Increased costs of crude oil have resulted in the refineries making the most of distillation products, and residuals such as heavy fuels have therefore become denser and more viscous and contain more sulphur and insoluble matter such as asphaltenes. After describing the characteristics of these asphaltenes, and their action during fuel storage and transfer and during combustion in a boiler installation (marine boilers are not specifically mentioned), the article explains how their harmful effects in such installations can be dealt with by three new additives developed by the Gamlen company (of Clichy, France). Order from BSRA No. 49,815.

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    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

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  • Accession Number: 00189104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM