Insatech Launches Smart Sulphur Switch S3

MarineLink.com
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Smart Sulphur Switch S3

Danish company Insatech A/S has developed the Smart Sulphur Switch S3 system (S3) that they say minimizes shipping companies’ additional costs as a result of the requirements stipulated in MARPOL Annex VI concerning sulphur emissions in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) in North America, the Caribbean, the Baltic and the North Sea.

The S3 system distinguishes itself through its ability to always blend and adjust two fuels to the desired sulphur content. This enables monitoring and control of sulphur emissions. The system logs and reports nett fuel sulphur content, density, and the ship's position and speed. By installing the S3 system, the shipping company will meet MARPOL’s requirements for observance as well as documentation of sulphur emissions. The shipping company’s additional costs are minimized since there is only a need for two types of fuel aboard. Irrespective of the ship’s destination, it is only necessary to carry a Marine Gas Oil (MGO), and a Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO). Outside ECAs the cheapest fuel can be burnt and when entering an ECA, the MGO and HFO blend can be adjusted in order to meet the allowed sulphur emission in the area.

According to Insatech, the S3 will provide the shipping companies with significant savings by simplifying logistics regarding fuel handling, minimizing products needed aboard, reducing the number of bunker operations, and limiting consumption of the more expensive MGO. In addition, use of chemicals is avoided and construction costs and downtime during installation are minimized. The price for the S3 is less than 5% of the price of a Gas Scrubber, which is the solution shipping companies often choose in order to control sulphur emissions, the company said. S3 is easily retrofitted and the ship does not have to be docked in order to mount the system as it can be easily mounted while the ship is at sea. Maintenance is limited to one yearly calibration.

www.insamarine.com

  • Alan Christoffersen, CEO Insatech

    Alan Christoffersen, CEO Insatech

Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

New Products

Maersk to Install Transas ECDIS on 100 Vessels

 Maersk Line, the world's largest container company, has selected Transas Marine for ECDIS implementation on more than 100 vessels, Transas announced today.

KVH Outlines Ship-to-Shore Connectivity

The next generation of connectivity between ship and shore will be dominated by the development of applications to help ship owners and managers reduce costs by enhancing operational efficiency,

Enhancements for Standard 22 Gyro Compass

The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz has announced a new revision of the Anschütz Standard 22 Gyro Compass System. The enhancements improve

Marine Propulsion

Becker Marine at Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo

Becker Marine Systems product presentation at the dutch Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo will put a strong focus on environmentally-friendly technology for the

Shipbuilding First: Strategic Delivers StratCat to Njord Offshore

Strategic Marine delivered a world’s first to European windfarm service sector operator, Njord Offshore.  This vessel builds on the success of the first eight

Rolls-Royce Propulsion Package for Polar Ship

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by ship builder Fincantieri to supply a fully integrated propulsion system for Norway’s new Polar Research Vessel, which

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1854 sec (5 req/sec)