That weight equals:
- The weight of an average adult octopus.
- 1.3 times the weight of a toilet.
- 2/3 of the weight of an adult kangaroo.
- 1/4 the weight of a cubic meter of snow.
- 4.5 times the weight of a gold bar.
- The amount of SOX produced by a MarineDiesel VGT350 over its’ lifespan, using Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel fuel.
SOX is regulated by the EPA in the United States and the EU in Europe. It is regulated because it is a component of acid rain. However, SOX is a different type of emission. Whereas NOX and Co2 are products of the combustion process, and, therefore, produced by the engine, SOX is a product of the fuel itself, and must be refined out of the fuel prior to combustion.
Today, nearly all diesel fuel sold in North America and Europe is Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel, ULSD. No controversy, right? Wrong. The controversy typically arises from the fact that the refining process required for ULSD makes the fuel far more expensive. As we covered a couple of days ago in our posting, 670,000 Liters, small changes in the price of fuel or the amount of fuel consumed have enormous impact on the bottom line. Naturally, the tradeoff is in emissions, and making a cleaner product.
The MarineDiesel VGT Series has been rated to consume ULSD fuel. When the engines burn ULSD, the power and performance is what you expect, and the amount of SOX produced is in full compliance with regulations.