Marine fuel analysis

The analysis of bunker fuel samples is undertaken in a number of strategic locations, including Shanghai, Singapore, the UK and the USA, with fuel sample shipment easily arranged using our Priority Advantage Desk (PAD) arrangement with our courier partner.

Serving ship owners and ship managers since 1993, Intertek ShipCare builds on the knowledge and experience of Lintec Testing Services and offers a global submitted marine fuel-testing programme, with full engineering comments and support in the event of any off specification fuels.

A key element of our service is the Priority Advantage Desk, (PAD), which ensures that the time from bunkering to the sending of results is minimised. This is unique to Intertek ShipCare, and has proven extremely valuable in reducing reporting time.

Samples are analysed and reported from our laboratories within the same working day they are delivered. Any results which are off specification will be automatically supported by engineering and technical advice, both as written and immediate phone support. Results can be sent by e-mail to the client’s office, and/or the vessel concerned. Password protected access for retrieval of results is available to clients, using the client secure area on this website. When appropriate, bunker alerts and technical updates are issued to clients.

Statistical information on bunker fuel quality worldwide is available using the client secure area on this website and is also issued to clients on a quarterly basis, with regional data issued monthly. On a monthly basis, clients receive statistical information on the results of analysis carried out on their behalf.

Additional services offered, complementing the submitted sample programme, include the chemical screening of submitted samples, pre-testing of bunker fuel stems and investigative analysis.