JULY 14, 2016 — Alfa Laval says it is ready to help customers meet a global 0.5% sulfur fuel limit, whether the decision is taken at October's meeting of IMO's Marine Environmental Protection Committee meeting (MEPC70) meeting or postponed until 2025.
Alfa Laval will unveil the latest addition to its exhaust gas scrubber line — PureSOX Global for 0.5% sulfur compliance — as part of a major expansion of the PureSOx platform that will be released at the upcoming SMM event in Hamburg, Germany.
PureSOx Global will be taking its place alongside the existing PureSOx ECA system for 0.1% sulfur compliance while a PureSOx Flex system will offer compliance at both levels
."Scrubbers are the proven route to compliance, whereas the costs and infrastructure associated with LNG remain uncertain," says René Diks, Manager Marketing & Sales, Exhaust Gas Cleaning. "For owners or operators of a big fleet, now is the time to start investigating options and to consider gaining experience with a first scrubber installation."
The current PureSOx technology – now operating in over 70 proven systems, including the original pilot from 2009 – will continue to be used throughout the expanded PureSOx platform.
The PureSOx Global, PureSOx Flex and PureSOx ECA versions will all be available in open-loop, closed-loop and hybrid arrangements, with either U-design or inline I-design scrubbers.
All versions are intended to provide payback after a maximum of three years, even considering the smaller difference in price between 0.5% and 0.1% sulfur fuels compared to the difference between 0.1% sulfur fuel and HFO.