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Smoke emissions reduction in marine engines

Objective

Operation of ships in or near harbours often results in engine transients. For marine diesel engines this invariably produces increased smoke emissions because of air/fuel mismatch. The project intends to develop two techniques, namely:
a) compressed air blast to provide extra air and accelerate the turbocharger
b) advanced variable geometry pulse turbo charging which when used in tandem with appropriate control on a marine diesel engine will result in smoke emissions below the visible limit for all engine operating conditions.

Shipboard measurements will provide technical engine transient loading profiles and baseline smoke emissions. The two techniques will be individually developed and then installed on a testbed marine engine for evaluating the performance of each one as well as of their combinations.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

GREEK CIMAC ASSOCIATION (ASBL)
Address
Zografos
15710 Athens
Greece

Participants (4)

ABB TURBO SYSTEMS LTD.
Switzerland
Address
Haselstrasse 16
5401 Baden
GERMANISCHER LLOYD AG
Germany
Address
Vorsetzen 32
20459 Hamburg
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS*ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
Address
9,Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15773 Athens
WOODWARD GOVERNOR NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
Address
Hoofdweg 601
2131 BA Hoofddorp