Wastewater Case Study: BP Trinidad and Tobago

PROJECT FACTS

The Juniper project is in the East Mayaro Block (EM) off the south east coast of Trinidad and Tobago.

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Stinky Boat Bathroom? Common Marine Sanitation Problems and Solutions


When you’re working on a boat or rig over a period of several days, there’s no getting around it: You’ll be using the facilities several times and, well, if your marine sanitation device isn’t maintained properly, that can result in less-than-aromatic situations.

It might seem like a small thing, but an unclean or stinky boat bathroom can definitely affect your quality of life. More than that, a perpetually unpleasant smell coming from your boat’s bathroom can signal a larger issue with your marine sanitation device or other systems aboard your vessel. What might be the root cause of this issue? Is there anything you can do about it? 

In this blog post, we’ll go over common problems that may arise with your marine sanitation device, as well as the ways you can work to make the problem (and the smell) disappear.

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5 Signs to Tell When Electrochlorination Cells Needs Attention

When you’re planning maintenance for your offshore oil rig or another large vessel like an FPSO, the plans you’re likely most interested in are those that pertain directly to oil production (or your end goals). After all, those machines are the reason you’re in the water. It’s easy to see how the time you spend maintaining those machines is well worth every second. 

However, there is a whole host of machines aboard your vessel that are equally important, if not more so. These are the systems that help support the safety and health of your crew while you’re out at sea. A prime example is your vessel’s hypochlorite generator—a machine that functions as a vital part of your at-sea water treatment system.

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2020 Boat Sewage Regulations: What Boat Owners Need to Know

Boat owners or rig operators are sternly regulated in regard to the way that they dispose of their boat sewage. There are many good reasons for this. For one, you want to make sure that you’re keeping the environment around your boat safe, for the good of everyone (including yourself).

In order to ensure that everyone in U.S. national waters follows the same rules, the U.S. Coast Guard issues a set of regulations for marine waste discharge. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also have comprehensive, easily accessible information to ensure that everyone knows how to make the sea a safe place for everyone to be

What are these 2020 boat sewage regulations? What can happen if you aren’t in compliance—and what do you need to do to ensure that you aren’t going to get slapped with any hefty fines? We’ll cover all of this and more in this handy guide.

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How to Properly Maintain the High-Pressure Pump on Your Watermaker

If you work on or maintain a boat, offshore rig, or offshore oil or gas production platform, you know that one of your most important consumables is fresh, potable water. The saltwater with which you’re surrounded is filled with not only salt but also refuse, seaweed, silt, and other contaminants that can make it unsafe for regular use. 

Through the process of reverse osmosis, you can take any kind of water; filter, neutralize, and disinfect it; and get fresh water as an output. A device known as a watermaker harnesses the power of reverse osmosis and uses specialized protocols to make sure that the processed water is safe for drinking—and safe for long-term storage. 

A watermaker depends, in part, on a fine-tuned high-pressure pump to drive the integral reverse osmosis process. It’s important to know how your watermaker works, what the unsafe conditions for your high-pressure pump may be, and how to maintain your system to ensure a constant source of safe water.

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Proper Maintenance of Desalination Unit When Offshore

How to Properly Maintain Your Desalination Unit

Water, water, everywhere: As the saying goes, when you’re out at sea, it can seem like your most precious commodity is just out of reach. Making sure that you have safe, potable water for your crew is vital for a successful venture, and chief among the tools you’ll need to accomplish this is a desalination unit. 

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Most Frequently Replaced Parts for Your Sodium Hypochlorite Generator

When you’re prioritizing maintenance for your vessel or offshore production platform, it’s important to know the reasoning behind your investment. Taking the time to understand what each machine on your vessel does can help clarify why maintenance and replacement parts are crucial for your safety and quality of life while at sea.

One such machine is your vessel’s sodium hypochlorite generator. From time to time, you’ll need to invest time and money into ensuring that this generator is working the way it should. Why is this important? What does your sodium hypochlorite generator do, anyway? What will happen if you don’t care for it as you should? 

We’ll discuss these questions and more in this blog:

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Sewage Treatment Systems: Which Sanitation Unit Works Best?

When you’re looking for sanitation units for your boat, you’re likely looking to achieve some pretty basic goals. You want the sewage treatment process to be streamlined and contained, you don’t want to have to deal with the sewage directly or notice any unpleasant aromas, and you want all discharge to be compliant with U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) or International Maritime Organization (IMO) standards so you don’t face any fines.

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Marine Sewage Treatment Chemicals: A Yearly Schedule for Boats

If your boat has a marine sanitation device, you already know how important it is for your vessel’s overall function. Having that system properly up and running will make your multiday excursions much more pleasant (not to say possible). Your sewage treatment system also ensures all of the waste that is discharged from your boat is completely up to U.S. Coast Guard or International Maritime Organization regulatory standards. 

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4 Replacement Parts You'll Need for Your Marine Sanitation Device

Your marine sanitation device is a hugely important part of your boat, keeping conditions aboard your vessel sanitary, safe, and enjoyable for you, your crew, and your guests. It also helps you treat and dispose of your waste in a way that meets maritime regulations and is good for the environment.

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