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Scrubbers - Owners and operators of closed loop scrubbers are risking non-compliance with emissions regulations due to inaccurate water test readings

Despite surveys reporting that large sections of the maritime industry are unprepared, and calls by some for a delay, the IMO confirmed at its April meeting (MEPC 72) that the implementation of the 0.5% sulphur cap on marine fuel would proceed as scheduled on 1st Jan2020. Shipowners and operators now have barely 18 months in order to decide which route to compliance they must follow in order to meet MARPOL’s Annex VI regulations.   CTG has direct experience of compliance testing and has an in-depth working knowledge of the high standards demanded by regulators. CTG’s Sea Sentry scrubber wash water monitoring system has the capability to measure the required parameters of water in open & closed loop scrubbers, providing accurate data that proves compliance with scrubber wash water regulations.

 

CTG presenting and exhibiting at the Sulphur Cap 2020 Conference, 17-18 April 2018, Amsterdam

CTG’s Maritime Manager, Stephanie Lavelle presenting on “Monitoring Waste Wash Water from Scrubbers” at the Sulphur Cap 2020 Conference, 17-18 April 2018, Amsterdam. Stephanie outlined CTG's Green Shipping Initiatives for monitoring wash water from Exhaust Gas Scrubber Systems to ensure vessels are fully compliant with global regulations.

 

Ballast water compliance testing from the experts!

“The lack of an agreed industry standard for ballast water testing and analysis is creating risk for both shipowners and the environment," said CTG's Manging Director, Dr Brian Phillips. "To eliminate the risk of any ambiguity over results, potential fines, delays and reputational damage, it is vital that ballast water sampling and analysis is conducted using a proven methodology and is measured to a consistent standard.”

 

Scrubbers - Owners and operators of closed loop scrubbers are risking non-compliance with emissions regulations due to inaccurate water test readings

"Owners and operators of closed loop scrubbers are risking non-compliance with emissions regulations due to inaccurate water test readings," said CTG's Managing Director, Dr Brian Phillips.

One of the principle challenges associated with wet scrubbing is handling the wash water discharge. Wash water needs to be treated and monitored for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are harmful to the environment, prior to being discharged in the sea. CTG's Sea Sentry is a fully autonomous system which monitors both the sensor inlet and outlet of wet exhaust gas scrubber systems

 

owners need accurate monitoring come 2020

"Owners need accurate monitoring come 2020" - Article by Dr Brian Phillips in Tanker Operator Magazine (March 2018)

The impending 2020 0.5% sulphur cap on marine fuel is putting pressure on shipowners and operators to decide which path they will take in complying with MARPOL’s Annex VI regulations. Shipowners must assess the merits of the 3 main commonly accepted compliance options – switching from Heavy Fuel Oil  to distillates, the use of Liquefied Natural Gas  as a marine fuel, or by installing exhaust gas emission cleaners (scrubbers). For those going down the scrubber route, CTG has direct experience of compliance and the high standards demanded by regulators. CTG’s Sea Sentry   scrubber wash water monitoring system has the capability to accurately measure the required parameters of water in open loop & closed loop scrubbers, providing accurate data that proves compliance with wash water regulations.

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