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Diesel Switch Approved For Marine Use

Posted on November 29, 2010

Switzerland-based Aquametro AG and Jowa Technology AB have partnered to launch the Diesel Switch MKII, a fuel-blending and fuel switch-over unit that has been recently approved by the Germanischer Lloyd.

Marpol regulations indicate that ships will need to switch over to low-sulfur fuel in some emission-controlled areas, making it necessary for ships to be able to blend fuels and to completely switch over from one fuel type to another.

The Diesel Switch MKII is equipped with a three-way blending valve, which adjusts the fuel ratio of heavy fuel oil and marine diesel oil or marine gas oil in relation to a set value that is controlled by a logic controller, with touch-screen display.

The unit is completed with temperature and pressure sensors, allowing the controller to regulate the permissible fuel temperature changes. It also monitors fuel temperature in relation to viscosity and the lowest permissible viscosity before the engine.

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