Northern Lights’ DECS – Your Complete Comfort Solution On Display At Miami International Boat ShowFeb 7, 2013
SEATTLE – (Marine NewsWire) Northern Lights, an industry leader in marine power generation, propulsion and HVACR, is pleased to announce that DECS - its revolutionary Diesel Exhaust Cleaning System - will be on display at the Miami International Boat Show.
Based on DCL International’s MARINE-X™ system, DECS removes soot and particulate matter as it is emitted from the diesel engine. The air and water quality on and around the vessel is vastly improved, offering a clean, enjoyable environment for everyone onboard.
When equipped with DECS, exhaust gas is routed through a catalytically coated ceramic filter, trapping soot and particulates. Unlike the competitors’ systems, DECS uses a passive regeneration process which does not require additional equipment, controls or regeneration time. The Northern Lights generator set functions as normal while particulate matter is continually burned off using the heat emitted by the engine’s own exhaust.
DECS’ unique filtration process reduces carbon monoxide by up to 98 percent and diesel hydrocarbons by up to 95 percent. At a conservatively rated exhaust gas temperature of 300° C (572° F), the soot burns away and transforms into harmless CO2. It is CARB Level 3 verified and NO2 compliant.
DECS’ modular steel housing and removable elements are designed to thrive in the unforgiving marine environment. DECS is engineered to be application specific and its polished stainless steel exterior maintains a low-service temperature with a high polish to complement any engine room. The state-of-the-art monitoring system records critical engine information. DECS meets or exceeds the sound attenuation standard of marine engine mufflers, as well as all classification society requirements.
“DCL International’s emissions control technology has been proven to be effective on a global scale,” said Northern Lights director of marketing, Colin Puckett. “Northern Lights is the global leader in marine power generation and propulsion. Together, DECS will provide an ideal solution for the new generation of yachts that will be managing exhaust systems using safer, more practical and reliable technology.”
DECS will be displayed at the Miami International Boat Show, booth P100, along with the rest of Northern Lights’ comprehensive product line of marine power generation, HVACR and hybrid solutions.
About Northern Lights
Founded in 1958, Northern Lights is a leading manufacturer of Northern Lights Marine Diesel Generators, Lugger Propulsion Engines and Technicold Marine Climate Control and Refrigeration Systems. The company’s products are distributed through a global sales and service network to over 40 countries.