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Ottor Global Services 
through its subsidiary company is a global provider of professional marine bunker fuel testing and inspection services, including marine bunker fuel quantity surveys.

Marine fuel analysis is performed to ISO 8217 specifications, helping your ship fuel comply with Mar pol Annex VI, the EU Sulphur Directive, Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) requirements, and other legal and quality standards. As professionals, we provide marine fuel quantity inspection services for clients across the world. Experienced bunker fuel surveyors offer impartial, independent quantity measurement inspection services for marine fuels, issuing detailed bunker survey reports to confirm fuel delivery and report bunker fuel shortages.

Our marine fuel laboratories are located in strategic locations across the world, offering rapid, competitive, and accurate testing and inspection expertise

Bunker Fuel Analysis:

Our bunker fuel quality analysis helps prevent costly ship engine failures. By analyzing marine bunker fuel, we also help ship owners meet marine fuel environmental regulatory compliance.

We tests marine bunker fuels on a global basis, providing inspection and testing services to confirm bunker fuel quality and quantity delivered. Bunker analysis labs analyze to ISO 8217, Marpol Annex VI and other industry specifications. Bunker fuel testing and inspection capabilities are located in major shipping centers around the world.

Bunker analysis and inspection include:

  • Asphaltenes
  • Carbon Residue
  • Density
  • Flashpoint
  • Hydrogen Sulfide
  • Microbes Contamination
  • Pour Point
  • Stability
  • Sulfur Content
  • Total Sediment Potential (TSP)
  • Viscosity
  • Water Content and more.

Bunker Quantity Survey:

Interfric a division of Ottor Global Services Ltd marine professionals provide marine fuel quantity inspection services for clients across the world. Experienced bunker fuel surveyors offer impartial, independent quantity measurement inspection services for marine fuels, issuing detailed bunker survey reports to confirm fuel delivery and report bunker fuel shortages.

Our bunker fuel quantity and quality reports help clients support fuel shortage claims and quality disputes.

Bunker Fuel Quantity (BQS) services include:

  • Measurement of the bunker tanker and receiving vessel before and after delivery.
  • Bunker fuel sampling and testing to accepted industry standards.
  • Quantity delivered calculation, based on density testing.
  • Detailed bunker survey reports.
  • Sampling documentation photographs as requested or permitted.

Our global networks of marine fuel surveying locations are strategically placed, and backed-up by experienced bunker fuel quality testing laboratories. Marine bunker fuels are tested to ISO 8217 and other specifications.

Marine Lubricants Quality:

Ottor Global Services through Interfric its subsidiary company marine lubricant analysis programme, developed by the leading Classification Societies, assesses lubricant quality in line with planned oil condition monitoring programmes.

Lubricant Quality Scan (LQS) monitors ship machinery health through professional engine lubricants analysis.

Lubricant quality testing and scanning services provide key information needed to avoid costly engine failure, repair and down-time. We help our client limit machinery and lubricant operational limits, run oil condition and monitoring programmes, support conditions based maintenance and define realistic lubricant capabilities and running hours.

Ship Oil Condition Monitoring:

  • Machinery and Lubricant Operational Limits
  • Oil Condition Monitoring Programme
  • Condition Based Maintenance
  • Realistic Lubricant Capabilities & Running Hours
  • Reduce Maintenance Costs
  • Determine Lubricant Hours
  • Prevent Machinery Failure
  • Independent and Impartial Service
  • Consultancy Resource
  • Litigation and Dispute Support

Detailed and historical quality analysis for:

  • Marine Engine Lubricants
  • Offshore Oil Rig Lubricants
  • Grease, Gear Oils
  • Hydraulic Oils
  • Wind Turbine Lubricants
  • Fibre and Particle Counts
  • Transformer Oils
  • Other Oils Ferrography Review

Portable Water Testing:

Ottor Global Services expertise ensures potable water and diesel on board supply boats and standby vessels is of the quality demanded. Cleanliness of drinking water and quality of diesel on board supply boats and standby vessels is of great importance to the crew, the companies involved, and those to whom it is eventually supplied.

Crew and offshore personnel alike rely on the quality of potable water to be of a standard acceptable for drinking, as any ‘unclean’ water consumed could lead to outbreaks of illness both on board vessels and offshore installations.

Safeguarding potable water and diesel fuel quality for supply boats and standby vessels, with bacteria testing services

Usage of poor quality diesel can lead to problems once it has been discharged onto an installation, due to the sensitive nature of machinery and equipment, as well as on the vessel itself.

Hydrocarbon contamination of potable water tanks can also be an issue. Ottor Global Services clients are made aware of any potential problems by having water tanks sampled for hydrocarbons. The sampling and analysis of water and diesel should be performed on a regular basis in order to ensure water quality is of acceptable standards.

Our personnel are trained to take the samples in an efficient and undisruptive manner. Once delivered to our laboratories, qualified staffs perform accurate analyses on the samples, and provide speedy results.

Marine Product Testing:

Fire Testing: Ottor Global Services has the expertise and testing facilities to meet your fire testing needs. We can perform large-scale fire resistance tests, intermediate or small-scale material flammability tests, or custom-designed tests for research and development purposes. Ottor Global Services can help you meet your testing and certification objectives.

