Table of Contents
- 1 Can we discharge oil in special area?
- 2 Can you operate the oily water separator in a special area?
- 3 What will happened if the oily water separator reach 15ppm?
- 4 What is the allowable discharge of oil overboard?
- 5 Is it legal to dispose of incinerator ash overboard?
- 6 What is the purpose of an oily water separator?
- 7 Can a pump out be done with virgin oil?
- 8 Can a heating oil tank be pumped out?
Can we discharge oil in special area?
Discharge In Special Areas From Oil Tankers Any oily mixture or oil effluent discharge from the cargo area of an oil tanker into the sea which comes under special area shall be prohibited.
Can you operate the oily water separator in a special area?
Oil Content Monitor and Control Unit There are normally 3 solenoid valves commanded by the control unit. These are located in the first unit oil collecting chamber, second unit oil collecting chamber and one in the discharge side of the oily water separator which is a 3-way valve.
What will happened if the oily water separator reach 15ppm?
If the oil content is less than 15 ppm, the OCM allows the water to be discharged overboard. If the oil content is higher than 15 ppm, the OCM will activate an alarm and move a three-way valve that, within a short period of time, will recirculate the overboard discharge water to a tank on the OWS suction side.
When can you discharge oil in the water?
33 CFR 151.10 regulates the discharge of oily mixtures by all oceangoing vessels. Discharges of oil or oily mixtures are prohibited unless the oil content of the effluent is less than 15 ppm, the vessel has in operation OWS equipment, and the vessel meets various other requirements depending on its location.
How do OWS work on ships?
- OWS overboard manual discharge valve is to be kept locked and keys are to be kept with the chief engineer.
- Open the desired bilge tank valve from which the oily water mixture is to be discharged from OWS.
- Open air if the control valves are air operated.
What is the allowable discharge of oil overboard?
The instantaneous rate of discharge of oil content does not exceed 30 litres per nautical mile. The total quantity of discharge must not exceed 1/30000 of the total quantity of the residue formed cargo.
Is it legal to dispose of incinerator ash overboard?
Is it legal to dispose of incinerator ash overboard? If the incinerator ash from plastic products contain toxic or heavy metal residues, then no. If it does not, then it is legal, but the vessel must be more than 12 miles from land and the disposal event recorded in the Garbage Record Book.
What is the purpose of an oily water separator?
A device used to separate oil from oily water mixtures and from the emulsion. Bilge separators are necessary aboard vessels to prevent discharge of oil overboard while pumping out bilges or while cleaning oil tanks.
What is the maximum permissible quantity of oil that can be pumped overboard through an oil filtering equipment?
Set the total oil limit as 1000 litres in ODME.
Can a first call oil pump out be used?
If you are looking for an oil tank pump out or fuel transfer service then First Call Oil can provide the proven and safe method for accomplishing this. Our specialized combination truck was designed for pumping and transporting fuel. We hear about homeowners that siphon heating oil themselves or use the burner’s pump to transfer fuel.
Can a pump out be done with virgin oil?
Most oil suppliers will not take back fuel that has been stored in a tank because it is no longer deemed virgin oil. Water, silt, sludge, and microorganisms exist in most tanks and fuel entering this tank will mix with these contaminants. Some customers refer to this as “used oil” when they are looking for a pump out service.
Can a heating oil tank be pumped out?
Do you own a heating oil tank that is no longer in use but contains oil? First Call Oil can pump out the fuel for you. Most oil suppliers will not take back fuel that has been stored in a tank because it is no longer deemed virgin oil.