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Star International supplies all types of refrigerants, welding gases, electric welding machines, Fire service and safety equipment to the Marine & Offshore Market.

Marine Fuel Testing and Treatment

The Star marine fuel testing and treatment range provides a turnkey stewardship solution for users of marine diesel fuels and low sulphur alternatives. They have been developed specifically for shipping operators requiring an effective means to measure and manage fuel quality.

Marine fuel contamination and  the benefits of proactive fuel stewardship

Fuel contamination is a persistent problem for shipping operators and can be enhanced at every stage of fuel production, distribution, storage and in the fuel systems of end users.

Contaminants including microbiocidal growth, Hormoconis resinae (diesel bug), fungi, yeasts and water can all infiltrate fuel and potentially render the contaminated supply useless if left untreated.

Common symptoms associated with fuel contamination include:

  • Clogged fuel filters / shorter fuel filter life
  • Failing fuel pumps
  • Partial / complete injector failure
  • Abnormal / accelerated piston ring wear
  • Fuel tank erosion
  • Increased fuel consumption
  • Loss of engine power
  • Increased exhaust smoking
  • Engine failure

A proactive fuel stewardship strategy enables operators to accurately monitor the composition and quality of diesel oil. On-board testing identifies any problems at the point of refuelling and at sea, allowing fuel supplies to be maintained and suppliers to be held to account.

Unnecessary downtime and damage to hardware can be minimised and potentially costly fines from regulatory non-conformities avoided.


Watch our video to find out more about our range of fuel treatment additives. 


XRF fuel sulphur content tester

Product code: 00960219

Star FUELSTAT testing kit

Product code: 00960218

Star Mariner MGO Antigel

Product codes: 20 Ltr: 00920043 / 205 Ltr: 00920036

Star Mariner Eliminator

Product codes: 205 Ltr: 00920005 / 20 Ltr: 00920049 / 5 Ltr: 00920038

Star Mariner Neptune

Product codes: 205 Ltr: 00920003 / 20 Ltr: 00920040

Star Mariner Oceanic

Product codes: 205 Ltr: 00920050 / 25 Ltr: 00920037

Star Soot Deposit Liquid

Product code: 00920016

Star Soot Deposit Remover

Product code: 00920006

Star Mariner MGO 31-A5

Product codes: 205 Ltr: 00920036 / 20 Ltr: 00920043