Information About Fuel Testing Services

Vessel fuel represents by all accounts the highest expense for a shipping company. Fuel quality differs greatly among suppliers and often cannot be guaranteed. Supplying vessels with inadequate fuels results in economic, environmental, compliancy and operational costs for the shipping company. For all these reasons fuel testing and inspection of bunker fuels is critical for a shipping company.

Oceantech Shipping and Trading in collaboration with Eurofins performs tests for fuel bunkering regarding a wide variety of parameters including:

  • Kinematic Viscosity
  • Cetane Index
  • Sulfur
  • CFPP
  • Acid Number
  • Carbon Residuals
  • Flash and Pour Point
  • Water Volume
  • Total Sediment

Legal Framework

We are aware of the MARPOL Annex 6 legislation to which bunker fuel is subject. We also use accredited analysis methods according to ISO-8217.

Aerial view of ship refueling and fuel testing for bunker fuel - Fuel testing

Why Choose Eurofins - Oceantech for Fuel Testing

Oceantech Shipping and Trading Ltd in conjunction with Eurofins Maritime Services are proud to offer to our clients a full list of Fuel Testing services. We can also offer your company with the possibility for taking your own fuel samples. We will provide you with the appropriate sampling kit complete with a sample container and analytic easy to read instructions.

Be careful! The sample should be taken via continuous drip.

For each analysis you need to send us the container filled with 1000 ml of fuel material. Delivery of this kit is included in our services. Oceantech - Eurofins will also provide transportation of all samples. We can collect the samples from your desired location or from a depot.

Please feel free to contact us for more information about pricing and all the other procedures.

Tel: +30 2130337678