MARSIC280 and Digital Services: Full steam ahead in emissions measurement technology


We are living in turbulent and eventful times and the headwinds are being felt in the shipping industry too. For example, the IMO regulation for the reduction of sulfur oxide emissions is presenting new challenges for shipping companies and the supply industry. That’s when it’s good to have a partner on board who not only understands your trade but is also continuously coming up with new innovations. SICK has expanded its emissions measurement technology for the high seas with its new MARSIC280. It also offers its customer a closely-knit, global service network and innovative remote solutions.

The on-board emissions measurement technology is of great importance for operating the ship in accordance with the IMO guidelines. The entire MARSIC portfolio is approved by the seven largest classification societies, which together represent over 90% of the world's commercial fleet. Furthermore, the MARSIC300 is the only maritime emissions measurement device certified by the Japanese Ministry for Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Adherence to the MARPOL regulations is now being checked in all ports with great personnel costs and by high tech means. Using the gas analyzers from SICK, however, you will always find yourself in safe harbors.

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Control fiable de emisiones en los navíos para un rumbo seguro


MARSIC280: A new milestone is reached

With its MARSIC200 and MARSIC300, SICK offers a unique product portfolio that is worlds apart from the competition. The two product families differ primarily with regard to their measurement technology. The MARSIC200 with its tried-and-proven cold/dry extractive technology was the first to be developed. The MARSIC300 is a compact complete system that is the only one among its international competitors to feature a hot/wet extractive technology for process gas and on-board emissions monitoring.

SICK has now put on the market the MARSIC280, a further development of the MARSIC200 based on cold/dry extractive measurement technology. The new “small” MARSIC is specifically tailored to the requirements of scrubber applications and uses the tried-and-proven filter technology of the MARSIC300.


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The MARSIC280 is easy to integrate: The analysis and sample preparation units are pre-assembled on a mounting frame and connected accordingly. Optionally, a new instrument air preparation unit can be used for protection against contamination and higher measurement reliability.

Even more economical is a MARSIC280 analyzer that enables sequential measurements on two stacks. This, in combination with other optimizations to, for example, reduce maintenance and facilitate troubleshooting with a modular assembly of components, offers the crew the possibility to intervene quickly and thus reduce downtime.

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The devices in the MARSIC product family are low maintenance and characterized by their durability. They are therefore easy for the crew to properly employ at the decisive moment after suitable training, which provides a significant benefit to ship operators.


But this is just a small part of the services on offer. For many years now, SICK has been offering a sophisticated maritime service package that doesn’t end in the engine room. To enable us to meet the global needs of our customers, SICK has set up more maritime service hubs. Qualified staff from SICK and its partners will be available to you at these locations to assist with preventive maintenance, technical support, problem solving, and other services related to measurement technology.


Digital, cloud-based solutions also offer maximum transparency, ensure adherence to emissions guidelines, and increase efficiency to optimize operating costs:


SICK’s live emission compliance monitor is a digital solution to visualize live data of the vessel’s emission monitoring device (MARSIC). Within the application, the measurement data is combined with other data streams, such as vessel positioning as well as ECA and local emission regulations to track the compliance status of your vessel(s). With the data being uploaded to the cloud, also the fleet management onshore gains full transparency about the compliance status, device condition, live and historical emission data of the complete fleet, but also further information such as the scrubber efficiency which helps to save operational costs.


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