AUGUST 27, 2014 — Norfolk, VA, based WR Systems (WR) is launching a new variant of its Laser Based Emissions monitor at the upcoming SMM event in Hamburg, Germany.
Called the Emsys-iS, the new system is designed specifically for exhaust gas scrubber applications and is targeted at both scrubber manufacturers and shipowners.
Simon Brown, WR's International Business Director, explains the reasons for the new product: "Our standard Emsys extractive unit was just too over-specified for the application! Scrubbers just need monitoring of SO2 and CO2, so all our other gases and PM features were not required. Our customers love the calibration-free laser technology but asked us to pare down the specification and make it a more compact unit which helps in their scrubber retrofits. Our team looked at simplifying the installation, reducing the monitored gases and removing the non-mandated gases. The Emsys-iS has all the horsepower of Emsys, just in a small and, more importantly, cost-effective package."
WR plans to start delivering the new product on January 1, 2015 to coincide with the introduction of new IMO Emissions Control Area limits on sulfur.
"Our Emsys system has been deployed on around 20 scrubber projects so far," says Mr. Brown, "but our philosophy has never been to sell products rather than sell solutions. So when the users give feedback on their requirements after gaining experience in this developing market, our team comes up with innovative ideas backed by sound engineering. The Emsys-iS is only 800 mm x 600 mm x 300 mm so fits right on the stack. We provide both a real-time output to control the scrubber operation and approved data records for ECA compliance. I am really looking forward to SMM as I am convinced the Emsys-iS meets the industry's needs for specification, simplicity, and value."