Bilge Alarm Law and Legal Definition

According to 46 CFR 162.050-3 [Title 46 – Shipping; Chapter I -- Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security; Subchapter Q -- Equipment, Construction, and Materials: Specifications and Approval; Part 162 -- Engineering Equipment; Subpart 162.050 -- Pollution Prevention Equipment], bilge alarm means “an instrument that is designed to measure the oil content of oily mixtures from machinery space bilges and fuel oil tanks that carry ballast and activate an alarm at a set concentration limit and record date, time, alarm status, and operating status of the 15 ppm separator.”