Tag: Fuel Handling

Brookes Bell to develop fuel testing and paint analysis facility
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Brookes Bell to develop fuel testing and paint analysis facility

Technical and scientific consultancy Brookes Bell has announced plans to develop a high-end laboratory to deliver comprehensive metallurgy, fuel testing, paint analysis and non-destructive testing facilities to help deliver a more comprehensive service to its maritime clients. The 8,000 square foot laboratory will also support entry into new markets. The facility will be commissioned in...

ClassNK grants AiP to Kawasaki for LPG fuel supply system
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ClassNK grants AiP to Kawasaki for LPG fuel supply system

ClassNK has granted an Approval in Principle (AiP) based on its Rule Part N which adopts IGC Code and its Guidelines for Ships Using Low-Flashpoint Fuels” to Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) for its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fuel supply system. Utilising the expertise from the design and construction of LPG carrier, LNG carrier, and LNG...

Joint Industry Guidance on 0.5 per cent sulphur fuels published
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Joint Industry Guidance on 0.5 per cent sulphur fuels published

A new Joint Industry Guidance on the supply and use of 0.5 per cent sulphur marine fuel has been published to provide stakeholders across the marine fuels and shipping industries with guidance on these low-sulphur fuel blends. Developed by CIMAC, IPIECA, and IBIA among other organisations, the publication presents the specific safety and operational issues...

Prepare fuel tanks now to meet IMO 2020, says Intertek’s technical manager
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Prepare fuel tanks now to meet IMO 2020, says Intertek’s technical manager

While countdown to IMO 2020 is well under way, there are still concerns around the quality and stability of compliant 0.5 per cent sulphur fuel blends. Uncertainty is exacerbated by the current lack of compliant fuel blends. Global technical manager at Intertek, Michael Green, says that it is unlikely that a clear direction will be...

Auramarine secures 15,000th order for fuel management system
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Auramarine secures 15,000th order for fuel management system

Auramarine, the provider of fuel supply systems for the marine and power industries, has announced a milestone 15,000th order for its fuel supply and management auxiliary units. Many of the main and auxiliary engines of vessels currently in operation will originally have been designed to run on fuels that have different properties from the new...

New hydrocracker unit opens in Rotterdam
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New hydrocracker unit opens in Rotterdam

The Port of Rotterdam is celebrating the start-up of an advanced hydrocracker plant that combines proprietary process and catalyst technology to efficiently produce both high-quality base stocks and ultra-low sulphur diesel. The construction represents an investment of more than a billion euros and will help meet demand for high-quality base stocks for lubricants and ultra-low...

New module from Royston identifies optimum vessel speed
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New module from Royston identifies optimum vessel speed

Diesel power specialist Royston has enhanced its Eco Speed analysis capability as part of its enginei electronic fuel management system (EFMS) to enable ship operators to identify and maintain optimum vessel speeds for efficient fuel usage across different operational modes. Devised with marine engineering specialists from Newcastle University, the Eco Speed feature enables shipping operators...

A smart approach to bunker management
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A smart approach to bunker management

A new software tool has found that shipowners and operators can save on average three per cent of fuel and related costs by optimising their bunker management strategy. VPO Global spoke with Christian Plum, co-founder of Danish maritime software company BunkerMetric to find out more about making smart bunker management decisions in a volatile market....

LuminUltra launches digital portal to manage fuel test data
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LuminUltra launches digital portal to manage fuel test data

Microbiological testing company LuminUltra Technologies has introduced a cloud-enabled digital platform to manage the microbiological quality of all shipboard fuel and water systems. LuminUltra Cloud, available both online and offline, allows end-users to control the data from all sampling, testing and analyses carried out onboard, and to create custom compliance reports that can be shared...

Monjasa extends services in Panama with large bunker tanker
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Monjasa extends services in Panama with large bunker tanker

Danish bunker supplier Monjasa has announced that it delivered 450,000 tonnes of fuel using its 2010-built 8,800 DWT tanker, Accra in the Panama Canal in 2018. According to Monjasa, this makes the company the second largest local bunker supplier delivering marine fuel in the Panama Canal in 2018. Accra arrived in Panama after forming part...

Sulphur-in-oil analyser for on-board assessment launched
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Sulphur-in-oil analyser for on-board assessment launched

NYK, Nippon Yuka Kogyo, and Horiba are developing a new sulphur-in-oil analyser for ships, based on an existing device used at onshore analysis centres. The analyser will enable NYK to optimise its use of low-sulphur fuel, ensuring it remains in compliance with the IMO’s 0.1 per cent cap on sulphur in Emission Control Areas (ECAs)...