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Friday, January 29, 2021 

ABB has launched CEMcaptain, an emissions analyser intended to help shipping comply with the IMO 2020 SOx regulations as well as keeping the CO2 footprint in check.

CEMcaptain offers measurement and digital capabilities designed to increase on-board safety, provide process optimisation and substantially reduce ownership costs. The system, for which 98% uptime is claimed, requires less maintenance effort than other monitoring systems and saves time otherwise spent on handling non-compliance issues.

The multi-component analyser system continuously provides real-time data offering reliable measurement of emissions with high stability. Operating in harsh conditions it integrates analyser modules and sample handling components in a standalone cabinet, making installation easy.  Equipped with ABB’s Uras26 non-dispersive IR gas analyser, CEMcaptain simultaneously and continuously measures SO2 and CO2 in line with regulatory 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.

“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 (CEMS) installed in over 100 countries that help monitor our environment,” said Stephen Gibbons, ABB Head of Product Management, Continuous Gas Analysers. “We draw on 60 years of experience in emissions monitoring to provide this support in concrete terms. CEMcaptain has been combined with innovations in on-site and remote digital services. The result is a solution that provides the industry with a digital toolbox that increases regulatory compliance and operational efficiency.”

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. ABB Ability Remote Assistance with secured connectivity direct to ABB support is offered for real-time solutions to problems. These features reduce training of changing crews as well as the number of experts required on board. They also reduce crew exposure to emissions.

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

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