OPSIS provides various monitoring solutions for marine vessels. One application is to monitor in Inert Gas Generators (IGG) onboard ships to control the quality of the nitrogen. The reliable systems supply accurate values continuously, and presents it directly to the control system.
Process control of a SO2 scrubber on a ship is a challenge due to wet and corrosive gases. In such environment, extractive gas sampling systems require high levels of maintenance in order to operate correctly. OPSIS monitoring system solves this by using an optical, non-contact, cross-duct technique. A light beam is sent across the duct or stack to be measured, and the captured light is sent through an optical fibre cable to an analyser. The analyser measures SO2, CO2 and NOx concentrations using UV and IR...
While land-based industry has been subject to strenuous emissions regulations over the past decades, air emissions from sea-going ships’ machinery has so far been largely unregulated. As a result, according to EU statistics, ships have become the single biggest source of sulphur dioxide (SO2) within the EU. The US EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency) reports similar findings, i.e., that the proportion of air pollutants released which can be attributed to the shipping industry is increasing. MARPOL Annex...
Research programmes demand both technology and affordable products to cover studies from rivers to full ocean depth. Valeport have gained significant knowledge through close collaboration with some of the worlds leading institutes. A clear example of this is our CTD sensor fitted to the seal tags of the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) of St Andrews University, Scotland as they monitor marine mammal behaviour within their oceanic environment, by obtaining oceanographic quality CTD casts.
With vast experience in the Oil & Gas sector, we help you to perform, comply and thrive. Although energy flows around the world can be volatile and unpredictable, your operation cannot be. Whether upstream or downstream, you need a partner who understands that you must maintain and maximize plant availability - and do it with ever-tighter resources.
In recent years, new regulations have been introduced governing emissions from ships. With the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopting Annex VI of MARPOL designed to limit sulphur oxides (SOx), nitrous oxides (NOx) and particulate matter emissions, as well as introducing emission control areas (ECAs) to reduce emissions of those air pollutants further in designated sea areas, ship owners/operators can face hefty fines for failing to meet these new requirements on the “polluter pays” principle.
Fugro EMU Limited provides a wide breadth of services to clients working with ports and harbours. Fugro EMU has considerable experience and knowledge in this sector across the UK and overseas and has provided marine consultancy and survey support for: Development of New Facilities, Monitoring of Existing Developments, Operation and Maintenance Projects.
The need to demonstrate environmental responsibility is key for today’s marine and offshore industries. Fuels and exhaust gas emissions are subject to international, regional and national controls and Charterers, as well as the public, demand high standards of performance and reliability.
Compared with more traditional methods of underwater retrieval, Fiomarine’s products offer the Environmental Monitoring, Oceanography, Hydrography and Fisheries Research communities: reliability, simplicity, flexibility, and lower total cost of ownership.
Machine condition monitoring based on oil analysis has become an important, if not mandatory, maintenance practice by the marine industry. An effective oil analysis program will keep important assets such as engines, gearboxes, hydraulic systems, turbines, compressors, generators and any other oil-wetted machinery in operation by reducing unexpected failures and costly unscheduled down time.
The sour (H2S) content of hydrocarbon fields worldwide is increasing, and many natural gas fields have very high H2S – sometimes in excess of 50%. H2S is extremely dangerous because, although people can smell it at low levels (about 5 ppb) it does not smell much worse at the exposure limit value of 10 ppm or at potentially fatal levels in excess of 100 ppm. Therefore smell is an unreliable means of determining dangerous levels. Existing H2S point sensors are maintenance intensive, slow to respond and...