M a r A d Offers Report On Shipboard Fuel Handling And Conditioning

The Maritime Administration has released a 172-page report entitled "Shipboard Fuel Handling and Treatment-Guidelines for Onboard Conditioning," which provides guidelines and recommendations for the shipboard treatment and conditioning of fuel oils.

Four propulsion systems — steam turbine with 6000 SRI fuels, slow-speed diesel with 3500 SRI and 1500 SRI fuels, mediumspeed diesel with 3500 SRI, 1500 SRI and 800 SRI fuels, and highspeed diesel with 400 SRI and marine diesel oil—are considered in the report prepared under contract by Seaworthy Engine Systems, Inc.

The quality of fuels considered is that which is expected to be used in the late 1980s and through the 1990s. The characteristics of these fuels and the benefits of each are discussed in the study.

The report is available from the National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Va. 22161. The order number is PB83-132720; the'price is $17.50.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 37,  Jan 15, 1983

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