Through a cooperation with Marine Position AB, Uson Marine AB can now offer functionality from the Seatrade award winning system Environmental Navigator for its new GPS Discharge Control system forfood waste. Together, the systems provide fail-safe control and monitoring of food waste discharge.
The Uson food waste vacuum system (OWMS) is designed for hygienic collection and treatment of food waste in compliance with IMO Marpol 73/78 Annex V, US Coast Guard and other relevant regulations and standards. The system is easy to install, with low water consumption and small pipe diameter that allows a flexible pipe routing.
Uson GPS Discharge Control system
The Uson GPS Discharge Control system is an embedded feature in Uson Marine’s Food Waste control system. Utilizing the Environmental Navigator’s unique database of rules related to food waste (Annex V, etc.), combined with information from the ship’s GPS, the system automatically controls and monitors all food waste discharge for full compliance with the relevant regulations.
The system has the following functionality:
- It stops automatic discharge where not allowed according to the rules,
- It empties the tank automatically prior to entering a prohibited area (it is often forgotten to empty the tank before approaching land and port call),
- It logs all discharge of food waste in terms of date and time, discharged volume, and GPS position. The logged data is stored for two years to comply with the Garbage Record Book requirement in MARPOL.
The Uson GPS Discharge Control does not require an Environmental Navigator on the bridge for its functionality. A GPS signal is connected to the Food Waste control system and the functionality is achieved with software on an industrial PC and PLC within the control system cabinet.
Watch the demo at SMM, Hamburg, September 9-12, 2014.
Indoors: Hall A1, Stand 418. Outdoors: Hall A1, FG 007.
Uson Marine AB has been a leading provider of sustainable waste management systems for the maritime and offshore industry since 1983. We help our customers reduce the environmental impact of their operations and thus improve their environmental profile. We have the solutions, know-how and experience to help our customers minimize the cost and labour of waste handling onboard their rig or vessel, and to ensure that they comply with the relevant rules and regulations. Uson Marine is certified for ISO 9001 & 14001 by DNV and certified in Achilles Joint Qualification System (www.achilles.com)