There are numerous characteristics and sizes of navy vessels and which also vary in number of crew members. Regardless of its function the handling of food waste must be swift and easy. Within coastal waters known as special areas discharge of ground food waste into the sea is only permitted while the vessel is en route and not less than 12 nautical miles from land. Other vessels voyage outside the special areas where it is permitted to discharge ground food waste into the sea if the ship is en route and not less than 3 nautical miles from land.
Regarding both cases, the food waste must be ground in a food waste disposer before discharge, and capable of passing through a screen with openings no greater than 25mm.
Disperator food waste disposers within the product series 500, 500A, 500V, 500RS, 500EX, GTS-E65, GTS-Mini hold the DNV-GL Statement of Compliance with MARPOL Annex V for regulation of disposal of ground food waste at sea.
On smaller navy vessels and submarines with smaller galleys and waste areas, a disposer for the release of this waste pursuant to the IMO regulations may very well be fully adequate to simplify life onboard. For larger vessels, complete food waste handling systems including a disposer connected to a vacuum system, dewatering equipment and a storage tank are sometimes a necessity.
For special requirements where seawater is used as flushing water, to save on limited access of freshwater, Disperator is also able to supply disposers with this application.
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