Authorized Rivertrace Smart Bilge Verification Center

Separator Spares & Equipment, LLC is an approved verification center, in accordance with the recommended operating instructions from Rivertrace Engineering Ltd. We are trained in the installation, verification, operation, faultfinding, commissioning, and maintenance of Rivertrace Smart Bilge & OCD CM Bilge Monitors. We can provide a Verification Certificate, on-site and/or in-shop, for your Rivertrace Smart Bilge and OCD CM Bilge Monitors.

Separator Spares & Equipment supplies oily water treatment systems manufactured by Compass Water Solutions, which include ULTRA-SEP, HELI-SEP, and Sarex VG-SEP. These oily water separators utilize the Rivertrace Smart Cell Bilge Alarm. The Smart Cell Bilge Alarm has been designed specifically for use in conjunction with 15 ppm oily-water separator units.  It has the specification and performance which meets the requirements of the International Maritime Organization specifications for Bilge Alarm Units contained in Resolution MEPC.107(49).

Rivertrace Smart Bilge 15 PPM Oily Content Monitor


Rivertrace Smart Bilge Oil Content Monitor

The Rivertrace “Smart Cell” oil content monitor meets the requirements of MEPC.107(49) for monitoring three oil types: HFO, Diesel, and Emulsions. By utilizing the “Smart Cell” Detector Array Technology, technology developed by Rivertrace, the oily content monitor (OCM) analyzes all three oil types simultaneously, without the need for re-calibration. A manual cell clean device is included as a standard, to easily enable routine maintenance. Optical cell fouling is recognized as a leading cause of monitor malfunction or incorrect reading. By simple operation, of the manual clean device, the Smart-Cell remains in optimum operating condition. Replacement calibrated measuring cells can be purchased for easy change over on board the vessel and calibration check kits enable the crew to demonstrate the monitor is within factory calibration to PSC Surveyors.

The Rivertrace Smart Bilge Monitor has been designed specifically for use in conjunction with 15ppm oily water separator units. It has a specification and performance which meets the requirements of the International Maritime Organization specifications for Bilge Alarm Units contained in Resolution MEPC.107(49). Analysis of the oily water sample is undertaken by a unique detector array arrangement. A narrow beam of light is emitted across a glass cell tube through which the oily water sample passes through. Light scattered and transmitted is detected across the array and passed through a complex oil content calculation algorithm. The resulting oil content is then displayed on the LCD screen. The Rivertrace Smart Bilge Alarm is readily available as a 5 ppm version if required. It can also be tailor made for Hazardous Environments (Zone 1 & 2) as an Exd system with Auto Clean, all enclosed in an explosion proof cabinet.

To meet the new requirements of MEPC.107(49) an onboard flash memory, real-time clock, dual switch input, and clean water/sample selection valve are fitted.

When ordering spares, it is important to supply details of the type of monitor, serial number of monitor, part numbers of each spare required, its description, and any other relevant information.

To learn more, visit our Rivertrace Smart Bilge webpage.


About Compass Water Solutions


For over forty years, Compass Water Solutions has been the leader for environmental and operational excellence in water treatment, oil-water separation, and reverse osmosis solutions. Compass Water Solutions’ products assist customers in maximization of productivity and profitability, by enabling environmental compliance in the marine, offshore, and industrial sectors. This is accomplished by providing systems for oily water separation, reverse osmosis (RO) water generation, and solid-liquid filtration/separation.


About Rivertrace Engineering LTD 

Rivertrace-EngineeringRivertrace Engineering Limited is an ISO9001 Quality Assured Company and market leader with over 30 years experience of Oil in Water monitoring.  The OCD1 & OCD2 were superseded in 1994 by the OCD1M and OCD2M which in turn were replaced by the OCD CM in the year 2000 with the introduction of IMO resolution MEPC.60(33). In 2004, the Rivertrace Smart Bilge monitor was designed and launched to comply with the new IMO resolution MEPC.107(49) applicable from the 1st January 2005.  Today, Rivertrace is at the forefront in designing new systems that not only meet but go beyond legislative requirements, and with the introduction of the Smartsafe Bilge Overboard Security System, we hope we will continue to meet new environmental.


About Separator Spares & Equipment, LLC

Separator-Spares-and-EquipmentBased in Houma, Louisiana, Separator Spares & Equipment’s Marine Division is a leading supplier of complete separation and heat transfer packages. Separator Spares & Equipment specializes in aftermarket and genuine spare parts for Alfa Laval, GEA Westfalia Separators, and plate heat exchangers. The company has grown from a spare parts provider to a thriving, reliable, global supplier of spare parts and equipment. Separator Spares & Equipment, a woman-owned business, and their knowledgeable staff have over 50 years combined experience within the Maritime Industry.


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