Marine Fuels Case Study Corrosive Fuels in East Russia
(MARCH 24, 2016) - A series of vessels have experienced corrosion in the fuel system consuming fuels bunkered from the Slavyanka area. As testing to specification, as well as applying the commonly used investigative testing procedure, has been non-conclusive, VeriFuel has taken a different approach in order to show that these fuels exhibit different behaviour to normal, non-corrosive marine fuels.
The VeriFuel team was the first to identify this problem. Working together with the experts from our Antwerp laboratory, VeriFuel was also the first establish a new proprietary test method which proved very useful in showing that the problematic fuels have unusual oxidation behaviour.