Det norske Veritas, the Norwegian ship classification society, has announced the introduction of a comprehensive service program for the on-going analysis of ships' bunkers to combat the damage done to vessels' engines by use of poor quality or unsuitable bunkers. Ships taking part in the program air ship samples of the bunkers being used to the Veritas laboratories in Oslo, where they are tested. Within a few days, according to the society, the results of the test are returned to the ship or shipping company by telex or telegram. If the bunkers are found unsuitable, the ship's crew can then adjust the machinery or mix in the necessary additives to prevent damage to the engines. Such tests are too extensive to be carried out aboard ship, the society said. Cost of participating in the program is estimated to be $5,000 per year, based on the assumption that a vessel bunkers 15 times annually. In order to present the program, the society has joined with Intertanko, an international organization of tanker owners.

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  • Publication Date: 1981-3

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  • Accession Number: 00330465
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM