HEAVY FUEL OIL CHARACTERIZATION AND TREATMENT

Heavy fuel oils are the cheapest fuels available for marine use. Their quality is of great importance for the performance and lifetime of a diesel engine or boiler. After the oil crisis heavy fuel oil quality has become more uneven and future heavy fuels are expected to be more difficult to handle. In order to ensure an economical use of these fuels, both pre-treatment and adjustment of the engine or boiler have to be taken well care of. The article describes results from a cooperative research program on heavy fuel oil treatment at six different institutes in Norway. Tests were carried out both in laboratories and onboard ships in service. Seven heavy fuel oils, which were believed to be problem fuels, were selected. Commercial additives were also tested in the program and some of the results are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Selvigs Forlag A/S

    Radhusgaten 8, Postbox 162
    Oslo 1,   Norway 
  • Authors:
    • Kvernes, I
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00180242
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific & Indus Res
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM