The system is intended for separating oil out of oil-water mixtures, in particular bilge water. Solids are also separated. The system is certified in accordance with IMO resolution MEPC.107(49). The MPEB is a compact built, two-stage separator with continuous, reliable operation. The separation takes place consecutively in a common pressure tank.
Stage 1: Multiphase separator MPS (PPT-BWS)
In the first stage (MPS) multiphase mixtures (water, oil and solids) are separated. This is achieved through flow along the profiled MPS plates and through adhesion forces. Large oil drops form and float upwards into the oil collecting dome. Solids and other heavy substances slide downwards along the profiled MPS plates and collect as sludge at the bottom of the tank.
Stage 2: Mechanical emulsion and foam breaker MESB
through coalescing elements from the inside to the outside. The finest oil droplets (≥ 1 μm) coalesce in a microfibre bed to form large oil drops which rise up into the oil dome.
The medium is nearly oil-free at the MESB tank outlet