Procal, part of the Parker Hannifin Corporation and the leading supplier of continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) for marine applications, has today announced that its Procal 2000 emissions analyser has been certified by Lloyd’s Register. The certification provides assurance to shipowners and operators that all available measures have been taken to verify that the analyser provides accurate and robust data to demonstrate compliance with ECA regulations.
Having undergone a process of rigorous testing and analysis under varying conditions, the analyser has been certified as compliant with recognised industry standards, including the IMO resolution MEPC 184(59) Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems and the IMO NOx Technical Code (2008) on the control of emission of Nitrogen Oxides from marine diesel engines.
The Procal 2000 is an in-situ analyser which analyses exhaust gases from the engines and boilers of ships and offshore rigs, monitors up to six gases simultaneously including SO2, CO2 and NOx. The analyser also monitors the water vapour content of the exhaust gas, enabling the operator to determine the pollutant levels on a wet and dry basis and giving the shipowner a robust reporting tool to demonstrate compliance with ECA regulations. The P2000 uses an in-situ sample cell and does not require the gas to be extracted, mitigating the need for costly, high maintenance sample handling systems and ensuring that accurate real-time data is available instantly. Through a detailed analysis of an unmodified, truly representative gas sample, shipowners will have immediate and continual access to the required data to prove compliance.
Chris Daw, business development manager, Parker Kittiwake Procal said: “Achieving Lloyd’s Register certification is a significant step in our commitment to obtaining type approval for all of our CEMS products, offering our customers the assurance that our analysers meet the utmost standards in quality and operational efficiency. With many in the industry raising concerns over the ability of bunker delivery notes to accurately verify compliance with sulphur limits, there is growing recognition that continuous monitoring technologies that measure emissions directly are the most practical and effective means of demonstrating compliance.”
Data is fed into the newly launched Parker P1200M data gathering system, which takes information from up to 16 channels to generate an accurate and reliable report to represent the data gathered by the analyser. The Procal 2000 CEMS comprises up to six exhaust mounted analysers, each with automatic verification facilities. Emissions data from the entire system is securely managed and displayed at a dedicated panel PC, with outputs to networks, control systems and reporting facilities. By transmitting this data ashore combined with the identity of the vessel, its position and port calls obtained from the AIS (Automatic Identification System), Port State Control can easily confirm compliance in port, in ECAs and in international waters.
MFAME does not endorse any products and services described in this press release. While such continuous emission monitoring systems are emerging in the market, it is worthy to note that such systems can be integrated with ‘Viswa Scrubbers’ and monitor the emissions continuously. It can be explicitly stated that scrubbers always allow you to enjoy using the fuel of your choice and fitting emissions monitoring systems will always help you to track scrubber performance and guarantee you that the vessel meets emission standards.