Veolia Transport Marine – Pierre Loti, France – XBEE engine cleaning additive

Veolia Transport Marine – Pierre Loti

In 2003, the shipping company Fouras Aix tested the effectiveness of the XBEE engine cleaning additive.

Two engine endoscopic studies have been carried out in order to check precisely what could be the conse- quences of treating the engine with XBEE. First inspection was made on June 26, 2002, and second one on March 18, 2003: the engineers certify that they have neither carried any service to the engine nor change any part of it before or during its treatment with the XBEE enzymes.

In no more than eight and a half months, XBEE has been capable of sorting out M/V Pierre Loti problems during its normal working hours.

April 2005, follow up of the treatment after 22 months

 Every year, by the end of March, M/V Pierre Loti is having its annual technical inspection in the port of La Pallice (La Rochelle, France). In 2005, engineers had scheduled to open cylinder heads but due to  the perfect condition of the engines; the technical management team and its engine manufacturer decided to postpone this heavy operation for at least another year.

Engineers have noticed much cleaner injectors nozzles, a “perfectly” dry exhaust collecting unit, tops of cylinder heads free of any residue and much clearer smokes.

Efficacy of XBEE Engine Cleaning Additive

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Furthermore, Anac Diagoparc laboratory (a subsidiary of Elf petrol company), which made continuous oil analysis during the tests carried out certifies that XBEE strictly respects the alloys of the different engine parts.

The OEM called on XBEE in order to test the “curative” capacity of the product since M/V Pierre Loti had combustion problems in her starboard engine.

“At the end of the year of the trial period _ on the end of March 2003, we carried out an endoscopic examination of the cylinders and exhaust manifolds. It’s turned out that we were very pleasantly surprised by the total lack of carbon materials on the piston crowns, cylinders faces, valve heads & tulips, cylinders heads and exhaust manifolds.

The perfect cleanness of these parts enables us to conclude that the fuel additive we tested had a real effective effect on the improvement of both propellant engines’ behavior by eliminating all the carbon materials.

For that reason we think to use such a fuel additive will improve the mechanical behavior and the useful life of the above mentioned parts. We […] agree to recommend to our customers the use of this fuel additive for our engine range POYAUD”.

G. Garcia – After Sales Service Manager


Veolia Transport Marine – Pierre Loti

Île d’Aix, France