Marine operators get longer life, less smoke and better fuel efficiency with FTC Decarbonizer, available from Cost Effective Maintenance .
A unique combustion additive has proven its ability to prolong engine life, while reducing diesel smoke and increasing fuel efficiency. Cleaner, more complete combustion through use of the FTC Decarboniser, and its ability to safely burn away carbon deposits results in substantially reduced abrasive wear to engines.
CMI, a New Caledonian based shipping company wished to postpone rebuilding their twin Caterpillar 3412 main engines by 3 months. At 19,000 hrs, the engines were using increased amounts of oil, and smoke emissions had increased. FTC Decarboniser was supplied by Cost Effective Maintenance (along with a Flushing Oil Concentrate and AW10 Antiwear) to decarbonize and destress the engines. From that point until a total of 25,000 hrs, the engines performed much better, with less oil consumption, less smoke and smoother running. However, the vessel insurers became concerned about the increasing engine hours, and despite the improved operating performance, the engines were then changed out.
A professional fisherman, Tim Downie runs a live trout fishing boat. He's been running FTC Decarboniser in the fuel for several years, doing exactly the same run each trip. He reports that the fuel use on his main engine (MAN V10 naturally aspirated) has dropped from 1500L per trip to 1250-1300L, saving 200-250L a trip! At that rate, Tim saves about $9 for every $1 he spends on FTC Decarboniser. He noted that fuel efficiency kept improving, and was optimized after 800-900 hrs use. This indicates that the decarbonizing effect had made an important contribution to overall efficiency.
The owner of a 53ft boat was faced with a $40,000 cost to rebuild his twin 8V53 Detroit Diesels. At only 5000hrs, they smoked so badly, you could not see behind the boat. After using FTC Decarboniser, the massive amounts of blue smoke had disappeared. Now, the engine idles much better with noticeably more power, re-gaining 200 RPM at full throttle.