Parker Procal has announced that its Procal 2000 emissions analyser has received DNV-GL certification.
It has met the requirements of MEPC 184(59) Chapter 6 on emission testing of CO2 and SO2, as well as the requirements of the revised MARPOL Annex VI and NOx Technical Code 2008.
The analyser’s certification helps owners to provide robust evidence to demonstrate compliance with ECA regulations. Parker Procal is a part of the Parker Hannifin Corporation and the supplier of continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) for marine applications.
The Procal 2000 is an in-situ product which analyses the gases from the combustion of residual and distillate fuel. It also measures the water content of the exhaust so that CO2 and SO2 can be reported on both a wet and a dry basis, demonstrating compliance with emission control area (ECA) regulations in port and in international waters.
Chris Daw, of Procal, said, “DNV-GL certification is a significant step for the Procal 2000 analyser, particularly as the industry is recognising the importance of CEMS in ensuring compliance with increasingly stringent emissions regulations. With the latest ECA regulations and incoming EU MRV requirements, shipowners are under significant pressure to prove compliance or else face significant fines they can ill-afford.
“The Procal in-situ CEMS analyser can measure up to six exhaust gases such as SO2, CO2 , NO, and NO2. The analysers are connected to a data acquisition system, which displays data logs and re-transmits the monitored concentrations and SO2:CO2 ratio – in accordance with IMO regulations – without manual intervention. This, linked with the low maintenance requirements, makes it an ideal marine monitoring system.”
In contrast to extractive sampling where a gas sample needs to be physically extracted from the system for analysis, ‘in-situ’ monitoring provides a continuous, real-time measurement of the content of exhaust gases, with data provided instantaneously on a display that can be installed in the engine room and on the bridge.