July 16, 1985 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Fuel Management Systems Lease Program Introduced By DiFlo International

DiFlo International recently announced that the company is introducing a monthly lease program for its Series 1000 Fuel Management Systems as an alternative to an outright purchase, according to Thomas E. Prosser, DiFlo president.

Available to financially qualified operators of vessels and fleets in the inland waterways and offshore, the leasing program has been designed to eliminate the initial outlay of capital for the purchase of the equipment and to allow the operator to immediately lower operating expenses from lower fuel costs.

The lease can be structured up to 36 months, depending on the customer's needs, with an option to purchase the system for a small percentage of the original purchase price. Depending on its tax structure, the customer may also choose to take advantage of the Investment Tax Credit with the lease. Installation of the system and training of key wheelhouse/bridge personnel is also included in the DiFlo Lease Program.

"Based upon savings documented by customers currently using the Series 1000, and combined with an estimated daily lease cost in the $13 to $15 range, we believe that an operator can gain the advantage of a 10 to 30 percent fuel savings," Mr.

Prosser stated. "Depending on the daily fuel costs for a vessel, the daily accumulation of these savings can be very attractive to fleet managers working in a competitive industry currently characterized by signs of slow growth in the short term," he added.

"In addition to the direct benefits associated with lower fuel costs.

operators have experienced reduced expenditures for lubricants and maintenance when they find they can run their engines at the lower rpm indicated by the DiFlo System," Mr. Prosser concluded.

DiFlo International, Inc., from its headquarters in Houston, Texas, designs, manufactures, markets and installs a line of computer-based fuel management systems for internal combustion engines fueled by diesel or natural gas in the marine, and oil and gas and transportation industries throughout the United States and internationally.

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