PSM technology ensures vessels operate efficiently and reliable and are compliant with legal, safety and environmental regulations
Scanjet supply ITAMA (Intelligent Tank
Management) solution for new-build tanker
Scanjet were recently
commissioned to supply a full Intelligent Tank Management solution with tank
cleaning machines, PV Valves and the Tank Gauging by Rubis Eastern Caribbean
for their new-build tanker, the MT Bahama Blue, built at the MTG Dolphin Shipyard
in Varna, Bulgaria.
PSM’s contribution included
transmitters all for tank levels, overpressure, and manifold pressures in
Hastelloy, Titanium and Stainless Steel.
Rubis Eastern Caribbean recognised that by using the ITAMA solution they would have a single source for design and project management and the reassurance of full in-house production control to deliver the optimum solution. Further, in service the Vessel will be fully supported by our global support network.
Whatever your vessel and application, we will be delighted to talk through the ITAMA options and integrated PSM products best suited to you.
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ACO Marine, together with a group of leading wastewater treatment system manufacturers and environmental organisations, has called for a revision to MARPOL Annex IV in order to verify the ongoing performance and discharge criteria of sewage treated systems onboard ship.
there are rules in place for verifying discharge parameters, these relate only
to type-approval testing in land-based establishments. There is currently no enforcement
of the wastewater discharge criteria once a system has been installed and
becomes operational onboard ship.
Marine Managing Director Mark Beavis said: “The main contention is that we
believe there are type-approved systems in operation at sea that are
scientifically incapable of treating sewage waste.”
co-authored by Beavis – Sewage Treatment with No-Sludge Production – A False
Claim, and a Non-Conformity – attests: “Some manufacturers claim their
sewage treatment plants do not produce sludge. Unfortunately, conformity
assessment bodies have approved their equipment. But they have certified
impossibilities and created certified ‘magic boxes’. These systems contravene
said: “Sewage treatment plants protect the marine environment by turning raw
sewage into less harmful effluent that meets specific discharge criteria set by
the International Maritime Organisation. As a by-product of the treatment
process sewage sludge is created that has to be either treated onboard or
incinerated ashore. This sludge is a by-product or all treatment processes. But
instead of being separated from the treatment process, this sludge is being
flushed out in the effluent.
‘magic boxes’ would not be able to perform no matter how well they are operated
and we are very concerned about the environmental damage these systems are
the rules were tightened with MEPC.227(64) and the use of dilution water
limited during performance tests, this has not prevented the certification of
these so-called sludge-free systems.
have become licenses to pollute. Something is very wrong,” the authors state in
Guidelines do not explicitly prohibit no-sludge systems but the authors believe
the type approval regime is a “contradiction to the IMO’s intentions”.
is a lot at stake: the credibility of the approval regimes, the liabilities to
shipowners and yards, a level playing field, the IMO’s environmental
aspirations and ultimately, the pristine marine water that we have agreed to
protect,” say the authors.
paper was co-authored by Mark Beavis, Managing Director, ACO Marine; Dr Wei
Chen, Future Program Development Manager, Wartsila Water Systems Ltd, UK; Dr
Elmar Dorgeloh, Manager Director, Development and Assessment Institute in Waste
Water Technology at RWTH-Aachen University (PIA), Germany; Holger Hamann,
Managing Director, Holger Hamann Consulting; Matthew MacGregor, Executive
Director, TEi-Testing Services; Dr Daniel Todt, Project Manager R&D,
Ecomotive AS; Niclas Karlsson, Managing Director, Clean Ship Scandinavia; Mark
Mellinger, President, Headhunter Inc; and Felix von Bredow, Board of Hamman AG.
authors call for IMO, its Member States and the approval assessment bodies to
identify and to acknowledge the issue and establish protocols in order to
prevent such non-conformities from reoccurring.
We’re sad to announce, Cullys won’t be exhibiting at this years Perth Caravan & Camping Show.
HOWEVER, we still have our amazing specials for the month of March! Including discounted prices on Cummins Onan RV Generators, accessories and servicing parts!
Did you know? Cullys an approved Western Australian Cummins
Onan Distributor of spare parts and Service / Repair Agent for the RV/CM range
of generators. We offer a comprehensive range of spare parts & accessories
from our warehouse in Henderson. Our team of technicians undertake regular,
specialised Cummins Onan training to ensure your generator is serviced and
supported by the best. With
a fully stocked service vehicle, we can offer regular servicing and repairs on
site for your convenience, or at our warehouse in Henderson.