TeamTec Incinerators

The TeamTec Incinerators are the ultimate solution for waste treatment onboard vessels, offshore units and onshore facilities. Our vast range of models and versions cover capacities from 190 000 kcal/h to 1 290 000 kcal/h.

Incineration of liquid and solid waste is considered to be an environmental friendly way of waste management. Onboard incineration with local management of sludge oil and solid waste is highly appreciated, and recommended by the International Marine Organisation (IMO) and all the class societies. The TeamTec Incinerators are computerized (PLC) to make the daily use simple, automated and safe for the user over a long product life, and always ensuring compliance with the IMO regulations. Our incinerators are also perfect for waste treatment at onshore facilities, especially in remote areas. We have supplied TeamTec Incinerators to power plants, mines, hotel resorts and military units all over the world. Please note that local regulations may differ from the marine regulations. All models are running at a high temperature to enable high capacity for burning both liquid and solid waste, and in spite of this, have small dimensions. Allow us to give you a guided tour on this aspect.

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What can be incinerated?

According to the IMO regulations the following solid and liquid waste can be burned in an IMO certified shipboard incinerator:

  • Plastic, cardboard, wood
  • Rubber, cloth, oily rags, lub oil filters
  • Diesel engine scavenge scraping
  • Paint scraping
  • Food waste, etc.
  • Sludge oil, waste lubrication oil
  • Hospital waste, female hygienic binds
  • Destruction of contaminated water

Material, which contains more than traces of heavy metal and of refined petroleum products containing halogen compounds, is prohibited to be incinerated. Light bulbs contain heavy metal and thus, are prohibited to incinerate. Under shipboard operational waste the following materials have a density placing them in the category of heavy metal:

  • Mercury
  • Lead
  • Nickel
  • Vanadium
  • Zinc

IMO Annex VI regulation 16 prohibits incineration on ship of certain products, such as contaminated packaging materials and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Do not incinerate metals like soda and food can plates, flatware, serving spoons/tray, hardware (nuts & bolts), structural pieces, wire rope, chains, glass, such as bottles, jars, drinking glasses, flammable materials such as bottles or cans containing flammable liquids or gasses and aerosol cans. Do not incinerate heavy loads with plastic or bulk food waste. Read the instruction/warning label on the garbage door. Loading of glass will result in a rock hard slag, which is difficult to remove from the refractory lining. Please download our Guidelines for Safe Incineration.

Criteria for selection of proper sized incinerator

When choosing your incinerator model, several factors should be considered:

  1. The intention of the incinerator – Incineration of sludge oil, solid waste or both
  2. Requested capacity for burning of sludge oil – TeamTec recommend to choose an incinerator with the capacity to burn approx. 1% of the ship’s daily bunker consumption, incinerated within 8-12 hours of operation. The equivalent sludge tank capacity should correspond to 2% of the daily bunker consumption
  3. Requested capacity for burning of solid waste Estimated amount of solid waste onboard a vessel is approx. 2 kg per person, and for cruise liners approx. 3 kg per person.
Recommendations for installation of marine incinerator system

An incinerator consists of a combustion chamber with burner unit, sludge burning equipment and an electric control panel. It is assembled in one complete unit resting on 4 or 6 feet or pads. The unit is to be welded or bolted firmly to the deck, platform or the ground. Due to the unique TeamTec flue gas/cooling fan, always ensuring neccesary underpressure in the combustion chamber, there are no limitations to where the incinerator can be installed onboard the vessel. The flue gas is delivered as a separate unit. It is to be installed in the most convenient place close to the incinerator, or away from the unit itself, for instance in the funnel. TeamTec also supply containerized units for installation on deck or for onshore facilities.


Our incinerators are certified in compliance with IMO-Resolution MEPC. 244(66) adopted April 4th, 2014 (Replacing MEPC. 76(40)), Standard Specifications of Shipboard Incinerators, and IMO MARPOL ANNEX VI adopted 26. September 1997. TeamTec maintain type approvals from DNV/GL, USCG, ABS, LRS and RMRS for most models, and will usually satisfy requirements of other classification societies. Through DNV, all models are continuously certified in accordance with MED (European Marine Equipment Directive). We are able and ready to pursue any special needs for certification for our clients, through our extended contacts with the classification societies.