Feature Article: Sulfur Concentration Analysis of Marine Fuel Oil with SLFA Series

By: Tomoki AOYAMA*

2 August 2019

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Author(*) Information: HORIBA, LTD.
Following The Paris Agreement (2015) by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, new regulation of sulfur concentration of marine fuel oil will be applied from 2020, and existing vessels will have to change their fuel oil from normal type to expensive low sulfur type before entering the regulated marine area properly. The continuous monitoring of sulfur concentration of inlet fuel oil will be also indispensable, where X-ray fluorescence method is most simple and accurate for this application, so our SLFA-60M sulfur-in-oil analyzer is introduced in this article.

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