BilgeMaster Separators Approved By USCG

The United States Coast Guard has recently issued approval numbers for the BilgeMaster® system that controls bilge pollution for vessels operating in United States waters. The USCG approval covers the Bilge- Master I system featuring automatic operation and an optional feature of evaporation of clean water discharge in the diesel engines' exhaust stream. Also covered is the BilgeMaster II system with semiautomatic operation. The 2-gpm, 5-gpm, and 10-gpm sizes of both systems are included in the USCG approvals.

The BilgeMaster system is also certified by many European governments as meeting the standards of the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization under IMCO Resolution A.393(X). With the stack evaporation feature, the BilgeMaster I system, without an oil content monitor, meets IMCO standards for "special areas" where zero ppm oil discharge is required. Special areas include the Mediterranean, Baltic, Black and Red Seas. Canada also requires zero ppm oil discharge.

BilgeMaster systems are manufactured by National Marine Service Incorporated, 827 Hanley Industrial Court, St. Louis, Mo. 63144.

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