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3D laser scanning for Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS)

Scanphase, leveraging its extensive expertise in the Marine industry, proudly introduces state-of-the-art 3D laser scanning solutions tailored for vessels requiring Scrubber installation. Our commitment is focused on delivering unmatched quality and optimizing cost-time efficiency. The digital survey orchestrated by Scanphase yields a meticulously detailed 3D visualization encompassing all critical areas of interest, resulting in precise 3D models crucial for the streamlined design and  installation of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS).

By harnessing advanced 3D modelling and Building Information Modelling (BIM) techniques through laser scanning, Scanphase has substantially mitigated formidable challenges, presenting a comprehensive digital blueprint of vessels. This digital blueprint not only augments productivity but also facilitates retrofit endeavors and improves maintenance operations.

Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS), commonly referred to as scrubbers, have emerged as a prominent choice for retrofitting in the maritime domain, gaining widespread adoption among shipping companies globally. This is primarily attributed to the anticipated substantial savings on fuel expenses in light of new global fuel regulations.

Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Scrubbing retrofits with single engines or multistreamings. Scrubbers are used to wash Sulphur Oxides (SOx) and other harmful compounds out from the exhaust gases.

Time is money, especially in the shipping and maritime industries. Enhancing productivity while repairing and retrofitting large vessels is crucial as stopping commercial operations is a total financial loss for ship-owners. To minimise time spent in the dock our company specialised in 3D modelling and measurements can survey in order to help architects to check for production clashes and to plan retrofit of a scrubber system.

Scrubbers constitute a substantial financial investment for companies. However, it is evident that these companies have meticulously evaluated the cost recovery well in advance. Consequently, scrubbers are transitioning from being perceived as retrofits to becoming integral components of ships in the foreseeable future.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) aimed to reduce oxides of sulfur, with some consideration for CO2 emissions as well. Scrubbers measure the SO2/CO2 ratio, wherein SO2 is measured in parts per million (ppm) and CO2 is measured as a percentage. This measurement is facilitated by the Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS).

In non-Emission Control Areas, the SO2/CO2 ratio is capped at a maximum of 21.7. This applies when utilizing Very Low Sulfur Fuel Oil (VLSFO) with a maximum sulfur content of 0.5% m/m. For Low Sulfur Marine Gas Oil (LSMGO) with a sulfur content of 0.1% m/m, the maximum ratio is set at 4.3.

With the enforcement of fuel regulations, new rules govern the discharge of wash water into the sea. Several European countries prohibit the discharge of wash water into the sea. Consequently, vessels must switch to compliant fuel while sailing in the territorial waters and calling at the ports of these countries.

Laser scanning Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS) -  Scrubbers (Portugal, France, Italy, Spain, Malta, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Turkey, ...)
Laser scanning Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS) - Pipes -  Scrubbers - (Portugal, France, Italy, Spain, Malta, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Turkey, ...)

Laser scanning Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS) -  Scrubbers

Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS) - Pipes -  Scrubbers

This system helps shipping companies to be compliant with the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) established by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

Emissions from vessels that involve Sulphur compounds is regulated. As per the rule, IMO has regulated the maximum allowable Sulphur content in marine fuels. Using low Sulphur content fuel is one option to comply with then requirements of MARPOL. Another alternative, which emerged as an economical option is to fix an exhaust gas scrubber. This allows the ship owner to use higher Sulphur content fuels, with the scrubber filtering out the rest of the Sulphur Oxides (SOX) thereby the emissions to atmosphere are kept within the limits allowed.

It is well acknowledged that EGCS (Exhaust Gas Cleaning System) retrofitting is more complex than BWMS retrofitting. A laser scanning survey for Scrubber installation feasibility studies will facilitate the realization of independent engineering assessments, integration study’s and detailed engineering for Scrubber System integration to your vessel:

• Availability and placement of equipment onboard,

• Space for maintenance,

• Piping design,

• Structural design,

• Pump flow rate,

• Sea chest capacity,

• Exhaust gas flow,

• Power supply and others factors taken into consideration.

Our laser scanning team is strategically positioned to conduct comprehensive vessel mapping. Following data acquisition, our dedicated team meticulously processes the collected information, tailoring solutions to address specific challenges. This process is especially crucial for precise measurements needed during the installation of complex systems such as the Ballast Water Treatment System, scrubbers, or other vessel adaptations. This process culminates in the creation of a high-fidelity 3D point cloud model of the entire vessel or specific technological components. This model serves as an invaluable foundation, facilitating precise design, planning, and implementation of intricate modifications and installations within the maritime domain.

Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS)  pumps and pipes, (Portugal, France, Italy, Spain, Malta, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Turkey, ...)

Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS)  pumps and pipes

Scanphase collaborates with naval companies and field specialists, offering high-quality services to shipping companies across European ports (Portugal, France, Italy, Spain, Malta, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Turkey, ...) and Spanish ports (Valencia, Algeciras, Barcelona, Las Palmas, Bilbao, Santander, Tarragona, El Ferrol, Huelva, Cartagena, Avilés ...) as well as those in North Africa.

Identification of Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS)  pumps and pipes
Laser scanning - Identification of Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS)

Identification of Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS) pumps and pipes

Laser scanning of Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS) 

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