Record After-Treatment Systems Lifespan
Emigreen’s exhaust gas after-treatment systems have broken all records. Recently, the system they installed in the Anda, a barge from the Netherlands, passed the historic 30,000-hour limit. Using the same technology and innovation, Emigreen has also developed and installed after-treatment systems for organisations in other market segments, all with unprecedented durability and performance. This pioneer in the Dutch and European market appears, therefore, to be the only one which can effortlessly meet the new requirement of 10,000 operating hours.
10 Years Ahead
For founder and engineer Niko Dalpis, the news does not really come as a surprise: “Whether our after-treatment systems run in the shipping, energy or industrial sector, they always deliver unprecedented performance. So we know that we are leading the way in the market. We do this through continuous innovation. Emigreen links science to the market, that’s what we have been doing since our founding.” Dalpis continues: “Off course I am proud on the achievements and reliability of our after-treatment systems. But I also see there is still much to win in our market. Although the new Euro Standard is a start, it will only be in place in 2020. We don’t actually see a challenge in those 10,000 hours. Many of our products have been running since 2005. You could say that we are 10 years ahead of time.”
The new European law and regulations for exhaust emissions of industrial engines, EU Stage V, set very strict requirements. As of 2020 all industrial engines must be equipped with after-treatment systems and performance must be guaranteed during 10,000 operating hours. Emigreen applied its knowledge and innovation on different installations over the last years. Next to the Anda (2009), sails amongst others a 60m. Feadship (2010) and operates a gas pump station installation (2012) on Emigreen’s sustainable systems.
The main engines of the barge Anda are equipped with an Emigreen after-treatment system. The system consists of a particulate filter, which filters particles from the exhaust gasses, and an SCR-catalyst, which reduces NOx emissions by about 90%. This way the barge comfortably meets the toughest emission requirements. The particulate filter and SCR-catalyst are part of a sophisticated, high-performance after-treatment system, which also conforms to the Shipping Inspection’s stringent noise requirements.