Often, the space for installing the system is limited and the available data incomplete. “Some ships are 30 years old and no-one ever factored in a retrofit,” says Jan Grodzinski, Key Account Manager for Mechanical Engineering at EagleBurgmann. Existing pipelines must be cut to size and modified. “All over the world, our experts look at the conditions on site and pass on the specifications to us,” says Grodzinski. They might say: “We have 10 by 5 by 5 meters. Please provide an appropriate solution.” Choosing the right components and steel grade depends mainly on the design, dimensions and type of scrubber, as well as the pipe system used. Standard certification from the most important certification organizations for all components reduces the amount of documentation for retrofit projects.
With 150 expansion joints having now been installed in scrubbers, Jan Grodzinski concludes: “There have never been any malfunctions with our technologies. We’re proud to be able to provide a fast, competent and reliable service to our customers.”