The Author, of Sulzer Bros. Ltd, Winterthur, presents evidence for the necessity to run the purifier and clarifier in series in order to diminish piston-ring wear rates. A new purifier <the ALCAP system>, jointly developed by Sulzer and Alfa-Laval, is briefly described; it allows an increase of fuel densities up to 1010 kg/cum at 15 deg C. Finally, experimental work is reported suggesting possible benefits <principally reduction of NOx emissions to be derived from adding water to the fuel in the form of a water/fuel emulsion>. As a general conclusion, the Author observes that the disastrous effects of low-quality fuel, predicted a few years ago, have not materialised; and are not likely to materialise in the future provided that certain achieveable conditions, related to fuel treatment, engine design, and engine operation, are met.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Special Lecture and Panel Discussions, 3rd International Symposium on Marine Engineering <ISME>, Tokyo 1983, p.49 (4 pp., 1 graph, 1 tab., 2 refs.)
  • Authors:
    • Eberle, M K
  • Publication Date: 1983


  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00685964
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM