‘Scrubbers are still considered new equipment and our experience is that key crew members still could use better understanding, more experience and training,’ said Aleksander Askeland, cso, Yara Marine Technologies. ‘Yara’s scrubbers are quite easy to operate, but you need to know what you are doing, and there has never been a better time to do training and to maintain SOx scrubber system skills than now.’
Askeland went on to add, ‘Operational disruptions are expensive, and proper training minimises the risk of downtime.
‘We see cases where maintenance is performed incorrectly, with very bad results. Correct operation and maintenance on the other hand makes you compliant, extends the life cycle on the scrubber, saves time, saves spare parts and reduces overall operational costs.’
The online training program focuses on expanding equipment operation knowledge and safe maintenance standards for crew, electrical- and engine officers, technical staff and superintendents.
Typically delivered as part of a one- or two-day course, the sessions are adapted to suit crews’ needs.
Yara Marine Technologies currently has more than 400 scrubbers installed in ships globally.