XBEE Enzyme Fuel Technology in heavy fuel oils, including low sulfur fuels

In 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) urged ships to comply with the low sulfur fuel requirement.

“The limit on the sulfur content of fuel used on board ships operating outside designated emission control areas shall be 0.50% mass/mass”.

XBEE diesel fuel additive in heavy fuel oils, including low sulfur fuels

To help reduce the impact of climate change, new low-sulfur marine fuels have been formulated. Above all, fuel tanks and the fuels themselves need to be kept clean in order to achieve good engine performance. These low-sulfur fuels are more expensive and optimal combustion is required to avoid over-consumption.

However, new fuel oil formulations may differ around the world. Those with high paraffinic compounds can be incompatible with fuels with low aromatic reserves. As a result, can create asphaltic sludge that fouls sludge separators and plugs filters.

As the steel rusts, very small iron particles enter the fuel oil causing plugging and excessive wear in the fuel system (also causes poor combustion).

XBEE enzyme science solves the problem…

XBEE fuel treatment uses natural plant enzymes to break down sludge and remove water. Therefore, it reduces tank cleaning costs before switching to low-sulfur fuels and protect the new fuel from contamination.

Sometimes it is unavoidable to mix fuels, XBEE improves compatibility in heavy fuels from different sources, also acting on distillate fuels. When this bioadditive is used, instead of corrosion and sludge… it results in clean fuel and clean tanks, reduces maintenance costs and protects high-cost fuel.

Cleaning Tank

Cleaning Filters

XBEE enzymes also break down large fuel oil molecules, allowing better oxygenation. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are reduced, as well as hydrocarbon and soot formation.

“Less soot reduces the carbon in the combustion chambers leading to lower Nox emissions. XBEE will also reduce the load of acidic and oily sludge in the sulfur scrubber wash water, reducing disposal costs. Save fuel, protect your engines and save the planet!”