The Eco Friendly Discharge Companion I is a Coalesce type oily water separator designed to work in conjunction with Series 2 & 4 Arid Bilge Systems
Consider the benefits . . .
If you currently have an oil leak on the yacht, that oil will dispurse into the bilge water and is finally pumped over the side. You could be fined for water pollution, even though you might not be aware that there was a leak. Eventually, as that oil leak becomes more serious, you end up finding it, but only after making a mess of your yachting adventure.
With the Arid Bilge System and Eco Friendly Discharge Companion combination, everything changes. With this installation, the bilges are maintained 100% dry. If a layer of oil is captured in the central chamber of the Eco Friendly Discharge Companion, it can be manually drained. Now the volume and type of oil leaked can be observed. Finding an oil stain in a dry bilge makes it a breeze to locate and fix the source of that leak. In the long run, the yacht becomes more reliable, and smaller repairs are made sooner before more serious damage is done to the motors. Pollution fines are also avoided while protecting the surrounding marine habitat. This becomes a win-win situation with cleaner bilges, a cleaner environment and lower maintenance costs in the long run.
Why can't I just connect the Eco Friendly to my bilge pump?
The Series 2 & 4 Arid Bilge Systems are low flow units. They allow for “resident time” of liquids in the central chamber of the Eco Friendly, which allows the oil to rise to the top forming a surface layer. When connected to a standard bilge pump, the Eco Friendly would simply overflow sending the mess back into your bilge.
What standards or certifications does the Eco Friendly meet?
What maintenance is required?
How does the Eco Friendly work?
Discharge from the Arid Bilge System enters on the left side of the box into the first of two chambers. Chamber 1 allows the air to escape. Flow is restricted through a 3/8″ standpipe to chamber 2 which is the largest of the two chambers. An additional port between chambers 1 & 2 allows any accumulated surface layer of oil to travel to the second chamber during full discharges from the Series 2 and 4 Arid Bilge System. An oil drain located on the face of chamber 2 allows for the draining of oil manually. A second vertical standpipe allows the flow to continue to the second (check) chamber. The second chamber with its full length standpipe prevents siphoning and maintains the minimum liquid level of the entire separator. Water exits the Eco Friendly through a gravity feed.