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Suggested Citation:"1 Scope." National Research Council. 1995. Clean Ships, Clean Ports, Clean Oceans: Controlling Garbage and Plastic Wastes at Sea. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4769.
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APPENDIX B 295 Annex Revised Guidelines for the Implementation of Annex V of MARPOL 73/78 The guidelines contained in MARPOL 73/78, Consolidated Edition, 1991, are amended as set out hereunder. Replace paragraph 5.4.7 with the following: ''5.4.7 Shipboard incinerators should be designed, constructed, operated and maintained in accordance with the Standard Specification for Shipboard Incinerators set out in appendix 2.'' 2 Re-number the present appendix as appendix 1. 3 Add the following as appendix 2: Appendix 2 Standard specification for shipboard incinerators 1 Scope 1.1 This specification covers the design, manufacture, performance, operation, functioning, and testing of incinerators intended to incinerate garbage and other shipboard wastes generated during the ship's normal service (i.e. maintenance, operational, domestic and cargo-associated wastes, excluding cargo-associated wastes contaminated with Annex II and III substances as defined in the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 (MARPOL 73/78)). 1.2 This specification applies to those incinerator plants with capacities up to 1,160 kW per unit. 1.3 This specification does not apply to systems on special incinerator ships, e.g. for burning industrial wastes such as chemicals, manufacturing residues, etc. 1.4 This specification does not address the electrical supply to the unit, nor the foundation connections and stack connections. 1.5 This specification provides emission requirements in annex A1 and fire protection requirements in annex A2. Provisions for incinerators integrated with heat recovery units and provisions for flue gas temperature are given in annex A3 and annex A4, respectively.

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