The sensor equipment from Danfoss IXA attempts to enable ship owners to  prove compliance with the IMO’s requirements for sulphur emissions. The sensor technology is installed on the chemical tanker Nordic Mari, owned by Nordic Tankers with Dania Ship Management as trusted manager.

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In the beginning of the test period, the durability of the sensor was challenged by the very toxic and harsh environment in which it was placed, but these problems have been solved, informed Carsten Brix Ostenfeldt, CEO, Dania Ship Management.

What is more, the sensor can document how much the ships are emitting, while this data will be sent ashore. For the future, the technology aims to compare the readings onboard Nordic Mari with other external readings, such as the sensor fitted on the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark. The latter sensor is fitted to ensure compliance with Danish and global legislation.

Additionally, the sensor enables the monitor of engines performance, in order to enhance combustion and reduce fuel costs.