Maersk Fluid Technology Updates Blending-on-Board System for Mobile Use

Monday December 12, 2016

Maersk Fluid Technology today announced that it has upgraded its SEA-Mate Blending-on-Board (BOB) Value Calculator to work with mobile devices and tablets.

As Ship & Bunker has reported, the BOB system, which is intended for medium-sized 2-stroke propulsion engines with a cylinder bore between 420 mm and 680 mm, was introduced by Maersk Fluid Technology during the second half of 2015, and can blend from 30 to 140 BN cylinder oil, using the in-use system oil as a base-oil.

The mobile-optimised BOB Value Calculator is noted to enable users to calculate savings based on a number of real life scenarios, providing a vessel-specific savings potential report that highlights potential cylinder oil savings.

"By using the value calculator it is easy to see the potential cost savings achievable with the introduction of a BOB system," said Sune Lilbaek, Head of Sales at Maersk Fluid Technology.

"With over 200 installations to date, we have proven it is possible to achieve lubrication at, or close to, the lowest allowed consumption of lubricant as specified by the engine manufacturer. This results in proven reductions of up to 40 percent in 2-stroke engine cylinder oil consumption, as well as significant fuel and maintenance savings."

Reports also detail energy and consumption savings related to continuous refreshment of the system oil, with calculations based on actual system and cylinder oil consumption, as well as cost for main engine and auxiliary engines.

"It also includes an estimate for expected reduction of maintenance cost – reduced cost for change of cylinder piston rings and liners, reduced cost for purifier maintenance and more. The resulting report is emailed to your inbox for further evaluation and support when building a business case," explains the company.

In July, it was reported that Maersk Fluid Technology SEA-Mate B1000 had received its first commercial order, and was slated for installation on 12 Maersk Tankers.