BUNKER INDEX :: Price Index, News and Directory Information for the Marine Fuel Industry



« News Home
:: Monthly Archive

News Topics
:: Air Pollution
:: Agreements & M&A's
:: Alternative Fuels
:: BunkerBlog
:: Cargoes & Storage
:: Company News
:: Efficiency, Costs & Charges
:: Environment
:: Events
:: Financial
:: Fuel Quality & Testing
:: Lubes & Additives
:: Oil Spills
:: People
:: Port News
:: Projects
:: Regulation, Legal
:: Services, Products,Technology
:: Statistics & Research
:: Vessels

Regional Archive
:: Americas
:: Asia/Oceania
:: Europe
:: M.East/Africa


BUNKER INDEX :: Price Index, News and Directory Information for the Marine Fuel Industry
Home » News





Maersk Fluid Technology welcomes growing demand for blending-on-board system

17 May 2017 10:37 GMT

Firm says influx of orders confirms operator demand to blend cylinder lubricant compositions that match actual engine operating conditions and fuel sulphur levels.



Maersk Fluid Technology (MFT) has hailed a recent influx of orders for its SEA-Mate blending-on-board (BOB) system as confirmation of industry demand for technological solutions that enable ship operators to blend fit-for-purpose cylinder lubricant compositions on board their vessels that match actual engine operating conditions and fuel sulphur levels.

The technology is designed to reduce cylinder oil consumption and alleviate issues such as cold corrosion and excessive cylinder wear. Additionally, the SEA-Mate is said to mitigate issues associated with worn system oil causing problems for the hydraulic control system in modern, electronic two-stroke engines.

Developed based on proprietary technology, the BOB technology allows for the blending of the in-use system oil with a higher BN cylinder oil product to produce a fit-for-purpose cylinder lubricant and facilitate addition of fresh system oil to the engine sump.

With BOB units on board, 30 - 140 BN cylinder oil can be blended utilising the in-use system oil as a base-oil, blending it with high-BN or traditional cylinder oils available from the oil majors.

The SEA-Mate BOB system has received 'no objection' letters from MAN Diesel & Turbo (MDT) and Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) engines and is designed for use on all types of vessel, both retrofit and newbuild.

More than 200 installations in operation

Originally developed by Maersk for use on A.P Moller-Maersk group's fleet of containerships, MFT has since welcomed investment in the technology for installations across a wide range of ship types. To date, more than two hundred units have been installed and millions of cylinder operation hours have been logged.

The MFT Blending-on-Board product line comprises three unit types: the B1000 for medium range engines with a bore size of 50 - 72 cm; the B3000 for larger engines with a bore size above 72 cm; and the new SEA-Mate B500, specifically designed for engines with a bore size of 26 - 48 cm.

The medium-range unit was introduced in 2015 and the first volume order was placed by Maersk Tankers for the retrofit of the SEA-Mate B1000 system for twelve tankers. In 2016, the units were installed on the tankers without the need to interrupt the vessels' schedule.

Since its introduction, the SEA-Mate B1000 system has also been adopted for vessels owned by Bertling, Masterbulk and Evergas. For the smaller B500 system, Clipper Group has in 2017 taken delivery of the first unit to be fitted on a vessel equipped with an MAN Diesel S42MC engine.

"Our experiences with the current 200+ installations have proved that it will be possible to achieve continuous lubrication at, or close to, the lowest allowed consumption of lubricant as specified by the engine manufacturer, with the optimal amount of acid neutralisation and cleaning properties - the cylinder lubricant from the SEA-Mate BOB system always matching the fuel composition.

"The flexibility of the system allows blending of a cylinder oil with system oil or blending of two cylinder oils, and means it can easily be adapted for future needs through change of the incoming streams," remarked Sune Lilbaek, Head of Sales at Maersk Fluid Technology A/S.

Online library for Blending-on-Board ready lubricants

In February 2017, MFT updated its online library of high-BN cylinder oil product sheets to include the latest generation of 140 BN and 300 BN cylinder oils suitable for BOB, for blending with system oil or low-BN cylinder oils. The library includes high-BN cylinder oils from BP, Castrol, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Premier 6, Shell and Total Lubmarine, and is continuously updated as new oils are released by the oil majors.

The list of supporting oil major products can be found at maerskfluid.com/index.php/information-material.




Related Links:

Evergas and Clipper to equip ships with lubricant blending-on-board system
Maersk Fluid Technology upgrades cylinder oil savings calculator
New blending technology to be showcased in Denmark
First order for new blending-on-board system
Denmark

Latest News:

Skangas vessel Coralius performs first LNG bunker delivery
Rosmorport in talks with bunker firms over running LNG supply operation: source
September has turned out to be a bullish month... so far
Shell bunker tanker delivers LNG cargo to Klaipeda reloading station
Oil and fuel oil hedging market update
Vane Line Bunkering faces lawsuit over barge captain who suffered stroke
Brent price remains in the mid-fifties
Wartsila launches tug designs with hybrid propulsion
Oil and fuel oil hedging market update
Corvus: Understanding how high energy density is key to economical energy storage systems
ES Group says it will retain bunker vessel after charterer 'defaulted' on contract
Adventure superyacht with 'exceptional fuel efficiency' unveiled




Page Links:

Prices
Africa
Asia
Latin America
Middle East
North America
North Europe
South Europe
Index Summary
Price Highlights
Commentaries
Futures
Prices
Antwerp
Busan
Cape Town
Fujairah
Houston
Istanbul
Kaohsiung
Las Palmas
Maracaibo
New Orleans
Piraeus
Rio
Rotterdam
Santos
Singapore
Directory
Africa
Asia
Central America
Middle East
North America
North Europe
Oceania
South America
South Europe
Directory
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Hong Kong
Italy
Japan
Netherlands
Panama
Russia
Singapore
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
News
Latest News
Blogs
Archive
Americas
Asia
Europe
Middle East
News
Air Pollution
Agreements & M&A's
Alternative Fuels
Cargoes & Storage
Efficiency, Costs & Charges
Environment
Events
Financial
Fuel Quality
Lubes & Additives
Oil Spills
People
Port News
Projects
Regulation/Legal
Services, Products, Technology
Statistics & Research
Vessels
Events
Upcoming Events