The need to demonstrate environmental responsibility is key for today’s marine and offshore industries. Charterers and the public demand high standards of performance and reliability. Fuels and exhaust gas emissions are also the subject of international, regional and national controls. The most significant is IMO MARPOL Annex VI – Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships, which also applies to mobile offshore drilling units and other oil industry platforms.
The most important gases in terms of emissions are currently sulphur oxides – SOx, and nitrogen oxides – NOx. Annex VI has a schedule for significant reductions in both over the next 10 years. The creation of Emission Control Areas and stringent limits on fuel sulphur content in port are challenging particularly for the shipping industry and its suppliers. Ship operators have near imminent decisions to make based on a complex set of circumstances and a fluid regulatory background. The penalties for non-compliance are potentially huge. Whilst the pace of change has created uncertainty and appears to have pushed the boundaries for some technologies, the Protea 2000 emissions monitoring system has been proven in long-term service onboard ship as a robust and reliable method of confirming compliance with emissions regulations.
Direct in-situ measurement
- One analyser measures multiple gases
- No requirement for extractive sample handling systems
- Auto-verification facilities
- Measurement of exhaust from residual and distillate fuel combustion
- High sensitivity at low levels
- User friendly display and secure recording of data from up to 6 analysers
- Multiple data outputs
Marine Emissions Analysers
Protea 2000 In-Situ Infra-red gas analyser connected to a Protea Control Unit forms the basis of a Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS).
Marine Emissions Analyser Control Unit
The rugged Marine Emissions System Controller provides proven analyser control, data reporting, integration and diagnostic information for our marine installations.
New and existing marine emissions requirements are satisfied by Protea’s range of emissions analysers and fuel oil test equipment.
With approval from a number of classification societies, backed up by MCERTS emissions and EX zone approvals, Protea’s Marine Emissions analyser meet the legislative requirements.
Marine Scrubber Control
Protea’s marine emissions analyser play an important role in the operation and control of on-board emissions scrubbers. With regulations as laid out in the IMO publication MARPOL Annex VI, control of SO2 emissions from vessels is critical for operators.
Marine Support Network
With our marine analysers installed on vessels all over the world, the ongoing service and support for the equipment is satisfied by our dedicated network working in and around major ports and installation locations.
In recent years, new regulations have been introduced governing emissions from ships.