Deterioration of quality in marine diesel engine fuel has become a major operating problem for the shipping industry. Scandinavian shipowners demanded a better control of fuel qualities bunkered worldwide. Det Norske Veritas, as one of the leading ship classification institutions introduced a fuel quality testing program whereby bunker samples are collected by a worldwide agency network and despatched by air transport to one of its three fuel testing laboratories.All analysis data are registered in a confidential database and by now DnV/VPS has accumulated data on more than 55,000 fuel samples. By the provision and publication of the quarterly Veritas Fuel Quality Statistics, substantial marine fuel quality improvement has been observed at different bunker ports. This article explains the Veritas Fuel Quality testing Programme and the results compiled in the Veritas database. Potential fuel quality assessments provided by this comprehensive computerised fuel analysis reporting expert system, FAREX, enables a rapid assessment and reporting of fuel quality for enrolled members.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hansa, 126 (1989), p.369 (Mar.) [7 pp., 12 tab., 6 fig.]
  • Authors:
    • Breyer, H
  • Publication Date: 1989


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  • Accession Number: 00716207
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1996 12:00AM