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Meeting 2020 marine fuel sulphur requirements

The IMO decision on 2020 marine fuel sulphur requirements is a call to action for the industry. For shipping operators, decisions need to be made whether to plan to purchase marine fuel with 0.5% sulphur content or to invest in exhaust gas cleaning systems, that would enable continued use of fuels with a higher sulphur content, says Justin Longhurst, marine fuels manager at BP.

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SOx scrubbers; a profitable investment

  Kai Låtun, VP Sales & Marketing, Yara Marine Technologies AS presentation during the 2015 GREEN4SEA Forum. In the presentation “SOx Scrubbers – a profitable investment ?”, Mr Latun looks at under which conditions the profitability of a scrubber investment should be evaluated. He gives some concrete examples of scrubber installations onboard vessels, and illustrates how to calculate paybacktime for a scrubber investment based on realtime conditions. He also reviews the costs of alternative consumables needed during scrubber operations. Yara Marine Technology, used to be known as Green Tech Marine, founded in 2010. Yara Marine Technology has supplied scrubbers since 2012 so it has tens of thousands of operating hours on scrubbers and experience on it. It is also now part of the Yara Group, which is a large Norwegian cooperation with turn over around $15,000,000,000/year and about 10,000 employees.  First of all I would like to say that I’m very happy about the presentation from Lloyds before, because he showed you a chart with green, yellow and red lines, when does it pay to have a scrubber. And being a scrubber supplier, we have very often come across this question. So, we have simply developed a calculator, where you can put ...

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Paraffin wax forming in low sulphur marine gas oil

BIMCO members have reported that they have found that paraffin has formed in (LSMGO) due to the low temperatures experienced in northern European waters during the winter. The reports state that DMA 0.1%, which was analysed to be within the specifications for ISO 8217, DMA, has been forming large amounts of paraffin in the marine gas oil (MGO) tanks which has caused problems. The cloud point for this MGO was 32 degrees celsius, which is the temperature where paraffin starts to form, but the cloud point is not part of the ISO 8217 specification. Operators should bear this in mind when stemming LSMGO in northern Europe and they are advised to find out the cloud point as well as the pour point prior to the bunkering operation. They should also think about whether it is necessary to stem DMX grade if they are trading in the Baltic or other areas where traditionally there are low sea temperatures. This would enable any operator to obtain the cloud point beforehand, since it is part of the DMX specification. Terminology ISO 8217 is the international organisation for standardisation specifications for bunkering DMA 0.1% and DMX are industry marine gas oil fuel brands Source: ...

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