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NYK develops additive to aid lubricity of low-sulphur fuel

NYK develops additive to aid lubricity of low-sulphur fuel

Tokyo: NYK reports that together with subsidiary Nippon Yuka Kogyo Co it has developed an additive (Yunic 700LS) for low-sulphur diesel fuel, to help prevent mechanical troubles in fuel-oil systems can be prevented.

As part of the toughening of regulations on air-quality conservation, the EU implemented a new regulation limiting to 0.1% the sulphur content of low-sulphur fuel oils used within its respective regulatory area from January 1, 2010. Moreover, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will begin enforcement of its regulation in January 2012.  

However, low-sulphur marine gas oils lack sufficient lubricity, and could result in troubles, including abnormal friction and operational defects, to crucial parts of engines, such as fuel-supply pumps and fuel-injection pumps, says NYK. Therefore it has developed the new additive additive to ensure safe vessel operations as well as to preserve the environment.  [14/06/10]