2016-07-14 Product news

Alfa Laval PureSOx Global prepared to comply with a 0.5% sulphur fuel cap

Alfa Laval is ready to help customers meet a global 0.5% sulphur fuel limit, no matter what the outcome of the MEPC70 meeting. The new Alfa Laval PureSOx Global is part of a major expansion of the PureSOx platform that will be released at SMM in Hamburg.

Alfa Laval launched the original Alfa Laval PureSOx far in advance of today’s Emission Control Area (ECA) legislation. In the same way, the company is prepared to guide customers to 0.5% fuel sulphur 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.

At this year’s SMM exhibition, a major expansion of the PureSOx platform will be presented at Alfa Laval’s stand (Hall A1, Stand A1.226). PureSOx Global will be introduced for 0.5%S compliance, taking its place beside the existing PureSOx ECA system for 0.1%S compliance. In addition, there will be a PureSOx Flex system offering compliance at both levels.

“Scrubbers are the proven route to compliance, whereas the costs and infrastructure associated with LNG remain uncertain,” says René Diks, Manager Marketing & Sales, Exhaust Gas Cleaning. “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.”

No change to proven PureSOx technology

The current PureSOx technology – now operating in over 70 proven systems, including the original pilot from 2009 – will continue to be used throughout the expanded PureSOx platform. Likewise, the PureSOx Global, PureSOx Flex and PureSOx ECA versions will all be available in open-loop, closed-loop and hybrid arrangements, with either U-design or inline I-design scrubbers. All versions are intended to provide payback after a maximum of three years, even considering a smaller difference in price between 0.5%S fuel and HFO compared to the difference between 0.1%S fuel and HFO.

To learn more about Alfa Laval PureSOx and Alfa Laval’s approach to exhaust gas cleaning, visit www.alfalaval.com/puresox

Editor’s notes

About Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling.

The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol.

Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, oil and gas exploration, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications.

Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2015, posted annual sales of about SEK 39.7 billion (approx. 4.25 billion Euros). The company has about 17 500 employees.


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