PureSOx

Why choose an Alfa Laval PureSOx scrubber system?

There are many good reasons for choosing a scrubber to comply with the 2020 global sulphur cap, or the even stricter SOx limits that already exist in Emission Control Areas (ECAs). Added to these are the many good reasons for choosing PureSOx, the leading SOx scrubber solution and the secure choice for peace of mind.

SOx legislation - global and ECA - Tightening SOx Limits

To combat air emissions, MARPOL Annex VI established a global fuel sulphur cap, as well as stricter regulation in Emission Control Areas (ECAs). The legislation refers to fuel sulphur levels, but compliance is also possible by cleaning SOx from the exhaust gas using a scrubber system.

Tightening SOx limits

MARPOL Annex VI limits the allowed sulphur content of marine fuels. As of January 1st, 2020 there is a global cap of 0.50%S, while a 0.10%S limit applies in ECAs.

The aim is to keep harmful sulphur oxides (SO2 and SO3) from being released into the air. The IMO allows higher-sulphur fuels to be used with SOx scrubbers, which achieve the same result by cleaning the exhaust gas.

 

Tightening SOx limits

MARPOL Annex VI limits the allowed sulphur content of marine fuels. As of January 1st, 2020 there is a global cap of 0.50%S, while a 0.10%S limit applies in ECAs.

The aim is to keep harmful sulphur oxides (SO2 and SO3) from being released into the air. The IMO allows higher-sulphur fuels to be used with SOx scrubbers, which achieve the same result by cleaning the exhaust gas.

 

 

 

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SOx compliance options

Today, you have several options to comply with the regulations. The three most common are:

Three ways to comply


  • Install a SOx scrubber
  • Use low-sulphur fuel
  • Switch to LNG

PureSOx tanker

Install a SOx scrubber

Pros
+ Allows continued use of economical HFO

Cons
- Payback time depends on fuel price delta (HFO vs low-sulphur)


Return on scrubber investment

Investing in a scrubber system like PureSOx provides a cost advantage over ship owners who choose low-sulphur fuels to comply with MARPOL Annex VI. The difference in fuel price determines your time to payback and profit.

IMO 2020: Low sulphur fuel prices surge, discount to MGO vanishes

Prices for IMO 2020 fuels skyrocket

Current World Bunker Prices

PureSOx scrubber puts you a step ahead

Marine scrubbers provide an opportunity for reliable SOx compliance with long-lasting fuel cost savings. No scrubber system lets you make more of that opportunity than PureSOx from Alfa Laval.

Key advantages of PureSOx

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