De-sulphuring for Bunker Fuel
With impending IMO rules on allowable sulphur content in exhaust gas from all ships above 500 gross tons, the search for efficient and cost effective systems to permit high sulphur bunkers to be used has reached a new level of urgency. The adoption of a .5% open ocean maximum sulphur content by 2020 is forcing ship owners to address this problem at once.
Options like burning Marine Gas Oil (MGO) or Marine Diesel Oil (MDO) will basically double the fuel cost for most ships. The other popular option is to install scrubbers (costing millions of dollars per unit) which will take the Sulphur out of the exhaust gas before it is discharged to the atmosphere.
De-Sul® is an system which removes almost all the sulphur from regular HFO and IFO bunker fuels.
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