Fuel Blending Service Consultancy
Fuel blending is used by traders and suppliers
to make the most profitable use of the various stock
he may have on hand. Ship operators also blend fuels
of different specifications to meet operational
requirements. Blending is also commonly used to
correct some deficiency in the fuel product.
Blending of fuels takes place either in shore tanks
or onboard a vessel. Maritec is able to provide a
blending advisory service onboard a vessel or for
shore tank blending to ensure the end blended
product meets the intended specifications of the
blended product o ensure its suitability for use or
Maritec's experts advise on the required blend
proportions with blended samples analyzed at our
laboratory. The results are then compared with
required specifications and adjustments to blend
proportions are made if necessary to achieve the
desired specification. Individual samples can
also be hand blended and tested at our laboratory to
obtain desired results.
Fuel Blend Optimization Service for Ships
On various ships, fuel blenders have been fitted to some
auxiliary engine fuel systems which allow the
operator to blend residual and distillate fuels.
As the quality of the residual and distillate
blend components vary on each delivery, the
optimum blend ratio needs to be frequently
calculated and adjusted.
Maritec offers a Blend Optimization Service
involving analysis of both the residual and
distillate fuels; after which the auxiliary engine
fuel specification limits are referenced in order
to calculate the minimum amount of distillate
consumption for the ship.
Apart from optimizing fuel performance, this
service helps ship operators ensure that the
correct fuel quality limits for their
vesselís engines are being maintained.