Fire Resistance Testing: Our fire resistance testing facilities include full-scale, intermediate-scale, and small-scale furnaces. We have the facilities you need to demonstrate compliance with the fire resistance requirements for the Marine Industry. Our complete testing facilities enable us to test products and assemblies including bulkheads, decks, linings, doors, windows, dampers, penetrations, and fiberglass reinforced gratings. We can conduct testing to a standard time-temperature curve or to a high-rise time-temperature curve for hydrocarbon fire classification. Ottor Global Services also has a jet-fire test facility for demonstrating resistance of passive fire protection to the impingement of a jet-fire.

Material Flammability Testing: Our material flammability testing facilities include a tube furnace for non-combustibility testing, Lateral Ignition and Flame spread Test (LIFT) apparatus for flammability testing, a smoke chamber and FTIR analyzer for smoke and toxicity testing, a cone calorimeter apparatus, a room-corner testing facility, upholstered furniture testing apparatus, and apparatus for testing of bedding components, an apparatus for testing of vertically supported textiles and films, and a Steiner tunnel for testing of flame spread and smoke development.

Custom Designed Testing:Ottor Global Services can provide custom-designed tests for research and development purposes. These may include full-scale, intermediate scale, or small scale tests. Intermediate and small-scale tests can be useful tools for research and development purposes. They can help in gaining a better understanding of how the product might perform in a full-scale test condition and can aide in developing a test plan for a product or assembly.

Products we test include:

  • Bulkheads
  • Non-Combustible Panels
  • Decks
  • Floor Coverings and Primary Deck Coverings
  • Ceilings and Linings
  • Interior Finishes
  • Doors
  • Draperies, Curtains, and Other Vertically Supported Textiles
  • Windows
  • Upholstery for Furniture Bedding Components (mattresses, pillows, blankets, quilts,edspreads, etc.)
  • Dampers
  • FRP Gratings
  • Cable, Pipe, and Duct Penetrations
  • FRP Cable Trays
  • Insulation Materials
  • Composite Pipes and Fittings
  • Passive Fire Protection (Jet Fire Impingement)

Fire Fighting Foam Testing:

Ottor Global Services ltd provides firefighting foam laboratory services for test Low, Medium and High Expansion foam fire-fighting products. Foam testing is run to EN 1568 and ISO 7203 Standard specifications.

Most international safety organizations require that foam concentrates is tested on an annual basis. Fire foam storage containers in harsh environmental conditions, such as marine vessels, terminals, offshore platforms and airports, should also be checked regularly for accidental contamination and deterioration. Fire Foam testing to meet safety, compliance and regulatory requirements.

Ottor Global Services fire-fighting foam testing meets compliance for:

  • IMO “Guidelines for the performance and testing criteria, and surveys of foam concentrates for fixed fire-extinguishing systems” (MSC.1/Circ. 1312-2009).
  • NFPA 11, “Standard for Low, Medium and High-Expansion”, 2005 edition.
  • French Ministrère de l’Ecologie’s “ARFFS foam concentrates Common Technical Specifications” (V1R3, 5/09/2003) prepared for the National Commission for Airport Safety Equipment.

Cargo Inspection:

Ottor Global Services Ltd has an unrivalled global reputation in the Cargo Surveying & Claims prevention industry, with our dedicated team of qualified and experienced professionals. We have carried out numerous cargo surveys or have overseen cargo operations as Superintendents, across a wide spectrum of dry and wet cargoes.

No matter the operation, whether its loading, discharge or an STS operation; or whatever the cargo, be it Dry goods, Reefer, or Petroleum such as Crude Oil, Products, or Chemicals, Bio-Fuels, LNG/LPG, we have expertise available to protect your interests.

We gave full attendance at the loading and discharging or STS operations; until confirmation of both quantity and quality are successfully obtained. By doing such, we have found that we have been in a stronger position to prevent our clients from suffering financial losses in cargo shortages, cargo contaminations and demurrage claims. .

Precise and regular communication with our clients, both prior and during an assignment by the attending Surveyor or Superintendent is an integral part of our service

Inspection occurs during critical transportation, custody transfer and storage operations. With a long track record of experience and success.  Ottor Global Services is a member of IFIA* and performs inspection services to global industry standards and other recognized criteria.

Measuring cargo quantity and quality:

High value bulk commodities like crude oil, fuels, grains, edible oils and many other product are measured, analyzed and verified for shipment and inventory quantity and quality. Inspectors survey and sample representative product from bulk storage tanks, tankers, cargo ships, barges, shore storage and transfer facilities, railcars and warehouses. Ottor Global Services’ experienced chemists follow accepted industry and regulatory methods and practices to obtain accurate, reliable and repeatable results.

Commodity Cargos Inspected and Tested:

  • Petroleum Cargo Inspection
  • Petro-Chemical Cargo Inspection
  • Agricultural Cargo Inspection
  • Minerals Inspection and Surveying

Pipeline Inspection:

Ottor Global Services provides pipeline inspection services using our various patented in-line electromagnetic tools. Pipelines inspected are cast-iron, ductile iron and steel.

We have long-standing relationships with many of the leading pipeline companies, providing them with a range of services to support their construction, maintenance and integrity management programs

  • Advanced NDT inspection techniques
  • Materials engineering
  • Pipeline integrity
  • Project management and supervision
  • Data management

Methods & Services

  • Nondestructive Testing
  • Magnetic Testing
  • Radiographic Testing
  • Specialized Testing
  • Ultrasonic Testing
  • Visual Testing