EGCSA hosts workshop on 2020 sulphur transition

04 Apr 2017

The Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA) has invited technical experts to explain the impact of the 2020 sulphur cap, and industry representatives to share best practice, at a workshop on 22 May.

Speakers from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), a containership operator and the sludge collecting sector, as well as emissions abatement specialists will examine new regulations and discuss the most efficient methods to meet the global sulphur emissions requirements that will enter into force in 2020.

Talks will cover topics including EU Commission sulphur inspectors, details of EMSA’s Thetis S database (which records sulphur inspections), the US Vessel General Permit review process, sampling point best practices and PAH instrument verification standardisation. Delegates will hear from a ship owner about their key considerations when purchasing exhaust gas clean-ing systems; from an expert on refinery utilisation ; and from marine retrofit specialists on options for efficient retrofit installation.

The sludge collecting industry will present its views on optimising sludge collection design in an exhaust gas cleaning system to minimise collection costs. An interactive discussion session, during which delegates will be able to raise specific question with the presenters, will end the workshop.
Donald Gregory, directory, EGCSA, said: “This is the third in a series of workshops the EGCSA is holding to inform and support the marine industry as it manages the transition to the 2020 global sulphur cap. We work in partner-ship with a number of organisations around the world to promote and facilitate the safe and sustainable reduction of emissions.”

The EGCSA workshop will run from 0900 to 1730 at The Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel and will be followed by a 'self-pay' dinner. A limited number of tickets for non-members are available.

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