Variable BN cylinder oil blending / minimum feed rate test - Grete Maersk
The SEA-Mate® B3000 lube oil blender was launched in March 2011. This is the very latest generation of BOB technology and was installed and commissioned on the Grete Maersk.
The test had two primary objectives, firstly to proof test the performance of B3000 and secondly to confirm that the anticipated value drivers were both sustainable and tangible.
In the first instance, the overall performance of B3000 exceeded expectations in all aspects of the test. Subsequent blends were proven to be consistent in terms of blended cylinder oil quality and specifications. Following this trial B3000 has been successfully deployed on other vessels with no negative feedback or issues reported to date.
With regard to the value drivers, the trial was considered to be a resounding success with the result that Maersk Line placed an immediate order for an additional 25 x B3000 and SEA-Mate M2000 Analyzers. Please contact MFT for more information.
Henrik Weimar, Operation Manager, Maersk Fluid Technology, places great emphasis on the following key learning's: