Are you looking for a partner that can help you with finding and selecting a diesel particulate filter (or DPF) for your type of vessel? Whether it is an inland waterway vessel, tanker, passenger ship, tug boat, patrol vessel, offshore vessel or mega yacht, we will be pleased to advise you in making the right choice. With a diesel particulate filter you can remove soot from the exhaust gas of a diesel engine.
Diesel particulate filter (DPF)
A diesel particulate filter (DPF) is a device designed to remove diesel particulate matter or soot from the exhaust gas of a vessel’s diesel engine. You have the wall-flow diesel particulate filter that can usually remove 80% or more of the soot, the single-use diesel particulate filter (intended for disposal and replacement once full of accumulated ash), the diesel particulate filter designed to burn off the accumulated particulate either passively through the use of a catalyst or by active means such as a fuel burner which heats the filter to soot combustion temperatures.
What is the process of removing the accumulated soot from the diesel particulate filter? It is referred to regeneration. In case of the diesel particulate filter in-house designed and developed by Fischer-Abgastechnik GmbH & Co. KG, this can be done either passively (from the engine's exhaust heat in normal operation or by adding a catalyst to the filter) or actively introducing very high heat into the exhaust system.
Tighter emission regulation
At Wednesday the 26th of April of 2016 the European Parliament's Environment Committee has almost unanimously approved the final agreement reached with the Council on the proposal for a Regulation on requirements relating to emission limits and type-approval for internal combustion engines for non-road mobile machinery.
In line with the EU's air quality policy, the objective is to progressively reduce the emissions from new engines being brought on the market and, thereby, replace the old, more polluting ones over time.
The new non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) Regulation will cover all kinds of combustion engines installed in machines ranging from small hand-held equipment, construction machinery (like cranes), generating sets, railcars and locomotives, and inland waterway vessels to harvesting and agricultural machinery (like narrow tractors).
Focusing on the inland waterway the emission limits will be tightened by 2019. With this emission regulation a diesel particulate filter will be required for inland waterway vessels in the future.
Funding and financing
Besides the ability to help you in finding and selecting a diesel particulate filter for your type of ship, we have the right in-house experience to investigate the potential availability of funding and forms of financing. Berger Maritiem is creative, original and distinctive. Therefore we are also familiar with less obvious types of funding and forms of financing.
Berger Maritiem has solid relations with expert partners to be able to provide you with a fast and professional service for your diesel particulate filter. With 24/7 technical support, we are here to help you wherever your vessel is at berth in Europe.
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