The marine industry is in a state of transformation around the world. Mandatory step-by-step reduction of pollutant emissions produced by shipping traffic has been regulated by the international MARPOL Convention.
This has led to an advance in engines that are able to burn different types of fuel such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The gas supply to the engine can be controlled using a precise load signal from the drive shaft. This makes it possible to achieve the required reduction in pollutant emissions. HBM has developed a torque transducer specially designed for to adhere to these regulations in the marine industry, theT40MAR.
Within a few years, emission levels in shipping will have to be drastically reduced, according to the requirements of the MARPOL Convention. To comply with these requirements, the marine industry is following two different approaches:
- After-treatment of exhaust gases for conventional drives
- Development of new, cleaner drives