With the aim of preventing air pollution from ships, the Environmental Protection committee adopted in 1997 the MARPOL Annex VI - Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships. This regulation limits the main air pollutants contained in ships exhaust gases. In the light of technological improvements, a revised MARPOL Annex VI entered into force on 1 July 2010. It progressively reduces the emissions on SOx, NOx and particulate matter and introduces emission control areas (ECAs).
The limits applicable in ECAs for SOx and particulate matter were reduced to 1.00% beginning on 1 July 2010; being further reduced to 0.10%, effective from 1 January 2015.
Regulation 16 of Annex VI (Shipboard incineration) requires offshore incinerators installed on or after 1 January 2000 to meet type approval and operating limits.
CentriClean Systems provides an effective technology which allows shipowners to significantly reduce the emissions from their shipboard incinerators.
This was of paramount importance for us!
- the shipowner said
Business area: Maritime industry; on-board incinerator emission control
Client: Oil-drilling company
Country: United States
Problem: Due to environmental regulations, emissions from the on-board incinerator had to be reduced. The emissions of 2.5 µm particle matter had to be cut by at least 50%.
Solution: A PowerSwirl® was developed to handle the airflow of 3.3 m3/s.
Reached efficiency: Testing has shown that the required threshold has been met with a large margin.