CAREMAX™ Stern Tube Test Kit
A test regime to allow deferral of tail -shaft inspectionsThe key test components of Castrol CAREMAX™ Stern Tube are Viscosity, Water content, Acidity and Key elemental analysis.
The Stern Tube oil analysis report includes the assessment of wear metals and advice where results have exceeded the guidance limits set by the appropriate classification society.* Reports are presented in an easy to read format and contain an overall summary of the condition of the oil and equipment.
As Stern Tube lubricating oil monitoring is a key factor in the assessment of tailshaft condition, it is vitally important that representative sampling is achieved from the correct part of the system at the right time.
The potential costs of undertaking a dry docking for a tail shaft inspection are highly significant. Regular and planned Stern Tube analysis specifically tailored to meet the needs of the relevant Classification Society can be an important tool to ensure that costs associated with tail shaft inspections can be minimised.
*N.B. A sample result which exceeds limits does not automatically mean that the vessel requires tail shaft withdrawal. A classification society surveyor has the discretion to defer a physical survey if the condition monitoring information contains anomalous results.