IMPACT OF DEGRADED MARINE FUELS ON MARINE PROPULSION AND SYSTEMS

This report examines the impact of degraded fuels on marine propulsion equipment and systems. The use of the specified degraded fuel in steam power plants is reviewed and its impact on boiler design and maintenance is analyzed. The effect of the high fuel viscosity on the fuel storage, transfer, and service systems is defined and the necessary changes to the systems are outlined. The necessary blending of the specified degraded fuel is established and results in an intermediate degraded fuel that can be burned in marine medium speed diesels with acceptable increase in maintenance. Water washing of the fuel is necessary to reduce the amount of contaminants but the fuel viscosity has no effect on the design of the fuel piping systems. An economic evaluation studying the effect of the burning of these degraded fuels in both steam and diesel power plants is included.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Sharp (George G) Incorporated

    100 Church Street
    New York, NY  USA  10007

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1977-10-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: v.p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00308499
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-920-77055
  • Contract Numbers: MA-6-38025
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1980 12:00AM