Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded Type Approval in principle to SeaARCTOS for its emissions monitoring technology ARCTOS-1, which monitors CO2, methane (CH4) and sulphur dioxide (SO2) exhaust levels with a dedicated sensor attached to a vessel’s exhaust stack.
ccording to LR, ARCTOS-1’s analysis enables ship owners and operators to understand their vessel emissions remotely at any time and can provide confirmation that a vessel has successfully switched fuels and lowered SO2 emissions prior to entering Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA).
Sea Arctos’ technology will provide stakeholders with vital data and analysis of their exhaust emissions, helping ship owners and operators to increase their efficiency.
… said Andy McKeran, Chief Commercial Officer, Lloyd’s Registe
SeaARCTOS has recently completed over 20,000 hours of real-world testing of the unit, gathering data from the fleets including those of Interlink Maritime and Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement.
ARCTOS-1 is provided on a subscription model, requiring no hardware purchase, communications costs or other hidden charges, enabling the data to be collected as needed by owners and operators.
Co-ordination with a vessel’s flag state means that inspecting agencies can receive time-stamped and geo-tagged data that demonstrates when and where fuel switching took place.
The Type Approval in principle signifies all required regulatory testing has been successfully completed following LR’s process of independent design review, sample testing and verification of production controls.
ARCTOS-1 is the only solution that can reliably collect and transit emissions data to the stakeholders that need it, enabling owners to increase transparency, demonstrate compliance and improve efficiency of vessel inspections.
… said Michael Kougellis, CEO, SeaARCTOS