Updated ClassNK guidance for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

04 Sep 2017
The new scrubber guidance includes the results of joint research and testing on actual systems

The new scrubber guidance includes the results of joint research and testing on actual systems

ClassNK has released the second version of its Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems to help owners and operators meet tighter sulphur limits.

With growing interest in Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems installation stemming from stricter global sulphur limits, this new guidance includes the results of joint research and testing on actual systems.

Based on the first version Guidelines released in August 2014, the second version of the Guidelines In interprets the updated IMO guidelines and incorporates standards for installation of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems.

The Guidelines also include requirements for obtaining class notations signifying that a ship fulfills requirements for the installation and ready of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems.

In an effort to reduce SOx and PM emissions from ships, MARPOL Annex VI limits the maximum allowable amount of sulphur contents of fuel oil used onboard globally, as well as place stricter requirements in geographically defined Emission Control Areas (ECA).

To comply with the SOx and PM regulation, Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems, which reduce the amount of SOx and PM in ship emissions, are one method for complying with the regulations in addition to use of the compliant fuel.

The Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Ver. 2 are available free of charge via ClassNK’s website www.classnk.com for those who have registered for the ClassNK “My Page” service.

Registration for the “My Page” service is free of charge by visiting the ClassNK website and clicking on the “My Page Login” button.

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