January 1, 2020: The current maximum of 3.5% S in fuel will be reduced to 0.5% with Emission Control Areas (ECA) remaining at the 2015 standard ultra-low 0.1% S content. Authorities request a MARPOL sample during inspections and may decide to take samples from engine feed or returning line, especially in ECAs, to confirm compliant fuel is in use.
Bruker’s MARPOL package provides a complete solution to test for the IMO 2020 Low Sulfur Fuel Oil Standard Requirement with its portable CTX 500S or S1 TITAN 500S, ready-to-go MARPOL factory calibration set-up, QC kit and QC standards.
This portable solution can quickly and accurately be used at service labs, supply stations, on docks, in ports and even aboard barges and ships. Suppliers, engineers, ship captains and inspectors need to trust that the analyzer measuring sulfur in fuel oil provides accurate and reproducible results no matter who takes the measurements or where they are taken. Bruker’s Portable XRF MARPOL package for quick and simple-to-use screening of sulfur in fuel oil is used by maritime inspectors around the world.
The high performance and contrast daylight visible LCD 3.7 inch touchscreen display is for system control and view of easy-to-read, and understandable results. These can be viewed as spectra, concentration or as pass/fail with preset thresholds.
Quick Check of more than S in fuel, such as wear metals (Al, Ti, Cr, Fe, Ni, Cu, Pb, Sn, Ag) in oil,
Bruker’s portable XRF analyzers can be customized to meet specific needs.