Initiatives for Environmentally-Friendly Technologies
We will introduce our initiatives for GHG (alternative fuels for the future), as our environmentally-responsive technology for NOx, SOx, and CO2 regulations.
About our JUMP Solution Concept
The solution concept we provide is an engine that is compatible with both NOx and SOx regulations, that can provide benefits to ship owners, charter companies, shipyards, and all other stakeholders. This concept is named JUMP. UEC-LSJ is an ultra-low fuel consumption engine developed exclusively for MGO (A heavy oil) that embodies JUMP. We completed the 5UEC in December 2018, and are currently verifying its performance and reliability.
Initiatives for NOx (Tier III) Regulations
Our lineup of low pressure EGR and SCR systems are IMO NOx Tier III compatible. These are all uniquely-developed systems that have a simple configuration, simple operational control, excellent fuel economy, and NOx trade-off, high reliability, and reduced CAPEX and OPEX.We will introduce the development history, development concept, and system overview.
Initiatives for SOx (2020) Regulations
The regulations for the sulfur content in fuels used in regulated ocean areas was set to 0.1% or below in January 2015, and from January 2020, the sulfur content regulations for all other ocean areas aside from the regulated areas will be set to 0.5% or below. Unlike the NOx regulations, these regulations will be applied to ships that are already in service.
In order to comply with these regulations, in addition to using existing distillate with a low sulfur content (MOG or A heavy oil with a sulfur content of 0.5% or less), we will use a compatible oil with a sulfur content of 0.5% or less, and equipment (such as a SOx scrubber) that can reduce sulfur oxides in exhaust gases below the regulation value.
We will announce precautions and guidelines for compatible oils and SOx scrubbers in the UE Service Information.
Initiatives for GHG and Alternative Fuels in the Future
As an initiative for decarbonization, part of the countermeasures against global warming, we have entered into a joint research agreement on combustion using carbon-free fuels such as hydrogen and ammonia, together with National Maritime Research Institute, (National Research and Development Agency, part of National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology).
We will be active in our initiatives for the research and development of new fuels, with the goal of realizing a decarbonized society that will reduce GHGs and can prevent global warming, as an energy society of the future in the shipping industry.
We are taking initiatives for research and development, and data analysis, with the goal of creating new value using operational data.
In recent years, sensing technology and analysis have been developed due to the growing interest in IoT and AI technology application, and we aim for customer satisfaction by introducing these technologies and integrating them with our know-how.
We are taking CBM initiatives using the main engine diagnostic system and monitoring system.
Main Engine Diagnostic System
The integrated support system is a navigation support system for the main engine by remote monitoring, using the internal and external networks, and is a total-support package where the following effects can be expected.
• Efficient operation based on advanced monitoring and condition diagnosis
• Realization of preventative maintenance through early detection of abnormalities in onboard equipment
• Precise automatic judgments and gives instructions for support onboard without requiring remote communication
Monitoring System Initiatives
As a part of IoT and AI technology applications, we are developing monitoring technologies such as in-cylinder pressure control, electronic control engine waveform monitoring, bearing wear monitoring, and bearing temperature monitoring systems.