Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS)

Fairwater Education 54 minutes

An Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS), often referred to as scrubbers, is a device installed onboard marine vessels that literally “scrubs” harmful sulphur oxides from exhaust gases.

The technology is commonly installed on ships seeking compliance options in the face of tighter emissions regulations. Scrubbers have been adopted for compliance within Emission Control Areas near coastlines. They are also being installed to comply with the International Maritime Organization’s global sulphur cap from 1st January 2020.

During this course, you will be introduced to Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS), or scrubbers, with an insight into how they work, the types of scrubbers and the pros and cons of installation. You will explore the associated legislation, the factors influencing the choice of scrubbers, and the various technologies. You will also gain an understanding of certification and the associated monitoring requirements.

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Fairwater Education

Fairwater Education provides expertise in education, specialising in all aspects of maritime education and training needs across the sector. With experience across all educational settings, Fairwater Education aims to support the development of all individuals and organisations wishing to engage with continuous professional development. In order to achieve this, our team includes qualified and experienced educators, maritime industry backgrounds, qualifications to Masters Level and professional body Fellowships.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 54 minutes
  5. Intended for: Any Officer, engineer or deck who is seeking to know or extend the knowledge on EGCS.
  6. Reference: Based on parts of IMO 2020 - reduction of SOx emissions, MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 14.