Complete Portable Testing Solution for IMO 2020 Low Sulfur in Fuel Regulations

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.
Contact Bruker to find out how portable XRF can benefit your operations.

Ships in port

Bruker’s Portable CTX

  • Small, lightweight battery operated portable XRF analyzer
  • 7.1 kg with battery
  • 13.5 cm x 25 cm x 35 cm WxDxH
  • Sample chamber: 12 cm x 13.5 cm x 8.5 cm WxDxH
  • Operating temperature: -10°C to +40°C
  • Splash / dust proof (IP-54) stainless steel housing for use in rugged conditions
C T X1

Portable Analyzer for Fast QA/QC of S in Fuel

Sulfur data

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.

MARPOL solutions

Bruker’s Portable Solutions Can Do More

Do you need to do a 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 your specific needs.

  • Ready-to-go factory standard or custom calibrations
  • Optional EasyCal Software to create your own calibrations
  • Measure powders, liquids, solids or sludge
  • Capable of measuring elements from Mg to U in ambient air
  • Print results with optional Bluetooth™ portable printer