How do I meet the IMO Tier III limitations?


How do I meet the IMO Tier III limitations?

To ensure compliance with the stringent limitations of IMO Tier III, the installation of a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system becomes essential. This advanced technology effectively mitigates the release of poisonous nitrogen oxide gases that emanate from the combustion process within internal combustion engines.

By integrating an SCR system into the engine, the emission of nitrogen oxides is significantly reduced to a level that aligns with the relevant standards stipulated for IMO Tier III compliance. This reduction in emissions plays a crucial role in safeguarding the environment and promoting sustainable practices within the maritime industry.

However, achieving the coveted IMO Tier III certification involves more than just installing the SCR system. It necessitates a comprehensive certification process that ensures adherence to the specified regulations. This process begins by creating a meticulous technical file, which is closely linked to the engine’s specifications and performance requirements.

To ensure that the engine meets the necessary criteria, it must undergo thorough testing and analysis. This process is conducted by recognized classification societies, who evaluate the engine’s performance and emissions data. The engine’s technical file is scrutinized to assess the improvements made and verify that it aligns with the prescribed standards.

Upon successfully completing the rigorous emission testing and assessment, the engine is deemed compliant with IMO Tier III standards. As a testament to its environmentally conscious operations, the engine is awarded the prestigious IMO Tier III certificate. This certification serves as a testament to the engine’s reduced environmental impact and signifies its alignment with the highest standards of emissions control.

In conclusion, the installation of an SCR system offers a practical and efficient solution for meeting the challenging emissions limitations set forth by IMO Tier III. Through the comprehensive certification process, which includes stringent testing and evaluation, engines can demonstrate their compliance and contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable maritime industry.

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Jelle Westerhof is sales manager at Emigreen® and applies our industry-leading solutions to the projects of our clients. Feel free to reach out to Jelle for feedback on this article, for questions and for a free consultation.