CMS offers solution for low-sulfur fuel engine starting problems

CSSC Marine Service Co (CMS), the equipment service subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), is offering a retrofit solution for engine starting problems that may occur with less viscous low-sulfur fuels.

Some two-stroke engines with common-rail injection have had problems reaching and maintaining high enough fuel rail pressure due to fuel pump wear, starting air problems or leaking injection control units. The concern is amplified when using fuels that are lighter and less viscous than heavy fuel oil, such as many of the very low sulfur fuel oil blends ship owners are likely to use to comply with the IMO 2020 sulfur cap.

Less viscous fuels require…

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