresh and salt water are all features further discussed in the article.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Activity Reports Incorporated

    107 East 31st Street
    New York, NY  USA  10016
  • Publication Date: 1974-4-15

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  • Accession Number: 00056713
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM