Fuel Tech Adds F.A. Hughes As Subsidiary, Amalgamating Combustion Technologies

The amalgamation of combustion technologies from both the United States and Europe were brought to the maritime world when U.K.- based F.A. Hughes Marine Limited was made a part of the American-based Fuel Tech, Inc.


Fuel Tech of Stamford, Conn., is a unique organization dedicated to meeting the challenges presented by industry's need to become more energy efficient. With extensive capabilities in combustion chemistry, combustion equipment, field service, and a continuing commitment to new product development, Fuel Tech and its subsidiaries are an important source for solutions to today's energy problems.

Besides F.A. Hughes of Epsom, England, the Fuel Tech organization is comprised of Todd Combustion, Inc. (TCI); International Power Chemicals, Inc. (IPC); and Todd Marine, Inc.

Todd Marine Inc. is chartered to represent Fuel Tech, Inc. in the international marine industry. Through its marketing division, Todd Marine Systems, it makes selected products and services of Fuel Tech, Todd Combustion, IPC, and F.A. Hughes available to the shipping world. Consequently, in Hughes and Todd Marine two successful technologies are brought together, namely mechanical emulsification of fuel and water with water soluble fuel additives.

Thus, fuel saving opportunities are enhanced and corrosion and other problems tackled effectively at one and the same time.

For boilers, the well-known burners of Todd Combustion will be enhanced by the Hughes oil/ water emulsifier and International Power Chemicals chemical emulsifier, catalysts, ash modifiers and anticorrosion constituents.

For diesel engines, the Hughes new proportional control units enable oil/water emulsification to be maximized by I.P.C. additives. Emulsification will be optimized by utilizing both mechanical and chemical techniques.

In this way, both parts of the group find new opportunities for growth in the expanding fields of energy conservation and the related technologies.

Overcoming combustion problems, reducing emissions and increasing the usable content of hydrocarbon fuels are central to the overall corporate mission.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 10,  Nov 1985

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