Bilge Water Separators
Separator Spares & Equipment, LLC specializes in spare parts, consumables, equipment, and services for coalescing oily water separators, centrifugal oily water separators, and oily content monitors.
Bilgewater separators, also known as oily water separators (OWS), are on-board treatment systems designed to remove the oil from vessel bilgewater prior to discharge.
As regulations become more stringent and enforcement increases, everyone, including owners, designers, builders, and operators of ships, is aware that the oily water separator is a serious design specification, operating consideration, and key personal responsibility. We are committed to keeping your current oily water separator environmentally compliant with USCG and IMO requirements. We are your link to IMO MEPC 107(49) compliance.
How does a centrifugal bilge water separator work?
Centrifugal Bilge Water Separator
Centrifugal separators also work using the different densities of oil and water but with the centrifuge greatly multiplying the gravity effect as the centrifuge accelerates. This oily water separator is more efficient and generally deals with emulsified oils. They run continuously without significant man-hours for operation and supervision and handle varying bilgewater composition, solids loading, oil content, and the rolling and pitching motion of the ship.
Many crew members are familiar with this type of technology which is also used to treat fuel and lubrication oils onboard vessels.
Centrifugal oily water separators manufactured by GEA Westfalia Separator are an excellent option for new builds and retrofit. The GEA Westfalia BilgeMaster oily water separator modules are assembled to form a complete unit and can also be supplied as individual modules upon request. This means that the system can be customized to meet the local circumstances in an optimum manner, even in restricted spaces. This makes it an excellent option for replacing old Alfa Laval PureBilge oily water separators. To learn more, visit our GEA Westfalia BilgeMaster Oily Water Separator webpage.