Carnival Cruise Lines orders Water Fuel Emulsion systems for Carnival Sunrise, Carnival Freedom and Carnival Spirit. Both Carnival Sunrise and Carnival Freedom will receive their second WFE system, while for Carnival Spirit it will be the first installation.
The systems will assist Carnival (Ecospray) AAQS (Advance Air Quality System) with reducing NOx, soot and particulate matter. The WFE system will reduce these emissions and will reduce fuel consumption due to the combustion improvement. With a combustion improvement there will be less dirt inside scrubbers wastewater.
Read more about the Water Fuel Emulsion systems here
What else have we been doing at IPCO Power during the past months. We have been renovating a beautiful S&S Swan 44 from 1973. You can check the whole story here: https://lnkd.in/eyese7cy
The yacht is now ready for new adventures under a new owner.
We received a call from a client who was looking in to pressure test heater elements in several pressure class and sizes. Yes IPCO Power can assist with your technical projects!
Project consist of a DN300 PN40 tube with adapters:
DN300 to DN 250 PN16
DN300 to DN 250 PN10
DN300 to DN 200 PN16
DN300 to DN 200 PN10
DN300 to DN 150 PN16
Display with pressure transmitter
Pump to create max 60 bar pressure
At the moment most vessels are focusing in reducing operational costs. Fuel is the biggest operational costs. The use of the IPCO Power WFE system (FID Injector) will result in more effective combustion, lower fuel consumption and a reduction of NOx, Soot and PM pollutants, while the engine’s combustion chambers, pistons, exhaust system and lube oil will stay much cleaner.
Currently 130 Water Fuel Emulsion systems from IPCO are in operation!
The benefits are coming from the 2 parts of treatment:
Firstly, the fuel homogenizer reduces fuel droplet size to 3 micron and smaller. Smaller fuel droplets enhance combustion, lower emissions and improve fuel economy.
Adding water to the fuel:
Secondly the WFE system the FID Injector is a combustion improvement system designed to create a stable “water in fuel” emulsion. The system is installed before the mixing tank. The implementation of emulsified fuel significantly enhances fuel atomization and distribution in the combustion chamber.
Schematic representation of combusting fuel emulsion:
NOx reductions using water in fuel emulsions are significant; approximately 1% NOx reduction is achieved for every 1% injected water. Using existing fuel systems, water content is limited to 20%. The FID Injector has a cost advantage over other systems, primarily due to its simplicity in system installation and operation. With the better combustion your exhaust will stay cleaner. This will lead to cleaner wash water from scrubber systems.
The FID Injector (WFE) system is one of the simplest systems to reduce the particulate matter and soot emissions significantly. The system will target these emissions at the source, the fuel.
Operational costs are low as the only major requirement to the Injector is the water addition. The FID Injector has a small footprint, and all necessary components are available inside the frame. The FID Injector is installed between booster feed pump and mix tank to simply control the water injection.
Benefits from our Water Fuel Emulsions system:
Up to 2% fuel saving with a 4 stroke engine and 2,4% with a 2 stroke.
Less engine maintenance
Up to 20% NOx reduction
Less black smoke
Up to 90% PM and Soot reduction
Assisting your ships scrubber system (keep the scrubber cleaner)
Scrubber wash water will be cleaner
Example of the benefits:
The soot reduction was confirmed for example by the Seabourn Odyssey. After installation of the WFE system they had half of the soot waste during the monthly cleaning of the EGB.
Steam pipes before and after the installation of the IPCO WFE system.
Evaluation on board HAL Ryndam
Results during the evaluation on board HAL Ryndam were the same as the evaluation from Lloyds Register with Carnival Corp.
Emission reduction measured on board vessel from Costa
Princess sixth and final Royal class vessel the Discovery Princess will be equipped with IPCO Power's Water Fuel Emulsion systems. The systems will assist Carnival (Ecospray) AAQS (Advance Air Quality System) with reducing NOx, soot and particulate matter. The WFE system will reduce these emissions and will reduce fuel consumption due to the combustion improvement. With a combustion improvement there will be less dirt inside scrubbers waste water.
Last week the IPCO Power Water Fuel Emulsion systems (WFE) were commissioned with remote assistance from our service engineers. Due to travel restrictions it is not simple to visit the vessels. The on board project manager did a superb job in having the systems and running.
Shalx Equipment&Engineering in Hong Kong sold IPCO Power's fuel homogenizers for 2 x 210,000 DWT new builds. (BC210K-8 and BC210K-9)
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At it’s Guadaloupe’s power plant EDF was experiencing fuel related issues with asphaltenes. The safety fuel oil filters were clogging relatively frequently.
IPCO Power’s Fuel Homogenizer is installed to reduce fuel droplet size and prevent issues with asphaltenes. This to assure best efficiency in operation.
Are you ready for the upcoming NOx regulations in the Baltic and North Sea? January 1th 2021 is coming soon. Water Fuel Emulsions are the most financial friendly way to comply.
