Complying with Regulation 14 will have a tremendous impact on maritime industry. Vessels will need to find ways to reduce their SOx emissions, and there are multiple strategies owners/managers can choose to achieve the necessary reduction. One of these is the
installation of a SOx scrubber, which will allow continued use ofhigh-sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) while keeping SOx emissions at a compliant level.
Although the boiler is only a small source of a vessel’s overall emissions, it must also be connected to the scrubber system if HSFO is used for the burner. This means that the boiler will be affected by changes in back pressure, resulting in non-optimized combustion and potential safety risks.
This document aims to provide information about the interaction between boilers and scrubber systems. In addition, it offers an overview of the Alfa Laval Aalborg solutions for maintaining boiler performance and safety when a scrubber is installed.