Dust is a critical measurement for marine vessel operators. The effects on health due to airborne particulate matter is well established and there is a duty on all operators – cruise, commercial – to ensure levels are below legislative limits. The visible aspect of dust emissions can also play a part in the perception of marine travel and transport as a green industry.
Protea can provide equipment and services to measure and control dust from marine vessels.
Cross-stack dust analysis using optical technology provides a simple, robust yet accurate measurement of real-time dust concentration. This dust measurement can be recorded using Protea’s Marine Analyser Controller alongside gas emissions readings and ship operating parameters.
Protea have engineers capable of carrying out on-board iso-kinetic dust analysis alongside gas tests. This testing can be done following standards such as EPA Method 5. This can give the operator accurate dust concentration values to make assessments on abatement requirements.