New Keene Discharge Control System For Small Vessels
An all-new Marine Discharge Control System, designed to prevent the discharge of oily bilge water on inland waterways, has been developed by Keene Corporation's Fluid Handling Division.
Intended for use on ships 26 feet and longer, the new system provides these vessels with the same automatic monitoring and control equipment previously available only on much larger ships. The Keene system also meets current U.S. Coast Guard requirements for the processing of oily bilge, which is punishable by a $5,000 fine for each offense. In operation, the Keene system discharges oil to the dirty oil tank and water to the bilge water tank or overboard. In the event of an oily discharge, the engineer or captain has the option of draining the fuel to a deep tank or to two Keene water and oil separators located near the master bilge unit.
Bilge water is then pumped through a strainer and filter before it enters the primary and secondary separation units. A purity monitor, present to allow only sheen-free water to be dis- charged, is connected to a paper chart recorder.
Capable of both fresh- and saltwater operation, the Keene system requires very little space and minimum head room. The paper chart recorder shows complete adherence to federal regulations. For information on Keene Marine Discharge Control System (Model 2100), write to James Sypitkowski, Fluid Handling Division, Keene Corporation, Bohannon Avenue, Greeneville, Tenn.