Possible with HFO, MGO and biofuels
Read at our Water Fuel Emulsion page
Our Fuel Treatment Systems does not only work on heavy fuel oil. Also with diesel fuel the homogenizer will improve combustion and will reduce soot emissions. The system is for example installed on the push tug Quattro with 4 x Caterpillar C18 engines.
IPCO Power proudly confirms Tech-Solutions as it’s distributor and service partner for Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and Denmark. Tech-Solutions is a Danish Export Company with years of experience in sourcing of quality Technical Solutions and Products.
Many years of cooperation with Danish and European Manufacturers has given us a thorough knowledge of innovative solutions that most often brings our customers great savings.
Solutions that are directed towards Caring about the Global Environment.
With the additional of the IPCO Power Fuel Homogenizers Tech-Solutions can offer Sludge Reduction, Combustion Improvement for boiler plants, power plants and shipping.
More information can be found on www.tech-solutions.dk
Since the implementation of the 2020 compliant 0.5% sulphur fuel, the shipping industry is facing significant challenges, mainly due to the poor and inconsistent quality of the blended fuels. Blended fuel can become very unstable which can lead to major issues inside the fuel system, engine, and combustion process.
We are receiving an increased number of queries asking if fuel homogenizers work on 2020 compliant fuel, and it is important to understand that 2020 compliant fuel is only referring to 0,50% Sulphur, it does not mean that any other part of the specification of the fuel is improved. On the contrary, there are already numerous reports within the industry of significant damage to main engines and excessive sludge problems after vessels have changed over to the new compliant fuel.
As most of the new compliant fuels are a blend of HFO and various percentages of ‘cutter stock’ it is difficult to know what the exact blend ratio or composition is, which can lead to instability (stratification, excessive sludge) and incompatibility issues. The ISO fuel specifications do not regulate this.
So if you have a tank fuel of “bad” fuel you can use our FID Recycler to reactivate the fuel again.
The pump will circulate the fuel over the tank. All fuel will be handled by the fuel homogenizer at the same skid.The fuel homogenizer will reduce fuel droplets size and make a homogeneous fuel.
Last couple of weeks we started Water Fuel Emulsion systems on board of Sky Princess, Regal Princess and Caribbean Princess. Sky Princess is Princess newest vessel. We appreciate Princess commitment in to emission reduction.
IPCO Power receives order to supply Water Fuel Emulsions systems for Carnival Miracle and Carnival Victory. The WFE system the FID Injector is a combustion improvement system designed to create a stable “water in fuel” emulsion. The system is installed before the mixing tank. The implementation of emulsified fuel significantly enhances fuel atomization and distribution in the combustion chamber.
Last week the Water Fuel Emulsion system on board Pacific Princess was commissioned. The systems will feed the engines equipped with Exhaust Gas Scrubbers. With the FID Injector there will be a significant reduction in particulate matter, soot and NOx. Water Fuel Emulsions will reduce the visible smoke.
IPCO Power receives new order to equip Sea Princess and Golden Princess with it's Water Fuel Emulsion system the FID Injector. The systems will be installed to assist the Ecospray exhaust gas scrubber to reduce particulate matter and soot emissions with at the same time a 2% fuel saving.
With the 2020 Sulphur cap the Sulphur limits on fuel will be reduced from 3,50% to 0,50%. Shipowners can take several options to comply:
On a regular basis we currently receive questions if fuel homogenizer work on 2020 compliant fuel. It is important to understand that 2020 compliant fuel is only referring to 0,50% Sulphur. It does not mean that any other part of the specification of the fuel is improved.
Fuel homogenizers have the highest improvement with HFO 180 – 700.
With the 0,50% Sulphur compliant fuel the viscosity of the fuel will be reduced, but still most of the used fuel will be above the HFO 180 grade.
The expectations for the 2020 compliant fuels are problems with:
In these areas the homogenizers excel. Homogenizers will improve fuel into a homogenous mixture. Even when batches are sometimes incompatible.
Engine makers and insurance companies are expecting severe issues with the upcoming compliant (but sometimes) untested fuels.
The fuel homogenizers will add another layer of protection.
As newest addition to Seabourn's fleet of cruise ships also the Seabourn Ovation is now equipped with IPCO's Water Fuel Emulsions systems. NOx reductions using water in fuel emulsions are significant; approximately 1% NOx reduction is achieved for every 1% injected water. The FID Injector (WFE) system is one of the simplest systems to reduce the particulate matter and soot emissions significantly. The system will target these emissions at the source, the fuel. The FID Injector has a small footprint and all necessary components are available inside the frame.
Last week the IPCO WFE systems (FID Injector) on board P&O Oceana were commissioned. The systems will assist Carnival (Ecospray) AAQS (Advance Air Quality System) with reducing NOx, soot and particulate matter. The WFE system will reduce these emissions and will reduce fuel consumption due to the combustion improvement. With a combustion improvement there will be less dirt inside scrubbers waste water.
Bart Sluimer is the General Manager of IPCO Power. IPCO Power is an international company specialized in environmental solutions for the petrochemical-, shipping- and power industry. Find us on google+ and twitter