Alfa Laval Introduces New Scrubber for 0.50% Sulfur Cap

Friday July 15, 2016

Alfa Laval Thursday announced theintroduction of PureSOx Global, a new exhaust gas cleaning system designed specifically to meet the upcoming 0.50 percent global sulfur limit for bunkers.

The new scrubber will be introduced in September at the SMM conference in Hamburg, and supports the expansion of its PureSOx platform.

"Scrubbers are the proven route to compliance, whereas the costs and infrastructure associated with LNG remain uncertain," said René Diks, Manager Marketing & Sales, Exhaust Gas Cleaning at Alfa Laval.

"For owners or operators of a big fleet, now is the time to start investigating options and to consider gaining experience with a first scrubber installation."

PureSOx Global comes in addition to Alfa Laval's existing PureSOx Emission Control Area (ECA) system for compliance with a 0.1 percent sulfur limit, and the company further notes that a PureSOx Flex system will be available offering compliance at both ECA and global cap levels.

The PureSOx Global, PureSOx Flex, and PureSOx ECA scrubbers will be available in open-loop, closed-loop, and hybrid configurations, and in either U-design or inline I-design scrubbers.

The company says that all versions of its scrubber systems are expected to provide a return on investment within three years.

"The company is prepared to guide customers to 0.5 percent fuel sulfur compliance long before such a limit is implemented. Whether the decision is taken at October’s MEPC70 meeting or postponed until 2025, Alfa Laval has a solution in place," the company said.

In May, Alfa Laval announced that its PureSOx U-design scrubber system had been made available "with greatly reduced dimensions," a move said to boost the design's flexibility for operators.