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Should bilge systems in the hull be kept separate from topsides drains?

asked Aug 7, 2014 in Marine by ChemKB (8,210 points)
Does bilge system in the hull is subjected to different discharge requirements? And therefore should it be kept separate from topsides drains?

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answered Aug 7, 2014 by wozniakmic (3,460 points)

Yes, it is recommended that bilge drains and topside drains be designed separate. However, If the bilge piping is tied into the topside drains system, back flow of liquids or gas into the bilge system should be prevented according to API 2T.