SEATTLE – Aug. 1, 2012 – (Marine NewsWire) Northern Lights, an industry leader in marine power generation and propulsion, announces a solution for the removal of soot and particulate matter often associated with diesel powered equipment – DECS.
DECS, or Diesel Exhaust Cleaning System, is based on DCL International’s revolutionary MARINE-X™ system. DECS removes particulates as they are emitted from the engine. Air and water quality in and around the vessel are vastly improved, offering a clean, enjoyable environment for everyone onboard and in nearby waters.
When equipped with DECS, exhaust gas is routed through a catalytically coated ceramic filter. Soot is trapped and the filter is kept free of restrictions. DECS uses a passive regeneration process. Unlike the competitors’ active system which requires additional equipment and regeneration time, with DECS, the Northern Lights generator set functions as normal while particulate matter is continually burned off using the heat emitted by the engine’s own exhaust.
At a conservatively rated exhaust gas temperature of 300° C, the soot burns away and transforms into harmless CO2. DECS’ modular steel housing and removable elements are designed to thrive in the unforgiving marine environment. The polished exterior of 304-stainless steel maintains a low-service temperature with a high polish to complement the engine room.
DECS is CARB Level 3 verified and NO2 compliant, and is custom engineered to be application specific to best fit the engine room configuration and individual filtration needs. The fully featured monitoring system records critical engine information while meeting or exceeding classification society requirements.
“DCL International’s emissions control technology has been proven to be effective on a global scale,” said Northern Lights director of marketing, Colin Puckett. “Northern Lights is the global leader in marine power generation and propulsion. Together, DECS will provide an ideal solution for the new generation of yachts that will be managing exhaust systems using safer, more practical and reliable technology.”
About Northern Lights
Founded in 1958, Northern Lights is a leading manufacturer of marine-diesel generators, Lugger propulsion engines and Technicold marine systems. The company’s products are distributed through a global sales and service network to over 40 countries.