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Navigate Changes in the Marine Industry with Innospec

Today’s market depends more than ever on the reliability and efficiency of marine engines. Environmental legislation is putting pressure on ship owners, managers, and operators to reduce emissions and move to much lower sulphur fuels – whether this is the traditional residual heavy fuel oil, or marine distillate.

New legislation from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Emission Control Areas is changing the fuels used by the shipping industry. The drive to introduce marine fuels with increasingly lower sulphur content – both HFO and distillate grades – is presenting a challenge for the marine industry.

Whether you are staying with HFO or changing to marine diesel fuels, Innospec has the solution. Since 1 January 2020, there is a mandatory requirement to use marine fuels with a maximum sulphur content of 0.5% by mass. These new compliant fuels may have various impacts on the operability of your fleet. For the most up to date news, visit our dedicated Octamar™ site.

We understand the challenges facing the marine industry and can provide you with the next generation of fuel additives. Our knowledge of the marine fuels industry is unrivaled. Innospec has a long history in marine fuel oils and we understand the industry is changing. As the world’s only fuel additive manufacturer focused solely on fuel additives, we understand the complexities of handling heavy fuel oil and marine diesel/gas oil at sea.

We are the world’s largest supplier of heavy fuel oil additives, marine fuel additives, and marine diesel treatments. Whatever the fuel quality, our portfolio of additives is guaranteed to optimize engine reliability, boost performance, improve fuel economy, and reduce maintenance requirements.

Octamar™ HF-10 PLUS

Keeps your engine running by stabilizing fuel blends and reducing sludge formation

  • Improved compatibility when using new fuels or unknown fuels
  • Safer fuel changeovers for ECAs
  • Stable and homogenous fuel ensures improved combustion
  • Reduced sludge means more fuel to burn
  • Higher treat rates combat injector fouling

Octamar™ Ultra HF

Provides a complete solution for VLSFO. It is designed to keep your engine running by improving fuel blend stability and combustion while reducing soot formation.

  • Combined combustion and ignition benefits from one additive
  • Cleaner running from powerful additive technology
  • Improved fuel economy and reduced fouling of exhaust gas systems
  • Increased fuel stability and compatibility of marine fuel blends