Wilhelmsen insights

Scrubber operations

How to manage the challenges

Wilhelmsen insights |
Jon Helge Ulstein , Vessel Manager

Operating scrubbers come with it’s own challenges. Like any other systems, scrubbers need to be maintained and operated according to maker specifications. This is all within day-to-day ship operations when you have the right processes and management.

We have prepared useful slides highlighting a few key challenges when operating scrubbers. Included within are:

  • Common problems encountered during sludge handling where some ports are unfamiliar with the EU Waste Directive
  • Differences of sulfur requirements by geography 
  • Acceptable scrubber-types at ports due to the local wash water regulations
  • Possible malfunction of monitoring equipment
  • Scrubber water testing
  • Calibration schedule and roles segregation
  • Training for equipment
  • Caustic soda handling


Download this presentation to for our recommended solutions for the challenges above.

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