The maximum allowed Sulphur content is as low as 1,000 ppm it has therefore become one of the most important characteristics of marine fuels. If your fuel contains more than the allowed threshold it could mean possible delays, disputes and even financial penalties. To ensure that the fuel is within the threshold you need equipment that can deliver close to lab quality results in order to minimize risks of false negatives/positives.


A new product from Parker Kittiwake– a fully hand Portable XRF device (about the size of a bowling ball) that will analyse a 10ml (approximately) sample of fuel and give a lab quality Sulphur level to four decimal places within three minutes. No reagents or accurate sample sizes required, and the push of one button will give you the answer you need.

To meet the needs of the industry, Insatech offers Rigaku’s NEX QC Portable Sulfur in Fuel Oil Analyzer. It is a simple and versatile ECXRF analyzer for the analysis of sulfur and other elements in a wide variety of petroleum fuels, including bunker and diesel. The Sulfur in Fuel Oil Portable Analyzer is an important tool to meet the requirements for monitoring sulfur at these various levels, with the ability to measure sulfur over a broad range of concentrations and into the future as sulfur levels become even lower.

The S3 system distinguishes itself through its ability to always blend and adjust two fuels to the desired sulphur content. This enables monitoring and control of sulphur emissions. The system logs and reports nett fuel sulphur content, density, and the ship's position and speed. By installing the S3 system, the shipping company will meet MARPOL’s requirements for observance as well as documentation of sulphur emissions.