COMPLIANCE with maritme emissions regulations has become easier with ABB’s new analyser solution.

CEMcaptain is the name of the new system designed to help the maritime industry meet sulphur regulations and become more sustainable. Its measurement and digital capabilities increase onboard safety, provide process optimisation and substantially reduce ownership costs.

By consistently achieving 98% and more uptime, the new system not only requires less maintenance effort but also saves time otherwise spent on handling non-compliance issues.

Designed with busy mariners and a regularly changing crew in mind, CEMcaptain is a multi-component analyser system that continuously provides real-time data offering reliable measurement of emissions with the highest stability. Operating in even the harshest of conditions it integrates analyser modules and sample handling components in a standalone cabinet, making installation easy.

Equipped with ABB’s renowned Uras26 non-dispersive IR gas analyser, CEMcaptain simultaneously and continuously measures sulphur dioxide and carbon dioxide in line with regulation requirements. Each analyser has two separate gas paths to allow for continuous CO2/SO2 measurement of separate streams, with up to four different components per analyser module.

Stephen Gibbons, ABB’s head of product management in continuous gas analysers, said, “Our solutions are driving the evolution of sustainable shipping, paving the way to a zero-emission marine industry.

“ABB has more than 60,000 Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems installed in over 100 countries that help monitor our environment.

 “We draw on 60 years of experience in emissions monitoring to provide this support in concrete terms.”

Fast fault reporting, diagnosis and repair are achieved via the on-site and remote digital services which help operators get closer to 100% availability for their gas analysis instrumentation. Dynamic QR codes are integrated into the ABB CEMcaptain system display panel. All relevant diagnostic information can be collected from the analyser via a scanned code and transferred to ABB support. This means that maritime instrumentation technicians can send real-time information to an ABB service expert to get immediate guidance on appropriate maintenance.

CEMcaptain GAA610-M is approved by all major classification societies (DNV GL, ABS, Lloyd’s Register, Bureau Veritas, ClassNK, Korean Register).