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September 2, 2020

MAN's PrimeServLab Expands Engine Fluid Analyses

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PrimeServ Lab, a department of MAN Energy Solutions’ after-sales division MAN PrimeServ, is introducing fuel-stability analysis of new fuel types introduced in 2020 and their compatibility with other fuels.

The lab performs analyses of fluids such 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.

Now, the so-called p-value has become part of PrimeServ Lab’s standard, fuel-analysis program. The scope of diesel-fuel analysis has also been increased with lubricity, biofuel content and ignition delay added to standard reporting.

“PrimeServLab doesn’t specialize in the analysis of individual fluids but, rather, specializes in the analysis of all engine fluids – to provide a complete picture,” said MAN PrimeServ’s Dr. Holger Gehring. “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.”

Similarly, due to the introduction of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalysts, PrimeServ Lab now also analyses 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.