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Parker Kittiwake Procal Aids ECA Compliance

Procal 1200M data gathering system and control unit, designed for maritime use by marine engi- neers. In addition to collecting and processing data from Parker Kittiwake Procal’s marine emissions analyzers, the Procal 12000M is capable of sending and receiving data from devices which monitor ex- haust gas scrubbing systems. This enables the col- lation and accurate reporting of data from various parameters, including SO2, CO2, NOx, PH, sea water temperature, turbidity, polyaromatic hydro- carbon equivalents, and wash water ? ow rate.

The analyzers communicate via a serial data link to the Procal 1200M, which can be located up to 1200m from the exhaust mounted CEMS, and data from up to 16 channels per exhaust gas scrubbing systems can be presented on an individual front panel. Sealed to IP65 standards and speci? cally designed to be lo- cated in harsh marine environments, the Procal 1200M control unit has the ability to generate detailed and accurate reports, aiding operators in meeting the stringent reporting requirements of today’s environmental regulations. With three levels of password protection, the unit is also compliant with the security requirements of

MARPOL Annex VI. Spot sampling is becoming increasingly common in the Baltic and North Sea ECAs, and from January 1, 2016 the European Union requires mem- ber states to carry out sulfur tests on the marine fuel being used onboard many of

A Flag respected for its quality the ships calling at their ports. Where mariners are unable to rapidly and effectively demonstrate compliance, even compliant vessels could incur delays.

and exceptional service • Legal system based on English Common Law • On all PSC White Lists and Paris MoU ‘Low Risk’ status

DNV GL, VPS Launch Fuel Analytics Solution • Rapid response to technical, legal, seafarers and

Veritas Petroleum Services registry queries (VPS) and DNV GL an- • User-friendly online seafarers documentation system nounced the launch of a new

Fuel Analytics solution. • Vessels under construction may be registered

As part of DNV GL’s ECO • Annual fee based on net tonnage

Insight ? eet performance • All IACS members recognised for survey, management portal, the tool audit and certi? cation will enable a systematic as- sessment of the impact of • Yachts certi? ed to LY2 or similar codes are accepted fuel quality on vessel perfor- • Inspectors worldwide mance. “We have been the

IMO Council Member •

Gerard Rohaan, CEO of VPS (Right) and Dr. Tor- largest fuel testing services sten Büssow, DNV GL’s Head of Fleet Perfor- provider since our inception mance Management sign the agreement.

in 1981,” said Gerard Ro-

NASSAU NEW YORK haan, CEO of VPS. “And as

Shirlaw House, 226 Shirley Bahamas House, a result we have the world’s largest fuel sampling database – more than two mil-

Street, P.O. Box N-4679, 231 East 46th Street,

Nassau, Bahamas New York, NY 10017, USA lion tested samples. By extracting valuable information from this extensive database

Tel: +(1) 242 356 5772 Tel: +(1) 212 829 0221 with state-of-the-art analytical tools, we help our customers get the best value from

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E-mail: [email protected] E-mail: [email protected] making.”

The fuel analytics solution is a tool shipping companies can use to answer key questions, including:

OFFICES AT: • What impact does my bunkered fuel quality have on my vessel’s performance?

LONDON PIRAEUS HONG KONG TOKYO • What bunker quality have I received compared to a world ? eet average of similar vessels in the same time period?

• Where do I ? nd good quality bunker locations and suppliers?

Fuel quality is calculated in terms of four major benchmarks: technical quality (meeting the speci? cations of ISO standard 8217), ? nancial quality (energy, wa- ter content), statutory compliance as well as reporting quality (deviation from the bunker delivery note). By providing aggregated and comparable benchmarks, ship operators can easily assess ports and suppliers globally on a common scale. 25

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