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Fuel Treatment for Ships

fuel treatment for ships

Heavy marine ships use large-model diesel engines to burn marine fuel oil and heavy fuel oil.  These fuels are less expensive than more refined products like #2 diesel. 

The engines burning these heavier (and dirtier) fuels are designed to accomodate the inherent properties of the fuel oil, including the higher inorganic content such as silicon and aluminum, which produce ash loads that would normally damage on-road vehicles.

Bell Performance Treats MFO and HFO

Large ships burning Marine Fuel Oil (MFO) and Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) deal with a range of operational issues, including black particulate smoke emissions, cold corrosion damage to metal surfaces and sludge buildup in fuel delivery systems.  Owners and operators are asking for solutions to this issues that rob their ships of their bottom line.

The Bell Performance ATX line of heavy fuel oil treatments offer solutions to these problems with ATX-1004DSC and ATX-1005SSD concentrated multi-purpose treatments for heavy fuel oils in marine applications.

Optimal Combustion

HFO and MFO have more energy than gas or diesel if burned completely.  But the heavy long-chain petroleum molecules in these fuels are more difficult to obtain fully complete combustion from.  Black smoke emissions from the engine are a result of incomplete combustion, with carbon soot particles being produced instead of just CO2 and water.

Bell Performance’s ATX-1004DSC and ATX-1005SSD combine both powerful organic and organometallic combustion improvers, to maximize fuel economy and reduce black smoke particulate emissions, which are a concern for environmental air quality zones.  Heavy diesel ship engines do more work with less fuel which being more environmentally friendly.

Cleaner Fuel Storage and Delivery Systems

Marine Fuel Oil and Heavy Fuel Oil both have heavy end constituents that fall out over time, leaving sludge deposits in the fuel storage tank, fuel lines and injection gun systems. Use of ATX-1004DSC and ATX-1005SSD will leave these systems clean and sludge free.  Clean fuel delivery and injection systems are best able to function at peak efficiency.

Cleaner Emissions

Both ATX-1004DSC and ATX-1005SSD lower ship black smoke particulate and NOx emissions. These are good for both the ship’s bottom line and the air we all breathe.

Cold Corrosion Damage

For ships struggling with corrosive damage to metal surfaces both near the combustion areas and beyond, ATX-1004DSC is also formulated with acid-neutralizing compounds that solve acid condensation problems and save valuable metal parts from corrosive damage.

Both Bell Performance marine fuel oil treatment formulations are concentrated to treat HFO and MFO with completely fuel-soluble formulas that burn seamlessly with the fuel.  Both products provide results at treat rates between 1:2000 and 1:5000.

Suggested Free Resources

ATX -1005SSD Bunker C Fuel Oil Additive Data Sheet
Download our ATX-1005SSD Data Sheet
ATX-1004DSC HFO/MFO Combustion Additive Data Sheet
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