View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you

New Discharge Monitor Ready for January 2015 ECA Compliance

Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments has developed the TD-5100 ECA scrubber wash water overboard discharge monitor, which helps protect the environment from high levels of contamination in exhaust-gas scrubber wash water discharge.

The monitor is ready for January 1 2015, when the low sulfur fuel rule goes into effect.

Marine exhaust-gas scrubbing systems for heavy-fuel oil burning ships are becoming more common, with various configurations including open loop, closed loop and hybrid systems. Oxides of sulfur and nitrogen, along with particulates and unburned hydrocarbons, are removed into the very high volumes of wash water, which are sprayed into the exhaust scrubber system.

The wash water can be a combination of seawater with a natural buffer capacity and / or fresh water with a buffer added to neutralise the acids that are formed when sulfur comes into contact with the water. The contaminated wash water is then discharged directly to the sea or contained and treated before discharge, depending on the system and the specific rules that apply to that situation.

With the exhaust contaminants then contained in the water phase, the environment must be protected from abnormally high discharges.

The TD-5100 monitor provides PAH, turbidity and temperature, with input for pH, all in one monitor. It covers the entire range of concentrations and is self-cleaning, while operators can validate operation for Port State Control inspectors or management onboard at any time. It is rugged, marinised and uses the same user-dictated design philosophy of every Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments monitor.

For more information, visit

At the 23rd Annual Produced Water Society Seminar in Houston, TX, Michael Dejak and Michael Sheedy presented the application note "Performance Testing of Micro Media...
During the process of exploring for and developing, as well as refining, storing and transporting oil, accidents or incorrect operation may cause some to spill...
Hydrocarbons in municipal water supplies including fresh water and desalination systems are commonly limited to less than 1 part per million.
The TD-500D is the lowest cost, most user-friendly, accurate and repeatable oil in water and oil in soil analyser in the market.
NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Wednesday. The power industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy


Thank you for subscribing to Power Technology