“Reducing atmospheric emissions”, an article written by Linde Gas, appeared in the June/July issue of Tanker Operator magazine.
Shipping continues to grow for the purposes of trade and transportation. This growth is often close to densely populated shores, for example the port of Rotterdam in NL, Hamburg in Germany and the Bosphorus in Turkey. Air emissions from the marine industry therefore become more important and are increasingly subject to strict targets for reduction of oxides of sulfur (SOx) and nitrogen (NOx) through the international MARPOL regulations.
Compliance to the latest phases of these tightening regulations requires state-of-the art emissions measurement, monitoring and mitigation technologies. Key areas to support this legislative requirement are the supply of specialty gases calibration mixtures to the facilities where emissions testing of heavy marine engines is carried out and also the supply of calibration gas mixtures to the shipping industry for on-board testing of their gas analysis instrumentation and for process control to ensure compliance with emissions regulations. This requires accurate calibration of the test instrumentation which detects and monitors emissions and since the industry is very global, there is a high emphasis on the use of international standards.
You will get more insight from the article on the tightening legislation in marine industry, emission reduction technologies and gas analysis instrumentation and techniques which are becoming common for monitoring of shipping emissions.