German marine engine producer MAN Energy Solutions on Wednesday (2 September) said PrimeServ Lab, a MAN Energy Solutions’ after-sales division, has now introduced a fuel-stability analysis of the new types and their compatibility with other fuels.
PrimeServ Lab performs analyses of such fluids as fuel oil, lube oil, cooling water, lube-oil separator control samples and fuel-oil separator control samples for both stationary and marine four-stroke engines, it said.
With new fuels types introduced in 2020, PrimeServ Lab has now included the so-called p-value as part of its standard fuel-analysis programme.
The scope of diesel-fuel analysis has also been increased with lubricity, biofuel content and ignition delay added to standard reporting.
“PrimeServ Lab’s competitive advantage is the outstanding knowledge of engines and engine fluids that we have, as an OEM, which enables us to evaluate fluid analyses with great accuracy,” said Dr Holger Gehring, MAN PrimeServ.
“In contrast with most other labs, PrimeServLab doesn’t specialise in the analysis of individual fluids but, rather, specialises in the analysis of all engine fluids – to provide a complete picture.
Our comprehensive solutions cover all essential fluids and enable us to extend engine-lives and identify potential issues or risks that could cause disruption if unnoticed. This significantly reduces the amount of downtime, damaged equipment and profit losses our customers would otherwise endure.”
Similarly, due to the introduction of SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) catalysts, the company said PrimeServ Lab now also analyses urea solutions to ensure reliable catalyst function in SCR systems.
PrimeServLab offers analyses on a modular basis, comprising six different packages that can be matched to suit individual requirements.
Returned samples are analysed and form the basis for a comprehensive report with operational recommendations where applicable.
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Published: 3 September, 2020
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