Infineum marine fuels additives receive performance recognition from Lloyd’s Register

Products - 4 March 2024

Infineum, a global leader in the fuel and lubricant additives market, has independently tested and verified their marine fuels products’ claims with Lloyd’s Register (LR). The LR assessment involved lab testing and a field trial, which resulted in an Additive Performance Certificate and Statement of Fact.

The range of marine fuels additives cover lubricity and combustion improvers, as well as wax and sludge management products. All these products have been proven to enhance onboard operability, making them effective solutions for ship operators to reduce potential issues and optimise fleet performance. The recognition from Lloyd’s Register is a clear attestation of the scientific approach taken to product development, which maximises value for customers. Users can expect, on average:

  • Over 40% reduction in sludge, resulting in less time spent on purifier and fuel system maintenance (measured by TSP)
  • Over 30% reduction in pump and injector wear, resulting in extended lifetime of parts (measured by HFRR)
  • Improvement of 7.5oC and 13oC in filter blocking and fuel solidification, ensuring fuel operability at lower temperatures (measured by CFPP/PP)
  • Over 10% saving in carbon monoxide emissions, on top of NOx and fuel consumption savings which enable cost negative environmental improvements (measured via onboard field trial)

Masayuki Yamanaka, Marine Venture Manager at Infineum revealed his delight at receiving the certification: “Our fuel additives are designed to enhance the performance and efficiency of conventional fuels, reducing emissions and fuel consumption for the shipping industry. We are proud of our products and the benefits they bring to our customers and the environment, but we are not complacent. We are also investing in R&D to explore the potential of future fuels, such as biofuels, methanol and ammonia, that can help shipping decarbonise even further. We believe that innovation is the key to a sustainable future for the maritime sector.”

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