Advanced Bunker Forensic and Extended Analysis


In the unfortunate event that a fundamental bunker analysis has met specification requirements yet despite this, machinery was damaged in the process, intensive investigation will be required to determine the exact cause. Investigation requires a high level of forensic and extended analysis to detect causes such as contaminants, low combustion quality and other possible factors. This process is usually time-consuming and costly due to the extensive scopes of work involved to rectify the problem. We have assisted many of our clients through troubleshooting, ascertaining causes, offering solutions as well as providing supporting documentation for claims.


Comprehensive Bunker Forensic Analysis Package 

The Comprehensive Bunker Forensic Analysis Package offers to assist our members to manage the cost and time of damaged machinery investigations from bunker fuel more efficiently. As part of the package, members will be supported by our dedicated and experienced experts who will review the case in question and then use our entire range of advanced analytical techniques, instrumentation, and methodologies to identify the cause(s).

The ranges of analytical techniques include:

  • GC/MS by headspace, direct liquid injection, solid phase extraction (SPE) & ASTM D7845
  • Fuel ignition and combustion analyzer (FCA)
  • Fuel stability by PORLA analysis and p-value by SMS
  • Solid contaminants by FT-IR
  • Determination of cat fine Size Distribution


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