SV (space velocity) value
“SV (space velocity) value” means a value of the exhaust gas flow rate passing through the catalyst block(s) (m3/h) per total volume of the catalyst block(s) in the SCR chamber (m3). Therefore, unit of SV value is (1/h). The exhaust gas flow volume is the volume defined at 0°C and 101.3 kPa.
Source: Resolution MEPC.198(62), 2011 Guidelines addressing additional aspects to the NOx Technical Code 2008 with regard to particular requirements related to marine diesel engines fitted with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Systems, 15 July 2011, International Maritime Organization. Regulatory Guidance