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MARPOL Regulation Review

Rivertrace have been manufacturing and promoting environmental monitoring for over 35 years. Our business model in recent years has been about providing a “Cleaner and Smarter” solution for monitoring compliance.

by Rivertrace

Rivertrace have been manufacturing and promoting environmental monitoring for over 35 years. Our business model in recent years has been about providing a “Cleaner and Smarter” solution for monitoring compliance.

We must promote the regulations and ensure compliance that will ultimately protect the customer, our partners and us.

Bilge Water Discharge

Resolution MEPC.107(49) as adopted on 18 July 2003

 

Please note these rules were updated in 2016 under IMO MEPC 285 (70) stating the following –

Section 4.2.11 is replaced by the following:

4.2.11 The validity of calibration certificates should be checked at IOPP annual/intermediate/renewal surveys. The accuracy of 15 ppm bilge alarms is to be checked by calibration and testing of the equipment conducted by a manufacturer or persons authorized by the manufacturer and should be done at intervals not exceeding five years after its commissioning, or within the term specified in the manufacturer’s instructions, whichever is shorter. Alternatively the unit may be replaced by a calibrated 15 ppm bilge alarm. The calibration certificate for the 15 ppm bilge alarm, certifying the date of the last calibration check, should be retained on board for inspection purposes.

Rivertrace have interpreted this to mean that all Calibrated SMART CELLs have a validity of 5 years from the factory calibration. After 5 years the SMART CELL must be replaced with a new or refurbished SMART CELL that has been factory calibrated.

Rivertrace service engineers or persons authorised by the manufacturer – those service agents trained by Rivertrace – may validate the accuracy of the SMART CELL by completing the calibration check and issuing a certificate. This Calibration Check Certificate will only be valid if the original Factory Calibration Certificate is within its 5 years validity.

Oil Discharge Monitoring for Tankers

Resolution MEPC.108(49) adopted on 18 July 2003

Resolution MEPC.240(65) Amendments adopted on 17 May 2013

 

ExxonMobil Recommendations

Rivertrace also support ExxonMobil Marine Environmental, Safety and Quality Assurance Criteria to annually check or renew your OWS and ODME systems.

We understand that no two fleets are managed the same and offer a flexible bespoke solution to suit their needs. This includes the following value-added services:

  • Calibration Check Certificates issued by approved representatives
  • Free to use RT Connected Portal to track monitors and automate reminders
  • Calibrated SMART CELL exchange schemes
  • Fixed annual maintenance charges so no hidden costs
  • Additional compliance of optional flow switch added to the Oil Content Meter
  • Additional compliance of integration with our SMARTSAFE ORB Bilge Security System and Electronic Oil Record Book

To find out more about how Rivertrace can support you in your compliance please contact us.