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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fugro EMU Limited has an extensive history of supporting clients in the marine aggregates sector, with over 20 years experience in this field. Building on the long established relationships with clients in the marine aggregates sector, Fugro EMU consultancy division can offer an integrated approach to consent management providing in-house project management of surveys and additional studies for all phases of development. Fugro EMU’s marine consultants offer technical expertise and solid understanding of EIA...
Many global shipyards and shipping companies rely on STS level sensors for the monitoring of water, waste water and fuel tanks - particularly in ballast tank applications. STS is a major supplier in this segment due to the high reliability of its sensors and the ability to manufacture them from titanium.
Fugro EMU Limited has an extensive history of supporting clients in the water sector, with over 20 years’ experience in this field. Building on our long established relationships with water sector clients, Fugro EMU offer an integrated approach to the project management and delivery of consent application, investigational studies, surveys, monitoring and reporting. Fugro EMU offers technical expertise and a complete understanding of the consent and legislative requirements that shape the needs of our water sector...
The recorded death of fish in the river that flows out of the industrial zone of Scarlino has created the need of the installation of a biological alarm system. The decision was made to work with an automatic system, iTOXcontrol created by microLAN-The Netherlands represented in Italy by Ecotox Lds, which uses marine bacteria. The system compares the values of the light emission from these organisms at the entrance and exit of the canal, generating alarms in the presence of toxic substances.
Various processes onboard ships, such as machinery wash-down, maintenance, and leakage, generate oily wastewater. This contaminated water flow collects in the bilge of the ship. Marine diesel, lubricating oils, grease, as well as other contaminants may be present in bilge water. The bilge water is discharged overboard, with oil and grease concentrations in the discharged water limited by national and international regulations.
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.
Engine manufacturers use Spectro Scientific oil analysis instruments to assist in engine testing during new product development, testing engines during manufacturing run-in, and for qualifying new lubricants. Engines include:
Gasoline and diesel automobile engines
Truck and other high speed diesel engines
Medium speed diesel engines such as those used for locomotives, marine and power generation
Extremely large low speed diesel engines for marine propulsion and power generation
The quality of compressed breathing gases for aircraft, diving and marine has very tight limits imposed by bodies such as NATO and national bodies such as MOD. The test requirements are for contaminants such as CO, CO2, Total VOC, CFCs and halogenated hydrocarbons, as well as H2O and O2 content.
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.
We are proud to be the world leader in gas analysis provision to the amazing world of commercial diving. We created our first commercial diving monitor in the early 1980s, the Analox 100. We started to work with customers including Divex (now known as JFD), Advanced Marine and Amron... and the rest is history. Our life-supporting oxygen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon analysers can be found on almost every diving system in the world. Our vast range of products includes the SDA range which...
With vessels, such as MS Harmony of the Seas or MSC Oscar, getting bigger and bigger, pollutions issues are becoming more relevant daily as they cruise along our coasts. Regulations are becoming tighter to reduce the NOx, SOx and Green House Gases emissions. More information can be found on the IMO Marine Engine Regulations. Our instruments have been designed to help local maritime authorities monitor such gases (NOx, SOx, GHG) and to help designing fuel with lower sulfur content.