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Maersk to address Blending-On-Board at European Marine Engineering Conference

April 5, 2016

Maersk to address Blending-On-Board at European Marine Engineering Conference

Maersk to address Blending-On-Board at European Marine Engineering Conference

Visitors to the 2016 European Marine Engineering Conference in Amsterdam this year will be able to hear a keynote speech from Maersk Fluid Technology managing director Jens Byrgesen, who will talk about his company’s success with Blending-On-Board lubrication technology.

Maersk’ SEA-Mate Blending-On-Board concept is based on proprietary technology designed to enable the operator to custom blend a fit-for-purpose cylinder lubricant from recycled two-stroke system oil and a cylinder oil concentrate with a base-number up above 300 BN.

The SEA-Mate concept is designed to address the needs of today's operational challenges, such as slow-steaming, changes between different fuel types with different sulphur content, crankcase cleanliness issues and system oil performance concerns.

As a topic, Blending-On-Board divides opinion within the industry, with many of the leading lube manufacturers advising caution, but with a number of shipowners apparently seeing benefits from employing the technology. Indeed, independent consulting company BWSC has documented that the system facilitates a fuel consumption reduction up to 1.5% and owners find it is possible to reduce lube oil consumption by up to 50%.

The first Blending-On-Board systems were commissioned back in 2008 and today there are more than 200 systems in active operation. As an example: -

Blending-On-Board was installed on Emma Maersk in 2012. Back then, Maersk Line estimated cost savings from reduced lubricant and fuel consumption for Emma Maersk in excess of US$100,000 per year and the total operating savings from the Blending-On-Board technology installed on Maersk Line ships to be in excess of US$17 million per year.

Delegates will have the chance to quiz Mr Byrgesen on the virtues of this technology.

The Marine Lubes session of the European Marine Engineering Conference begins at 15:20 on 13 April at the Mövenpick Hotel, Amsterdam.

About Maersk Fluid Technology

Maersk Fluid Technology is a fully-owned subsidiary of A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, and provides best-in-class, cost-effective and technologically leading solutions for clients' lubrication needs. Their products have been developed since 2008 starting out as an idea, materializing into a concept and through years of field testing, it has turned into the globally patented solution named ‘Blending-On-Board’ lubrication system and the “SEA-Mate XRF Analyser” for wear analysis and monitoring. The products are today branded as SEA-Mate® and the concept is based on propriety technology designed to enable the operator to custom blend a fit-for-purpose cylinder lubricant from recycled 2-stroke engine system oil and a cylinder oil concentrate with a base-number up above 300 BN.

Further information can be found by visiting www.maerskfluid.com

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Maersk SEA MATE

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Image 1: Maersk’s SEA-Mate Blending-On-Board system

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Steve Parks
Wake Media Ltd
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e: steve.parks@wake-media.co.uk

Client Contact:

Sune Lilbaek
Maersk Fluid Technology
t: +45 33 63 41 06
e: sune.lilbaek@maerskfluid.com

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