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13.06.2017

Important steps for the international standardisation of exhaust gas measurements (ISO/TC 70/SC 8)

The revised standards for measurement procedures (ISO 8178-1) and test cycles (ISO 8178-4) are now available on the ISO website. However, work on the key ISO 8178 standards series continues. One key focus for the future is smoke measurements, which are becoming increasingly important in the shipping industry.

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09.06.2017

Political evening on 26 June – setting a course for maritime energy transformation

At a political evening in Berlin on 26 June, VDMA engine manufacturers will continue the dialogue on climate protection with politicians and other areas of the maritime sector. The aim is to secure the future of commercial shipping while simultaneously achieving climate targets. The engine industry wants to help shape the path towards CO2 neutrality by 2050.

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24.05.2017

Uncertainty concerning the approval of combustion plants

There is uncertainty concerning the approval of engine-driven power stations and other combustion plants. In some cases, authorities, consultants and manufacturers of exhaust gas cleaning systems have been using draft versions of the upcoming Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control and limits expected in a new Federal Immission Control Act for approval purposes. The VDMA and German Federal Ministry for the Environment agree that this is not permissible.

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24.05.2017

Caution advised when using wireless communications – combustion engines affected by Radio Equipment Directive

Does your engine or engine system communicate wirelessly with the driver's cab or a control centre? Then you may now be affected by the Radio Equipment Directive. This means that the Declaration of Conformity procedure will involve a considerable amount of extra work.

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23.05.2017

Stricter limits for large combustion plants in Europe

The adoption of the EU best available technologies reference document for large combustion plants will introduce stricter limits. As well as more stringent limits for nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide, there will now be regulations for other pollutants, too.

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22.05.2017

Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control update – government prepares immission control act for combustion plants

The new Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control are due to be adopted in the near future. However, key limits for combustion engine systems will be tightened in an upcoming Federal Immission Control Act. Here, you can find out more about the current status of the legislation and which engine systems are affected.

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Economic situation

Economic situation

08.01.2016 The industrial engines of the manufacturers represented in the VDMA can be divided into two categories: compact engines, primarily for driving mobile machinery, and large engines, for supplying energy and driving ships and rolling stock.

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Applications

Engines for generating electricity and heat

In vehicles, ships or as engines for stationary energy conversion, internal combustion engines have been used in millions of applications for over 100 years.

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Engines in mobile machinery – driving the economy

Do you think sufficient nutrition is a necessity? Do you wish to go to work on asphalted roads? Do you not want to live in a tent? Then you too are dependent on mobile machinery. For there is scarcely a single area of our lives that would function without mobile machinery.

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Ships – inconceivable without internal combustion engines

Whether for entertainment electronics from China, coffee from South America or vehicles from the US, global trade would not be possible without sea transport.

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Environment

Manufacturers of large engines call for energy transformation in the maritime sector

04.04.2017 Manufacturers of large engines in the VDMA have acknowledged the resolutions of the world climate summit in Paris. They intend to play an active role in replacing fossil fuels with more environmentally-friendly forms of energy in the shipping industry.

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