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Low Sulphur Fuels

IMO Low Sulphur Fuels Update and alternatives

Consider This Alternative With reports suggesting that IMO is set to agree on the timetable for a 0.5 per cent global limit on the sulphur content of bunkers in 2020, the time may be coming for shipowners to assess their options. Consider Petrolast from Premier Chemicals Early completion of a fuel availability survey well ahead

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What Is NOx?

Besides being a single toxin, NOx combines with other substances and creates smog when it is exposed to sunlight. This creates a major health hazard for people that live in affected areas. NOx penetrates into the lung tissue and can cause permanent damage to lung tissue. Children, the elderly, people with asthma and other breathing

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IMO Tier III Regulations

These regulations set the stage for considerable further reductions of the permissible NOx emissions – with the first step (Tier II) already in force since January 2011. Tier III will become applicable after 2021, but only inside specifically designated emission control areas (ECAs), whereas, outside of these ECAs, the Tier II regulation will continue to

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Selective Catalytic Reduction

In the process of selective catalytic reduction a catalyst converts nitrogen oxides into diatomic nitrogen (N2) and water (H2O). Both of these are harmless when released, and are safe for the environment. The process for making this conversion is to combine the NOx with a reductant, typically ammonia (NH3), which then comes in contact with

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Using Peladow DG Calcium Chloride for Dehydration of Hydrocarbons

Deliquescing desiccants such as Calcium Chloride have wide ranging applications. Advances in formulation, material blending, tableting, and equipment design have expanded the application range of Calcium Chloride desiccants. Desiccants such as Peladow DG available from Premier Chemicals limited are now used to dry sales gas, fuel gas, sour gas, “peak” gas, and for hydrate control.

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