How Does the ODME Work?
We offer certified ODME solutions and installations that meet and exceed regulations – including the latest amendments to MEPC MARPOL’s requirements for monitoring and controlling of ballast water.
The ODME principle is based on a measurement of oil content in the ballast water, which is held up against the regulations and requirements. By data interpretation of an automated process, either allows or prevents discharge of ballast water. A sample point on the discharge line allows the analyzer to determine the oil content of the ballast water in PPM. The analyzer is self-maintained by periodical cleansing with fresh water, and therefore requires a minimum of active maintenance from the crew.
The results of the analyzer are sent to a computer, which determines whether the oil content values are to result in overboard discharge or not. The valves that direct the ballast water either over board or to the slop tank are controlled by the integrated computer. A GPS signal further automates the process by including special areas and completes the required input for the Oil Record Book.
Type approval certificates for our ODME systems
The ODME systems offered by Insatech Marine are equipped and operational according to IMO MARPOL. It means the ODME system is supplied with type approval certificates and the MEPC specified spare parts list. It is to safeguard the ODME from regular wear and tear and in the unlikely event of a breakdown. The spare parts are delivered when the new ODME is installed, together with consumables for planned maintenance.