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Alfa Laval publishes white paper on bilge water compliance

Alfa Laval white paper addresses the concerns shipowners and operators have with complying with bilge water regulations. 

  • According to the paper there are a number of risks even with type approved systems.
  • The white paper calls on the marine industry to review the current bilge water regulatory environment and evaluate test protocols that do not reflect actual operating conditions.
  • One protocol requires the test to take place only for 2.5 hours and use a fluid mixture that contains fresh water, oil and one chemical at stable land facility. Bilgewater is actually treated continuously and contains a more complex chemical mixture.

Read more on the press release.

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