WP Marine will be the 2011 Seawork Marine Exhibition with Soltron:
Tuesday-Thursday 14th-16th June 2011.
Meet WP Marine at Seawork stand B43 and find out how the Soltron enzyme can stop Diesel Bug from affecting your marine engines.
Diesel Bug is becoming an increasing problem for boatowners using ultra low sulphur Red Diesel following the introduction of the new Sulphur Free Gas Oil regulations.
Talk to WP Marine at Seawork. Get free advice on Soltron and Diesel Bug.
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What is Diesel Bug? Why is it a problem?
Under the new Sulphur Free Gas Oil regulations, it is now a legal requirement to sell Red Diesel with no more than 10ppm of sulphur (previously 1,000ppm) for use in inland waterway craft and recreational craft that do not go to sea.
Some fuel suppliers offer red-dyed road fuel for use in marine craft. Road fuel contains up to 7% FAME ("Fatty Acid Methyl Ester" or Biodiesel content) which can cause problems in some engines and increases the risk of biological contamination known as Diesel Bug.
What is the solution?
Esso Petroleum is investing in new equipment at Fawley Oil Refinery to produce FAME-free marine Red Diesel. It will be available from mid-2011.
Until then, supply must be of the dyed road diesel to meet the legislation but, unlike other suppliers, Esso guarantees that its product will only contain a maximum of 2% FAME, to reduce contamination risk.
WP Marine is helping marine Red Diesel users by offering Soltron, a widely-used enzyme designed to cut contamination, overcome Diesel Bug (irrespective of FAME content) and improve fuel consumption.
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