Marichem Marigases looks beyond regulatory horizon
TAKING LEAD IN A WORLD OF CHANGE
Marichem Marigases, a leading company within the marine chemicals and gases industry is proud of its research and technology centre, through which new products are formulated in response to the increasing needs of the maritime market. Over the years, the experience and knowledge of our specialized scientists in our laboratories constitute the basis of developing new products that not only meet the norms and standards of the international community, but also surpass the specified regulations and advance to the next generation of innovative products.
Marine fuels and the new legislation governing emissions are the responsibility of Owners, Managers and Operators. Marichem Marigases offers through its extensive worldwide network, Fuel Oil Treatment products to improve engine reliability and performance, improve fuel economy, reduce maintenance costs and meet with the current emission requirements.
INNOVATIVE FUEL OIL TREATMENT PRODUCTS FOR COMPLIANCE WITH NEW ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANISATION: F.O.T. – ULS, FUELFLOW PPR, F.O.T. C-100 NEW GENERATION, F.O.T. 10 NEW GENERATION & F.O.T. NEW GENERATION
Reducing the level of sulphur compounds in the Marine Fuel Oil can reduce the ability of the oil to lubricate the injection system of the engine, causing the fuel injection pump to seize. Lower lubricity can significantly increase the wear of fuel pumps, valves and injector nozzles, over an extended period of use.
F.O.T. – ULS provides superior lubricity properties to the Ultra Low Sulphur Fuel Oils in order to avoid the above mentioned eventualities. Furthermore, it prevents problems associated with the accumulations of injection deposits.
Another revolutionary Fuel Oil Treatment product, part of the New Generation F.O.T. product range has been launched. FUELFLOW PPR, a fuel oil treatment product that prevents the formation of wax structures and is suitable for all distillate fuels.
FUELFLOW PPR is a highly concentrated fuel oil additive specifically designed to reduce/depress the Pour Point - the temperature at which a fuel becomes solid - and prevent the formation of wax structures.
Regarding marine distillate fuels, a notable move towards fuels with higher wax contents has been noticed and consequently this leads to worsening cold temperature operability.
As more ships are sailing through polar waters and as new hybrid and ultra low sulfur distillate fuels are becoming available in the market, there is an increased risk of wax formation which can make fuel unpumpable.
As the temperature in the fuel decreases, the molecules of paraffin tend to come together, forming large structures which will degrade the flow characteristics of the fuel. Modification of the crystallization of the wax is necessary to maintain the fuel at a liquid condition and avoid solidification in extreme conditions.
FUELFLOW PPR is suitable for all distillate fuels and secures no paraffin crystallization at very low temperatures/arctic waters. When using FUELFLOW PPR the fuel remains liquid and easy to handle/pump.
This product has been tested by independent laboratories, which have verified the reduction pour point and cold filter plugging point (CFPP), by an average of 21°C and 11°C respectively after its use.
F.O.T. C-100 NEW GENERATION is a uniquely concentrated product, containing advanced organometallic compounds, specifically designed to increase fuel energy and reduce combustion deposits. This new innovative formula combines superior quality components, which result in its catalytic action as a fuel additive and deposit eliminator, to be used in all types of diesel engines operating with heavy fuel oils (HFO).
This special product is engineered to eliminate heavy metal depositions such as Vanadium and Lead contaminants in the fuel. These deposit eliminators are very effective in changing the ash composition, during their reaction with heavy metals’ depositions. This in turn leads to the prevention of low and high temperature acid corrosion on sensitive surfaces.
F.O.T. 10 NEW GENERATION is a concentrated liquid blend of organic components, which can be added to all marine fuel grades. It acts as a catalyst to improve combustion and maximize energy release. At the same time, it keeps the fuel oil stable and homogeneous, leading to improved combustion and better compatibility and stability.
This unique product catalytically reduces the amount of exhaust particulates and inhibits the formation of acid gases, therefore leading to a reduction of acid and acidic gas emissions to the environment.
F.O.T. NEW GENERATION is a newly-developed, concentrated fuel oil additive, specifically designed to facilitate the handling and burning of all types of heavy fuel. Our New Generation product disperses and dissolves sludge, suspending high fuel particles into a solution. In this way, fuel blends become homogeneous, leading to improved combustion, and vastly reducing any compatibility and stability issues.
One main benefit of our F.O.T. NEW GENERATION is its highly concentrated nature, which results in lower dosage requirements and greater cost savings.
YOUR GLOBAL MARITIME PARTNER
Marichem Marigases is one of the leading companies in the international marine chemicals and gases industry, manufacturing and providing high quality marine chemicals, coatings, chemical equipment, gases and refrigerants, cutting and welding machinery, accessories and equipment, fire-rescue and safety services to the shipping industry.
We offer a variety of products at more than 2,100 ports, supplied by a distribution network of 196 stock points, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The efficient operation of our network is backed up by decades of experience from dedicated marine experts, operating according to ISO 14001 international quality systems, thus ensuring Marichem Marigases’ commitment to the environmental responsibility, quality management, product efficiency, high - standard services and safety to the customers.
The company also sustains a big network of service engineers, who offer the essential technical support in all major ports and elsewhere worldwide. This particular service is crucial for the proper monitoring of the boiler water & cooling water treatment programs of the vessels, thus recently has developed a sophisticated electronic system, “Optimum”, through which, chemical test results can be sent directly from the vessels to the central servers of the company.
Since its start-up operations, Marichem Marigases has steadily and faithfully observed a people-centered philosophy, with consistency, work ethic and respect towards the vessel, her crew, her operator and the environment being at the forefront. At the same time, Marichem Marigases is famous for its prompt and efficient services, which are considered to be one of our assets. The corporate philosophy is purely customer-centered, as we exist both thanks to and for the customer.
At Marichem Marigases, we believe it is a daily challenge and our mission to respond to the current needs of the international fleet and to be able to foresee its future requirements, through a strategy that focuses on the impeccable business operation of the group, which has led the company to evolve to a main player οn the world stage of the global market.
The Worldwide Services of the company have been at the forefront of promoting environmental consciousness within the chemical industry, throughout all stages of production, starting from the raw materials, the manufacturing process of the products and their handling, through to the final disposal on board the vessel. We continuously strive to meet the marine industry needs, whilst we decrease our environmental footprint.