Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) – more commonly known as “scrubbers” – are currently being installed on thousands of vessels worldwide in order to comply with the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap. And as a recent innovation within the maritime industry, they have not been without some early issues, including EGCS corrosion. The wash water from scrubbers, now containing pollutants it has filtered, is acidic and therefore highly corrosive. The effects of the acidic nature of the corrosive scrubber wash water on the i
Source: NDT