5th May 2021
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new service for the superyacht market to assist with the verification of fuel when taken onboard, or indeed if contamination is suspected at any time.
The consequences of off-spec fuel can be significant and not only in engine performance but downstream too with microbial contamination and, of equal seriousness, the environmental and legal implications of a high sulphur content.
“Fuel is the lifeblood of a vessel and it has an immediate and direct effect on the operation and safety of the yacht - knowing the quality of the fuel could not be more vital.” said Larry Rumbol, Marine Business Development Manager at Spectro | Jet-Care. “The new Spectro | Jet-Care Fuel Verification Sample kit assists with sampling when taking fuel onboard and provides a quick and accurate analysis of the fluid for complete peace of mind”.
The Spectro Jet-Care Fuel Verification Sample Kit comprises three 500 ml sample bottles with tamper proof and unique numbered tags. Samples are taken and tagged during delivery – one sample is sent to the Laboratory for analysis and the second and third samples are kept onboard for potential verification purposes. This could be a Port State Authority, or Coastguard, questioning Sulphur content or a dispute with the fuel supplier, if the lab report shows off-spec fuel. The tamper proof tagged bottles are undeniable proof that they are samples from that specific fuel delivery.
Spectro | Jet-Care provide a comprehensive range of analysis services to the superyacht industry including oil, hydraulic fluid, coolant and fuel, all developed to identify operational issues at the earliest possible stage
The Company’s laboratories are based in the UK, USA and Switzerland and all maintain exacting high standards in terms of quality analysis, supported by the industry recognised accreditation, ISO/IEC 17025:2017, the testing and calibration laboratory standard.
Click here to find out more about the Spectro | Jet-Care Fuel Verification Service.
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