Oily Water Separator (OWS) is one equipment on board ships which is important yet often neglected. Maritime professionals are usually scared to handle OWS mainly because of the series of maritime regulations attached with it. Marine pollution is a very serious issue in the industry today, involving stringent legal actions and massive fines. Considering the high risks involved with OWS, shipping companies do not want to take any chance while handling this equipment. Thus, operating OWS is presently restricted only to higher ranks of the engine department in many shipping companies.
However, this does not mean that other professionals working in the engine room should totally neglect the OWS. When it comes to maintenance, the job can be assigned to any engineer officer (Of course, under the guidance of second and chief). Moreover, at some point of time in their career, all engineers will have to handle this equipment on their own. Considering the number of regulations that are being introduced related to operating OWS and marine environment, it is only advisable that maritime professionals of all ranks learn the operating and maintenance procedure of OWS right from the start of their shipping career.
At Marine Insight, we know the importance and dangers associated with operating Oily Water Separator on ships. We know what an engineer goes through when he or she is asked questions about the Oily Water Separator (OWS) during a Port State Control Inspection or ship survey. We also know what all practices engineers use to hide or cover issues related to OWS, which of course are highly dangerous and strictly illegal.
Considering the seriousness of the problems and apprehensions surrounding Oily Water Separator (OWS) on ships and to ensure that only fair practices are followed by officers while handling this important machinery, we have introduced a solid reference ebook – “A Guide to Operating Oily Water Separator (OWS) on Ships”. This special ebook contains all the important information that is required to operate oily water separator efficiently on ships.
The guide includes:
- Construction and working of OWS
- Operating Procedures
- Design Factors Affecting OWS
- Operational Factors Affecting OWS
- Tips on Bilge Management
- Maintenance and Equipment Specific Knowledge
- Attitude, Aptitude and Housekeepin