Soltron IW Ltd - enzyme fuel treatment

News and Information about SOLTRON IW Ltd

18th April 2016

We supplied SOLTRON to Alan Priddy (Offshore Expeditions) for his circumnavigation of the globe, 23,500 miles. Offshore Expeditions have used SOLTRON Enzyme treated fuel to set some 36 UIM records The rigid build boat, Spirit of Cardiff, was powered by a single Yamaha turbo-diesel engine, producing 240 horse power and a top speed of over 30 knots and range of 3,600 miles. The boat was subsequently named Soltron Atlantic Challenge team. They attempted to beat the Blue Ribbon record for the fastest Atlantic crossing and the highest latitude. This was done by Bear Grylls also using Soltron in his Caterpillar engine.

18th April 2016

Yanmar Another Soltron World Sea Record
Press report from Bournmouth Echo
Record beaters Mike Deacon and son Dave have gained another world and national title with the fastest time from Poole to Cherbourg. The pair completed the 149 mile (240 km) trip in 67 minutes 23 seconds in their Scorpion RIB, Hot Lemon. (Speed of 132.67 mph, 213.67km/h) 132.67 mph 213.67km/h achieved against planned 119.19 mph (192 km/h) an 11.3% difference. Powered by two Yanmar 315hp diesel engines, consuming around 900 litres of fuel over journey, they also received 10 litres of fuel additive Soltron from WP group managing director David Fairchild.

Southampton May 2015

Williams Shipping work boat

Soltron fuel tank service, just completed tank cleaning on a ship in Southampton two 65.000.00 litre tanks cleaned and gas free for essential works.

Workboats thrive on organic fuel treatment

6th April 2010

Williams Shipping work boat

A recent MCA inspection of tanks on board the Williams Shipping tug Wilanne found them remarkably clean and completely eradicated from fuel contamination.

A recent MCA inspection of tanks on board the Williams Shipping tug Wilanne found them remarkably clean and completely eradicated from fuel contamination.

Southampton UK based workboat operator Williams Shipping Marine has been benefiting from ongoing fuel treatment over the past two years, eliminating diesel sludge and microbial contamination.

Williams Shipping operates and maintains its fleet to the highest standards, with good fuel management one of its key considerations. Its use of the organic based product Soltron IW has resulted in enhanced reliability and reduced emissions due to the continuity of clean, stable fuel.

Williams Shipping director Philip Williams has instructed his skippers to maintain use of the Soltron IW fuel treatment across the company s fleet. A recent inspection of tanks on board the Williams tug Wilanne by the MCA found remarkably clean fuel tanks completely eradicated from fuel contamination.

In a recent study over the past 15 month looking into the use of organic microbiological alternative fuel treatment in regard to complex enzyme formation on large marine diesel engines, two large ferry operators completed a series of real-time monitoring to demonstrate the benefits of using enzyme treatments.

The first ferry company completed testing after 28 days and observed an improvement of 10.8% in specific fuel consumption. The company decided to continue and a year later, after some 4,000 hours of operation, the fuel consumption saving remained at nearly 11%.

The second ferry company to test enzyme based fuel treatments did so on two identical engines operating in tandem and producing very similar levels of output running simultaneously. Engine performance, fuel economy and emissions were recorded over a wide range of load points. An improvement of 7.4% in fuel consumption, a reduction in CO2, and lower exhaust gas temperature was recorded in the engine using enzyme based fuel treatments.

When enzyme based fuel treatments are blended with liquid fossil fuels there is a sufficient improvement in fuel consumption and an associated reduction in CO2 emissions. The enzyme treatment, when dosed at one part per 10,000, affects fuel efficiency, exhaust gas temperatures and carbon monoxide emissions of marine diesel engines.

The testing of enzyme based fuel treatments provided clear evidence of improved fuel economy and lowered CO2.

The use of fuel treatments such an enzyme based products is not confined to large ship operators. A number of smaller workboat operators such as Williams Shipping have experienced the benefits of using this product.

Telephone: 02380 634746
Soltron IW Ltd
Unit 7 Shamrock Quay,
William Street,
SO14 5QL
British Marine Federation
Registered office: Unit 7 Shamrock Quay, William Street, Southampton SO14 5QL
Registered number 7398618
VAT number 108 7520 22