WR Systems to provide advanced laser emissions monitoring equipment
Japanese shipbuilder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has ordered Emsys advanced laser emissions monitoring equipment from WR Systems for two cruiseship newbuildings for Carnival Corp’s AIDA Cruise brand.
WR says the two 125,000 gt passenger vessels, which are the largest ever constructed for AIDA Cruises, feature many innovations that will set higher standards in vessel environmental performance.
According to WR the Emsys continuous emissions monitoring system has a unique laser-based emissions sensor, allowing high accuracy measurement for up to 10 exhaust stacks. The system also has the capability to measure smoke (Opacity) and Particulate Matter (PM). The standard configuration measures NOx, SOx and CO2, and has been awarded Type Approval by ABS to cover each of these pollutants. Emsys can also be configured to report carbon monoxide (CO) and methane (CH4). These latter gases are not yet covered under IMO Regulations but are seen as critical going forward, as the upward trend for using LNG as a marine fuel may bring further challenges regarding air pollution.
WR already has the contract to provide Emsys for monitoring exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) on two Royal Caribbean International ‘Freedom’ Class vessels. The Emsys system has also been fitted to offshore support vessels where multiple installations have been undertaken to meet local air permit requirements.
The company’s international maritime business director Simon Brown said: “The implementation of Emsys will provide real-world verification of the vessels’ emissions footprint and allow optimisation of operating performance through continuous emissions monitoring. Emsys has now been implemented in many critical environmental monitoring applications; we believe our combination of high accuracy laser technology and low operating costs to be a significant contributor to the award of this contract. WRSystems is dedicated to setting new standards in performance and reliability in the emissions monitoring sector, and this latest contract further underlines our progress.”
Source: World Bunkering