Why Should You Be Using Fuel Additives In Your Marine Vessels
Commercial marine vessels use large-model diesel engines to burn the marine fuel oil they need to power them. Whilst these fuels are less expensive than their refined counterparts they produce ash loads that would damage on-road vehicles, that is why a mixture of these engines’ design and fuel additives enable them to accommodate the higher inorganic content, like:
Within these fuels. Fuel additives work to prevent issues that have the potential to arise due to these high metallic contents.
So what marine fuel additives can help keep your engines running at their best?
This fuel soluble biocide and preservative helps prevent the growth of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and yeast in water contaminated fuels, preventing a sludge or slime build-up. By adding this anti-bug additive the tank and pipes of the fuel system are protected against corrosion. It also has the following qualities:
- Does not adversely affect fuel combustion or emissions quality
- Fully compatible with steels, aluminium, and zinc and with polyethylene and polypropylene
- Has no adverse effect on wastewater systems or municipal sewage treatment
It has been approved as a fuel additive by: Mercedes Benz, DAF, MAN, NATO, Deutz, Shell, the Swiss Army, and many others.
This demulsifier fuel additive is used either to prevent fuel-water emulsions from forming or as a fuel dehazer to eliminate water haze already dispersed within the fuel. The fuel additive works to render fuel ‘clear and bright’, separating the water from the fuel to create a defined fuel-water interface, making it easier to clear the tank of water and ensuring no water enters the rest of the engine with the fuel.
Marine Fuel Conditioner
Our marine fuel conditioner is a multi-functional fuel additive package that is suitable for use with Marine Gas Oils (MGO) including all grades of distillate marine fuels; DMA, DMB, DMX, DMZ used in high-speed diesel engines. The conditioner increases fuel shelf life and inhibits fuel tank sludge formation due to microbiological growth. Promoting a clean fuel system and inhibiting injector fouling, to ensure that your marine vessels run efficiently and with less downtime.
MotorMate fuel additive has been specially formulated to enhance and protect petrol and petrol fuel systems where fuel is stored for long periods of time and/or the associated equipment is used only infrequently and when ethanol-containing fuel may be an issue. The fuel additive acts to upgrade the critical characteristics of the fuel and to delay the symptoms of fuel aging, whilst having anti-corrosion and biocidal properties.
Other features include:
- Cleaning up and keeping fuel injectors and carburettors clean,
- Improves ‘control-ability’ and throttle response,
- Increases fuel economy,
- Contains an octane booster to reduce ‘pinking’ potential,
- Controls combustion chamber deposit build-up,
- Helps reduce unwanted emissions,
- Protects against ethanol-based corrosion,
- Contains a high dose of antioxidant (anti-ageing) component,
- Delays discolouration, gum/solids formation,
- Maintains the fuel’s ignition quality.
These are just a handful of the marine-specific fuel additives that we have available at FAST exocet®. Not only do we have a wide range of fantastic marine additives, but we offer bespoke fueling solutions tailored to your specific needs!