Maritime emission monitoring

Full speed ahead: it pays to protect the environment


A container ship consumes an average of approx. 50 tons heavy fuel oil for each day at sea, depending on the ship’s size, load, and how it is operated. Proportional amounts of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and soot are released out at sea through the stack. The alternative is to invest in exhaust gas cleaning as well as in reliable exhaust gas measuring technology and monitoring systems. It is even an investment where it is possible to make money. Ship engines can cost-effectively be run on heavy fuel oil in emission control areas using modern exhaust gas cleaning and MARSIC ship emissions measuring devices. Operating costs can be significantly reduced and this money invested in environmental protection pays off in as little as 12 to 18 months, according to a study by Germanischer Lloyd.  Continue reading

tunnel sensors | traffic sensors

VISIC100SF: The right choice for a clear view and good air quality in tunnels

Tunnel VISIC100SF

Red lights in front of the tunnel often means poor air quality in the tunnel. Tunnel operators try to avoid such situations with continuous monitoring of visibility in road tunnels. While the market offers many measuring devices that can perform this task, the VISIC100SF from SICK is truly in a league of its own. Because it combines scattered light with an electrochemical cell, it is the world‘s only tunnel sensor that can measure exhaust fumes as well as monitoring visibility in just one compact device. Continue reading

Gas Analyzers

GHG-Control: Integrated in-situ measuring system for greenhouse gases


As one of the leading producers of sensors SICK helps businesses save on CO2 certification costs with an innovative all-in-one solution. The GHG-Control in-situ system delivers highly accurate CO2 and N2O values directly from the exhaust duct in real time. Until now, greenhouse gas emission volumes could not be measured directly. Rather, they were calculated using complicated methods and safety margins. Thus, the values tended to be higher than they actually were. Continue reading