Scrubber Advisory update addresses retrofits
The latest ABS Scrubber Advisory update addresses retrofitting existing vessels with an exhaust gas scrubber system.
ABS has helped lead the way in helping industry prepare for upcoming air emission requirements by producing guidance on scrubbers to advice on gas and low sulphur fuels, This latest update means that ABS now covers the full range of compliance solutions.
“Many in the industry are still evaluating their 2020 Global Sulphur Cap compliance options, trying to determine their most cost-effective and operationally suitable solution,” said Derek Novak, ABS Senior Vice President Technology and Engineering.
This updated Advisory available from www.eagle.org provides background on the different types of available scrubber technologies along with the associated installation and operational challenges during new construction and retrofitting of existing vessels.
Previously, ABS introduced the world’s first scrubber-ready notation, providing guidance for owners who are planning to retrofit their vessel with a SOx scrubber at a future date.
ABS said that by looking ahead during the design phase and accounting for possible future retrofits, owners are better prepared to cost-effectively manage future regulatory requirements.
Last month, ABS released the Advisory on Marine Fuel Oil, providing in-depth technical guidance covering a range of topics, from fuel properties to operational risks to potential preparations.
ABS can further support operators by completing a techno-economic analysis of the arrangements. Such studies consider the impact of capital and operating expenses to determine the life cycle cost of the installation, providing critical information to support vessel owners and operators in the decision-making process.
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