Maersk testing new NOx system from MAN and Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval and MAN Diesel & Turbo's tests of their EGR system - which recirculates exhaust gas and reduces NOx emissions - have produced results so good that the companies are now further developing the system.

Photo: MAN Diesel & Turbo

Alfa Laval together with MAN Diesel & Turbo has decided to further develop the so-called EGR system (Exhaust Gas Recirculation), a fairly new technology that can reduce nitrous oxide, NOx, emissions by recirculating exhaust gas.

The new regulations to reduce NOx emissions from ships will come into force in 2016, and in light of this the two companies have been testing the system on two of Maersk Line's ships recently. The system has been tested for 3,500 hours in total.

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