IME Eastern U.S.A. Branch Hears Paper On Fuel Treatment

At a recent meeting of the Eastern U.S.A. Branch of The Institute of Marine Engineers, Mikael Ugander, manager, Mineral Oil Division, Alfa-Laval, Inc.

presented a paper titled The Treatment and Cleaning of Modern Low-Grade Heavy Fuel Oils.

The meeting was held at American Bureau of Shipping headquarters in New York City.

The paper addressed the impact of modern, low-grade heavy fuels on the pretreatment and cleaning system, and presented recommendations concerning the best method to treat these fuels in systems incorporating centrifugal separation.

The primary function of a fuel oil handling system is to remove water and solid impurities. To facilitate the cleaning, it is important that oil is stored, pumped, and heated correctly. Fuel-handling systems incorporating centrifugal separators have over the years demonstrated their ability to effectively treat fuel oils and provide economic benefits to the user. However, due to the decline in the quality of heavy fuels, greater attention must now be paid to the design, installation, and running of fuel treatment systems in order to maintain the best possible cleaning results.

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