CAREMAX™ Stern Tube – Specialist Stern Tube Oil Analysis

CASTROL CAREMAX™ STERN TUBE ANALYSIS SERVICE HELPS INFORM DECISIONS ABOUT TAIL-SHAFT INSPECTIONS

Dry docking costs for a tail-shaft inspection can be high. Regular and planned stern tube analysis, tailored to meet the relevant classification society’s requirements, can play an important role in limiting these charges.

Our experts create a stern tube oil analysis report after testing key components such as viscosity, water content, acidity and key elemental analysis. Our assessment leads to advice where results exceed the guidance limits set by the appropriate classification society.* Reports are easy to read and contain an overall summary of the condition of the oil and equipment.

Contact us for more information about the CAREMAX™ Stern Tube service, or to discuss the benefits with one of our experts.

*A sample result that 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.