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White Paper: to Scrub or not to scrub

On the 1st January 2020 the shipping industry came under a global suplhur cap. In order to meet the permitted sulphur content level of 3.5% shipowners had to make a choice.

Option 1: use a compliant fuel with a sulphur content of <0.5%

Option 2: use an engine that can run on an alternative, ultra-low sulphur fuel, such as liquefied natural gas (LNG), methanol, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and ethane.

Option 3: use an exhaust gas cleaning system (commonly known as a ‘scrubber’) and continue to burn high sulphur heavy fuel oil (HFO).

Rivertrace have written a white paper to provides the industry with a need-to-know guide to all options for compliance, with particular focus on scrubbers and IMO washwater monitoring guidelines.

Rivertrace, as an advocate for environmental compliance, the paper also explores the impact of sulphur emissions from ships, the chemistry of scrubbing sulphur from exhaust gases and the benefits associated with scrubber use.

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