Soltron contains natural enzymes (nature’s most powerful catalysts) extracted from marine algae. It prevents ‘Diesel Bug’ contaminants found in some marine gas oil from damaging engines.
Important benefits of Soltron include:
Soltron is already used by Stena Line Ferries. WP Marine carried out emissions testing and fuel sampling. Test results show how Soltron improved fuel efficiency by 12.7% and reduced emissions by 45%.
Soltron produces these results after 42 days of a 65-day trial on the Stena Line Trader, a 212-metre cross channel ferry (26,660t) with four B&W MAN 9l 48/60B engines (KW Horsepower: 2 x 10,800 kW).
Read the full Soltron Stena Line Case Study.
Diesel bug is a biological contamination that can occur within gas oil.
Risk of contamination increases if you attempt to use red-dyed road diesel in your marine engine.
This is because road diesel contains up to 7% FAME (Fatty Acid Methyl Ester or Biodiesel).
Esso Petroleum has invested in new equipment at Fawley Oil Refinery to produce FAME-free marine red diesel. It is being made available from mid-2011.
Soltron’s enzymes continuously react with Diesel Bug contaminants, converting them back into fuel.
Any remaining deposits are broken down into sub-micron sizes that burn off during combustion.
During the ignition of fuel, the Soltron enzymes help the diesel to combust so all the fuel burns off. It keeps the fuel particles small so they have lots of combustible oxygen around them.
Soltron also speeds up the reaction. Better fuel combustion means less fuel is needed for the same power - so less fuel is used.
For more information and a fast quote, contact WP Marine’s Soltron team.