General

Marine Exhaust Scrubber for NOx and SOx

One of the main components of a marine Exhaust Gas Scrubber (EGS) system is the separator. Lynx scrubber can replace large, stationary systems. Expected savings in size and weight would be between 50 and 80%.

Patents and IPR

InnSep «Lynx» scrubber technology is protected by Norwegian and international patents.

We have separation issues – Can Lynx solve them?

Yes, most likely. We recommend participation in our planned muliticlient Join Industry Project (JIP) in 2015 where specific client applications will be investigated and piloted.

Can we visit the Lynx lab?

Potential stakeholders and customers may qualify for visit in the InnSep flow lab at NTNU. Our full scale prototype that was tested in 2012 with 60 bar, Natural Gas and liquid hydrocarbons is also on display in the lab.

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Technical

Can you separate without the motor?

Yes. A self propelled solution can be developed for your requirements. We are using the motor to control the speed of the mesh in order to secure consistent rotation over the entire pressure range and gas flow range. When exact gas velocity is known and consistent, a system powered by the gas itself can be designed. The rotation requires so little energy that the pressure drop across the separator is minute, if any. In any case our design guidelines allow us to retrofit any non-motorized Lynx installations with motorized rotation.

What kind of sealing is used for the axle

None. The Lynx is hermetically closed. The energy required to operate it is low enough to allow magnetic non-contact coupling through the titanium cap where the engine is mounted. This allows the engine to be dismounted without affecting the integrity of the pressure vessel.

What bearings do you use and how long will they last

Lynx is designed with the same bearings used in subsea and offshore compressors. Bearings are normally certified for a certain number of rotations so that the rotation speeds will indicate the lifetime of the bearings. Compressors rotate 10-15 times faster than the Lynx, in the same conditions.

What happens when the rotating mesh is flooded

The Lynx mesh does not flood. When liquid amount increases above the design value, the centrifugal force combined with the collection chamber will continue to remove the design value amount of liquid, no matter the amount of excess liquids.