Aquaburn Fuel Enhancer – Solving Low Sulphur Fuel Problems
Key benefits of using Aquaburn™
•Dissolves water in fuel permanently
•Improves engine performance
•Reduces fuel consumption
•Permanently dissolves water in carbon, bio & marine fuels
•Reduces mainteance costs
•Enhanced engine performance
•Reduces harmful emmissions
•Greater fuel efficiency
•Cleans filters & injectors
•A solution for new low sulphur fuel problems
•Rusting and corrosion of components
•Governor/Metering component failure
•Sticky metering components (both pump and nozzle)
•Injection component wear and seizure
•Bacterial fungus and ‘diesel bug’
Why you need Aquaburn™
Diesel fuel attracts water and moisture from the moment it leaves the refinery. Contamination occurs during the delivery process, when transferring the fuel from tanker to storage tanks and through condensation. In marine there is always additional water ingress in fuel storage.
Water in the diesel fuel tank will inhibit engine performance and cause it to run as if being starved of fuel. It will also cause rapid wear and oxidize engine components resulting in injection damage, pitting, corrosion, engine in-efficiency and ultimately, seizure.
Aquaburn™ is a non biocide fuel additive that is proven to improve engine performance, reduce emissions and engine wear, and reduce fuel consumption, from between 5 and 10%.
Water in fuel causes problems, especially with Marine Diesel as it will rapidly wear and oxidize steel components. Because of the environment water is prevalent in Marine fuel not only through the natural process of attracting water while being transferred and transported but also through condensation and water ingress.AQUABURN™ is the only additive that dissolves any water in fuel tanks including sea water and bonds it to the fuel to be burned in the normal manner resulting in enhanced engine performance, less emissions and a reduction in fuel consumption.
AQUABURN™ prevents bacterial growth, no more diesel bugs.
AQUABURN™ reduces maintenance costs.
AQUABURN™Gives you enhanced fuel performance & fuel savings.
AQUABURN™Reduces harmful emissions with greater fuel efficiency.
Water in fuel will lead to the formation of Bacteria and Fungus to grow. Known as ‘Diesel Bug’ it is a major problem in fuel tanks and systems. It is caused by water attracting Micro Bugs that will thrive on the water surface and live off the bio matter in the fuel.
Before AQUABURN™ this would have to be treated by nasty biocides that add to the harmful emissions when being burned through.AQUABURN™ is a Bio Static and does not contain Biocides. It permanently dissolves water in fuel so there is nowhere for the micro bugs to exist.
AQUABURN™ has already been called the Ultimate Diesel Fuel treatment and is considered by our many customers to be an essential part of any marine vessel’s inventory.
AQUABURN™ is the only diesel fuel treatment that Dissolves water in diesel fuel permanently. Once mixed with the diesel fuel in your tank, AQUABURN™ continues working thus preventing any further water contamination including accidental or storm ingress in your diesel fuel! Unlike other traditional additives that separates the water that has to be drained off and disposed of as contaminated water,AQUABURN™ dissolves the water and renders it as usable fuel, AQUABURN™ is the only diesel fuel treatment that does this. It doesnt get rid of water in Diesel Fuel; it uses it!
Low Sulfur Regulatory Solutions – IMO RESOLUTION MEPC.176(58) Each low sulfur alternative presents potential operating challenges, such as compatibility, lubricity and biological contamination.
With the addition of the United States and Canada ECA (Emission Control Area) on August 1, 2012, bunker buyers and ship operators must be aware of issues and challenges that may arise when purchasing, handling and burning lower sulfur fuel that is mandated in designated areas. At least two different sulfur limits now exist. In certain zones, IMO regulations require fuels with 1.0% or less sulfur content in geographic regions designated as ECA’s. Additionally, in an increasing number of ports, 0.1% sulfur content must be used while at berth. To meet these requirements, bunker suppliers will have different alternatives available depending on what feed-stocks are available locally. These low sulfur fuel oils may be comprised of specially refined residual oil, ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel oil designed for motor vehicles and trains, and biodiesel. Refinery produced ultra-low sulfur fuel may have sulfur content as low as 0.0015%. Biodiesel naturally contains nearly zero sulfur content.
For more specific regulatory information, see IMO RESOLUTION MEPC.176(58). Each low sulfur alternative presents potential operating challenges, such as compatibility, lubricity and biological contamination. These fuel differences must be understood, as they may have a significant impact on engine performance and wear. Fortunately, each challenge can be mitigated by its initial identification, and then designing a solution with Aquamarine’s fuel treatment products and services. Your Aquamarine account executive should be your first resource in assuring you the right services and products to minimize any operating problems caused by low sulfur fuels.
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