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Wednesday, September 2, 2020 

MAN Energy Solution's after-sales division MAN PrimeServ has added additional services to the engine fluid analysis carried out by its PrimeServ Lab.

PrimeServ Lab performs analyses of such fluids as fuel oil, lube oil, cooling water, lube-oil separator control samples and fuel-oil separator control samples for both stationary and marine four-stroke engines. Following the introduction of the new fuel types in response to IMO 2020, PrimeServ Lab has introduced a fuel-stability analysis of the new types and their compatibility with other fuels. As a result, the so-called p-value has now become part of PrimeServ Lab’s standard fuel-analysis programme. The scope of diesel-fuel analysis has also been increased with lubricity, biofuel content  and ignition delay added to standard reporting.

MAN PrimeServ’s Dr Holger Gehring said: “PrimeServ Lab offers a unique analysis portfolio. Our undisputed competitive advantage is the outstanding knowledge of engines and engine fluids that we have, as an OEM, which enables us to evaluate fluid analyses with great accuracy. In contrast with most other labs, PrimeServLab doesn’t specialise in the analysis of individual fluids but, rather, specialises in the analysis of all engine fluids – to provide a complete picture. Our comprehensive solutions cover all essential fluids and enable us to extend engine-lives and identify potential issues or risks that could cause disruption if unnoticed. This significantly reduces the amount of downtime, damaged equipment and profit losses our customers would otherwise endure.”

Similarly, due to the increased uptake of SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) catalysts, PrimeServ Lab now offers analysis of urea solutions to ensure reliable catalyst function in SCR systems.

PrimeServLab offers analyses on a modular basis, comprising six different packages that can be matched to suit individual requirements. Returned samples are analysed and form the basis for a comprehensive report with operational recommendations where applicable.

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