Welcome to the Wake Media news hub. Here you can find our clients' latest news. Use the tag filter above to search by company or keyword.
May 5, 2017
Evergas and Clipper Group to Equip Vessels with Maersk Fluid Technology SEA-Mate® Lubricant Blending-On-Board System
Maersk Fluid Technology (MFT) has signed contracts with both Evergas and the Clipper Group for the supply of the SEA-Mate® Blending-on-Board (BOB) system. This recent order takes the total number of SEA-Mate® BOB systems invested in by ship owners to over two hundred units, representing millions of logged cylinder operation hours.
Evergas will install the SEA-Mate® B1000 unit on their vessels, a system which is suitable for medium range engines with a bore size of 50 – 72 cm. The Clipper Group have taken delivery of the smaller B500 unit, which is the system specifically designed for engines with a bore size of 26 – 48 cm, to be fitted on a vessel equipped with a MAN Diesel S42MC engine.
BOB facilitates better cylinder lubrication and system oil quality for all 2-stroke engine sizes
Initially a tool for reduction of lubrication issues on very large 2-stroke engines, the concept is today available in three different sizes and suitable for all modern 2-stroke engines. MFT’s BOB technology facilitates blending of the in-use system oil, as a base oil, with a high-BN cylinder oil product to produce a fit-for-purpose cylinder lubricant matching the actual fuel composition. With BOB units on board, ship operators can blend cylinder lubricant compositions that match actual engine operating conditions and fuel sulphur levels. The use of this technology can reduce cylinder oil consumption and alleviate issues such as cold corrosion, excessive cylinder wear. The system also mitigates issues associated with worn system oil, causing problems for the hydraulic control system in modern electronic 2-stroke engines. Once oil is refreshed, significant energy savings in connection with purification and frictional losses can be realised.
Designed in cooperation with the large engine designers and Ship Owners
The SEA-Mate® BOB concept is designed with a shipowners needs in mind and is actively developed together with the major engine designers and has received “no objection” letters for MAN Diesel & Turbo and Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) engines. The system is suitable for use on all types of vessel, both retrofit and newbuild, and does not require installation of additional cylinder oil tanks nor does installation result in offhire – it is fitted and commissioned during regular port stays.
“Maersk Fluid Technology welcomes the recent orders from Evergas and Clipper Group. The 200+ unit orders received to date represent systems installed across a wide range of vessels types, for retrofit and newbuild application. This is a technology that is supporting ship operators with both changing engine operating conditions and fuel sulphur levels, it is needed in the industry and we are pleased that our order book reflects that requirement.” says Sune Lilbaek, Head of Sales at Maersk Fluid Technology.
Image Caption: BOB system to be installed on EverGas Gas Carrier, JS Greensail
Image caption: The SEA-Mate® B1000 unit
You can also stay up-to-date with Maersk Fluid Technology by visiting their LinkedIn page
For further information, please contact:
Wake Media Ltd
t: +44 (0) 208 686 1728
Maersk Fluid Technology
t: +45 33 63 41 06
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, materialising 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 in-use 2-stroke engine system oil and a high-BN cylinder oil like a 140BN or 300 BN cylinder oil product available from oil majors in ports worldwide.
Further information can be found by visiting www.maerskfluid.com