Oily Water Separators: How Do Bilge Water Treatment Systems Work?

Wondering what an oily water separator is and how it benefits your vessel?

This type of water treatment system is responsible for removing oil particles from bilge water. Oily water separators that adhere to the IMO MEPC standards are specifically designed to be used in machinery space bilges of ships, making a system of this caliber an essential component of your vessel—especially if you enjoy avoiding fines. 

In order to discharge water safely from your ship, you’ll need to comply with all maritime regulations for doing so. This is where an oily water separator comes in. Current maritime regulations state that the oil content in discharged water must be less than 15 ppm. In order to stay in compliance and avoid fines, you need a system to treat your oily bilge water to get to that standard before discharging.

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H2O, LLC Acquires BOSS Separators Assets from Recovered Energy, Inc.

H2O LLC — an innovative provider of top-tier potable water, electrochlorination, and sewage treatment systems for marine vessels and offshore oil and gas platforms — today announced that it has acquired the assets of BOSS Separators, oily water separators designed for the marine industry, from Recovered Energy, Inc. The BOSS Separators brand will remain intact and become a product of H2O LLC.

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