Recent Posts by The H20 Team

Maintaining a Sodium Hypochlorite Generator: Annual Inspection Checklist

Your sodium hypochlorite generator keeps your rig or vessel’s cooling water systems free of biofouling. This system is essential—and expensive. Fortunately, routine maintenance and consistent check-ins on its performance will go a long way towards protecting your hypochlorite generator and its parts as well as your investment.  

However, it’s equally crucial to have an expert inspect your hypochlorite generator from time to time. Your annual inspection will serve as a baseline to help you keep tabs on your generator throughout the year, and also help your team flag issues for immediate maintenance to avoid unpleasant surprises with higher-cost repairs later on. 

Interested in what your inspector will be assessing during your hypochlorite generator’s annual checkup? This checklist will give you an idea of what they will be looking out for.

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Watermaker Supplies: Filters & Spare Parts To Have On Hand

Offshore platforms and drilling rigs are in essence a small community of people living and working at sea. Just like with community water systems reliability and safety are of vital importance. Your watermaker helps meet the need of your floating community, which is often located hundreds of miles from an alternative source of fresh, safe water. As this is the case, your watermaker is as important to you as any piece of production equipment.  Watermaker manufacturers realize this and build water treatment systems that are built to last.

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3 Ways a Desalination Unit Keeps Your Drinking Water Safe

Your desalination unit is one of the water treatment systems on your offshore rig that helps ensure that you have the water you need for daily functions at sea. As such, it’s critically important to the safety of your crew. Offshore platforms are often located in the most remote, inhospitable places on the planet. Entire crews—often, hundreds of people—work on and call these platforms home.

In order for your crew to be safe and healthy, it’s crucial that fresh water is available at all times. On-site water desalination units provide a reliable source of water purification.

These types of seawater desalination systems use reverse osmosis (RO) technology, which uses a pressure-based filtration process to separate pure water from seawater.

If you don’t have a properly working desalination unit, you could be liable for danger to your crew and guests.

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How to Size Your Marine Wastewater System

While you’re spending time on your offshore vessel, it’s important to ensure that you can enjoy a safe, sanitary life at sea. For both your guests and your crew, this includes simply and effectively getting rid of the waste your personnel produces on a daily basis. 

Not only is this crucial for a pleasant atmosphere on your vessel, but it’s also required in regulations set forth by the International Marine Organization (IMO) and the United States Coast Guard. Failing to have a smoothly running wastewater system can net you serious fines, as well as an unhealthy environment for everyone aboard your vessel. 

Fortunately, there’s a simple way to ensure that your vessel’s waste management system is always taken care of. With a correctly sized marine wastewater system, you’ll be able to make sure your boat is safe in no time at all.

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H2O Named 2020 EXIM Exporter of the Year

*Disclaimer: This article originally appeared on EXIM‘s website.

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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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