On the 3rd, STX Engine announced that it is the first Korean company to successfully pass the performance test for DPF(Diesel Particulate Filter) with KOMSA in August this year. As a result, it is now possible to reduce the number of fine particles generated from the diesel engine during ship operation to 90%.
DPF applied to the diesel engine of the 1000 hp ship mass produced this time is pure Korean technology combining the latest technology factors of post-processing for STX Engine’s ships and expertise of automobile post-processing company, Clean Earth. Beside minimization of effects on the ship’s engine due to high smoke reduction and low pressure, it is a bypass integrated type of product that can acquire minimal and stable internal space of ship.
According to the Act on the Promotion of Development and Distribution of Environment-Friendly Ships enacted last year to promote the development and distribution of eco-friendly ships, the facility will be mounted in the Sokcho patrolling ships newly ordered and handed over to the Eastern HQ at the end of year. STX Engine was also selected as the DPF supplier for new harbor patrolling ships built by Masan’s regional oceanic and fishery authority, and it will be built within September and delivered to the shipyard.
After successfully completing the development works in accordance with the government’s eco-friendly policy, STX Engine’s DPF is expected to play a big role in reducing smokes and fine particles generated from the ships. Apart from the newly built ships, it can be installed in the existing ships, thus it will be a good example of technology for oceanic environment preservations.