The XRF Analyser is part of Parker’s range of condition-monitoring equipment. This equipment is used where maximum efficiency and total confidence are vital in protecting capital plant and equipment. Our equipment is used extensively throughout the Marine, oil and gas, energy generation, aviation and industrial sectors.
Testing at sea, offshore or on land, as a lightweight, portable and self-contained X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer, the XRF Analyser enables in-situ lab standard testing of fuel oils at sea or on land. The XRF Analyser can, for example, be used in the engine room or control room of a ship to test the Sulphur content of fuel oil as it is being delivered. Checking the fuel during delivery allowing ships personnel to verify that the Sulphur content shown on the bunker delivery note is correct, thus eliminating the risk of accidental non-compliance.
The XRF can be used by suppliers, brokers, surveyors and producers of bunker fuels. Faster and more accessible testing means that the XRF Analyser allows fuel oils to be tested more frequently and conveniently compared to sending samples to a laboratory. By allowing test results to be downloaded, or storing them for up to two years, the XRF Analyser also plays an important role in helping vessel operators to manage compliance audits more efficiently.
In addition to measuring the Sulphur content in fuel oils, the XRF Analyser can be used to measure a range of other elements that are common contaminants which can affect lube oil performance and indicate accelerated wear conditions. Wear elements measured by the Parker Kittiwake XRF Analyser and their likely sources on board a ship (if any).