With the new upcoming 2015 sulphur limits (0,1%) in the ECA (Emission Control Areas) shipowners must choose a solution. Shipowners can choose between changing over from HFO to MGO, LNG or installing a scrubber on board. Currently the installation of a scrubber is recognized as best alternative.
Several manufacturers are supplying scrubbers. Most of the scrubbers consist of a wet package to remove the SOx out of the fuel and a dry package to as after treatment to remove the PM (Particle Matter) for example.
Our WFE (water in fuel) system the FID Injector can be used as a pre treatment on board. The water in fuel emulsion with the use of a homogenizer will create an better combustion. With the cleaner and better combustion your engine’s emissions will be reduced. With the FID Injector the PM will be reduced with 60 - 90%. Also every percentage injected water to the fuel will reduce the NOx with 1%.
Please find below the results from an evaluation on board the MV Schieborg.
IMP = FID Injector in FID Improver modus, so only the homogenizer in operation
FWE - Fuel Water Emulsion
With a cleaner combustion there will be less maintenance at engine and exhaust.
Currently scrubbers will increase the fuel consumption with an average of 1,5% to 2%. With the FID Injector the fuel consumption will be reduced with approximately 2%. The fuel saving from the FID Injector is achieved by the combination of smaller fuel droplets from the installed homogenizer and the special combustion from the water in fuel emulsion.
Please find below the results from an evaluation with the FID Injector which showed a fuel saving of 2%
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