Marine fuel deliveries are measured by volume but paid for by mass. Ensuring the fuel quality at the time of delivery and calculating the density is an integral part of good bunkering practices.
Parker's condition monitoring solutions offered by Owen International help companies measure density and water content to calculate the mass of fuel delivered.
Our on-site fuel labs can help ensure fuel is within the required specification under ISO 8217, Viscosity, Density, Water, CCAI, Compatibility, Pour Point, Salt. They can also help maintain bunker fuel samples for Port State Inspection under MARPOL 73/78 Annex VI.
The ability to spot check the Sulphur content of fuel on-board (to lab standards) within three minutes will help vessel operators, bunker suppliers, port authorities and regulatory surveyors ensure compliance with the latest IMO MARPOL fuel regulations.
On-Site Fuel Labs
Marine and bunker fuel is tested on-site for Quantity (density & water) and Quality (viscosity, compatibility, salt, water, pour point, cloud point etc, according to ISO 8217). A range of on-site fuel testing equipment with a solid track record of use in marine and power-plant applications.
Bunker Sample and Drip Samplers
Comprehensive and economically priced offerings for sampling and storing of marine and power plant fuel deliveries. Based on 20 years supplying the industry including Chairmanship of IBIA and input to current ISO and IMO legislative standards and operating sampling logistics for most major marine fuel testing