For a little more than a year now the terminal at Borden has been heated, at least in part, by waste oil recovered from engines and bilge water of the four ships on CN Marine's Prince Edward Island service between Borden and Cape Tormentine, N.B. The proces which tranforms the waste oils into a combustible product is simple enough. The motor oils and the bilge water from the four vessels are first pumped into a 15,000 imperial gallon holding tank on shore. After a settling period ranging up to 30 minutes, the bilge water is passed through a gravity type oil/water separator at a rate of up to 75 U.S. gallons per minute. When sufficient oil has been collected, it is transported by means of a rail tank car to the heating plant where flash point tests are made and values recorded. The oil is then pumped through a series of strainers and into a 20,000 gallon insulated holding tank where it is ready for burning in one of the two 250-horsepower boilers. This testing, is absolutely necessary to prevent accidents such as a boiler explosion. It is expected that this recuperation system at Borden estimated to cost $46,000, produces some 50,000 gallons of heating oil per year which represents a quarter of the total quantity used at the Borden terminal. A similar system is already in the planning stages for the Port aux Basques terminal. It is expected this system will be in operation by this summer.

  • Corporate Authors:

    CN Marine

    100 Cameron Street
    Moncton E1C 5Y6, NB,   Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 21
  • Serial:
    • ECHO
    • Volume: 3
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: CN Marine

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193671
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: CN Marine
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM