With the proposed introduction of the EU’s monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport, the maritime industry is investigating the various allowable options to record and verify its CO2 footprint, says Emsys.
Within the proposal, ANNEX 1, Method D allows for direct measurement of CO2 from engines, boilers, incinerators and other emitting devices.
WR Systems already has Type Approval (from ABS) for the measurement of mass emissions using its laser-based Emsys Emissions Monitoring System (EMS). The latest upgrade uses in-stack exhaust gas mass flow sensors to measure the total output, and calculations provide stack emissions rates in kilograms per hour (kg/h) and total mass emissions in kilograms and tonnes (kg/tonnes) for each measured gas, including CO2.
WR says that it has received a number of orders for Emsys emissions mass flow systems for new-build contracts in the Far East, with its current order book stretching into 2015.
“Emsys was always designed as a tool to help owners comply with the relevant emissions regulations, but additionally to provide data which can allow optimisation of vessel performance,” said Simon Brown, WR’s director of International Maritime Business.
“WR’s Emsys program was created to meet the requirements of both IMO and market-based instruments (MBIs); therefore, we became the first company to type-approve a marine EMS for this purpose in September 2010. The maritime market is constantly changing, scrubbers are now being rapidly implemented to meet the forthcoming SOX regulations, and Emsys has proven itself the compliance monitor of choice on many different scrubber types.”
“Many new technologies and vessel design features will be introduced and data from Emsys will help verify the efficacy of the reductions claimed using our new and unique mass emissions flowrate option.”