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Oily Water Separators

An oily water separator (OWS) is a piece of shipboard equipment that allows a vessel’s crew to separate oil from bilge water before the bilge water is discharged overboard.

Bilge water is an almost unavoidable product in ship operations. Bilge water that is generated in proximity to shipboard equipment (such as in the engine room) often contains oil and its direct discharge would result in undesirable transfer of waste oil to the marine environment. By international agreement under the MARPOL convention, most commercial vessels need to be fitted with an oily water separator to remove oil contaminants before bilge water is pumped overboard.

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Mar 10, 2011 Posted by | arsip lama | | Comments Off on Oily Water Separators