With less than a year to go until the implementation of IMO 2020, the owners of ships need to begin taking action as soon as possible to ensure that they are being compliant. As there is no one set way of complying, it can be difficult to know what steps to take. It has been a common theme in conversations around the industry.
As countries such as China are becoming more on the ball in terms of topics such as enforcement, and environment, many shipping companies are moving towards a new world that they had not needed to consider in the past.
Giving You the Best Solution
Hitachi wants to make it simple for its customers by sharing the wealth of information that has been collected in over 30 years of experience working with fuel testing houses. Many port authorities utilize Hitachi (formerly known as Oxford Instruments) analyzers for their testing. It’s very likely that many end-users of fuel samples have at one point had their samples tested in port labs utilizing Hitachi benchtop XRF analyzers.
Hitachi provides independent laboratories and those which are located near to ports with the X-Supreme 8000 and LAB-X benchtop XRF analyzers. The analyzers are compliant with ASTM D4294, ISO 8754, and IP 336 sulphur testing methods. These analyzers are known internationally for reliably providing high quality results.
Handheld XRF X-MET8000 Analyzer
The handheld XRF X-MET8000 analyzer is recommended for ship owners to be compliant with the IMO 2020. It also is compliant with the same standards as the benchtop XRF analyzer, which are the ASTM D494, ISO 8754, and the IP 336 sulphur test.
When utilizing a Hitachi X-MET, the user is given the ability to test to the same standards as a laboratory but on board their ship. The reliability and precision of results on board are the same as laboratories provide on shore, therefore the customer can be fully trusting in the results. The X-MET 8000 provides trustworthy results in under 60 seconds to help the customer efficiently make decisions informed on data.
The equipment is simple to use and does not need extensive user training. The solution is fully mobile and provides intuitive methods to precisely measure the sulphur content of fuel, founded on our expertise gained from many years of experience. With the X-MET 8000 the customer gains an analyzer which is trusted by thousands of businesses across the globe.
Hitachi has also partnered with Wilhelmsen to combine their 45 years of experience in XRF analysis tools, and Wilhelmsen’s broad range of expertise in the shipping services market, to give the customer the greatest possible solution available on the market today.
This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science.
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