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Fuel Quality & Testing

Avoid costly cat fine problems with the right fuel handling and purification procedures: Skuld
09 Jul 2018 12:47 GMT
P&I club explains why it is 'essential' to bring cat fine levels down during fuel handling and purification.

VPS issues flash point distillate alert for Bergen
09 Jul 2018 06:51 GMT
Alert is 14th so far this year relating to the supply of distillates with a low flash point.

Bunker checklist for vessel owners published
20 Jun 2018 08:45 GMT
Covers the key checks that must be carried out before, during and after taking bunkers.

IBIA posts advice following spate of fuel quality issues
18 Jun 2018 12:36 GMT
Advises bunker buyers and sellers in wake of fuel contamination problems in the US Gulf and Panama.

Increased supply chain transparency will solve contamination issues: Tolson
14 Jun 2018 07:42 GMT
Calls for improved understanding of the provenance of products within the bunker supply chain.

VPS issues third low flash point fuel alert in Singapore
06 Jun 2018 13:09 GMT
All low flash point fuel alerts so far this year have been for the Asian port.

Houston marine fuel contamination: VPS reveals exclusive findings
29 May 2018 15:35 GMT
In-house test finds phenolic compounds in every sample taken from ships encountering problems.

VPS flash point distillate alerts already up to 10 - just one less than the whole of 2017
10 May 2018 16:43 GMT
Follows a number of low flash point alerts in Europe and North America in recent months.

New bunker testing device indicates sulphur content 'in less than three minutes'
16 Apr 2018 13:42 GMT
Makes it possible to avoid compliance issues by performing test before bunkering and prior to ship leaving port.

Global sulphur levels for residual fuels rose to six-year high in 2017: MEPC
16 Apr 2018 10:28 GMT
Average annual sulphur content increased to its highest level since 2011, according to data.

Historical review of VPS Bunker Alerts: Steve Bee
15 Feb 2018 16:23 GMT
Director Steve Bee analyzes recent trends in bunker fuel quality.

VPS tops Singapore list with most licensed bunker surveyors
16 Jan 2018 16:07 GMT
VPS, Lighthouse Marine and Viswalab are firms with largest number of licensed surveyors.

VPS expands oil condition monitoring capabilities
20 Nov 2017 11:07 GMT
Testing firm equips Rotterdam lab with latest analytical technology.

A bright future for low-flashpoint fuels?
11 Oct 2017 08:48 GMT
Larry Rumbol, Marine Condition Monitoring Manager at Parker Kittiwake, writes for Bunker Index.

A 2017 review of VPS bunker alerts
03 Oct 2017 09:33 GMT
By Steve Bee, Group Commercial & Business Development Director.

The VPS quality approach to sulphur testing: Dr Sunil Kumar
27 Sep 2017 00:02 GMT
By VPS's laboratory manager in Fujairah, UAE.

VPS director highlights need for MFM fuel delivery monitoring
28 Aug 2017 09:02 GMT
First few months following mandatory MFM bunkering shows fuel deliveries require expert performance monitoring, says Steve Bee.

FOBAS issues off-spec cat fine alert in Fujairah
10 Aug 2017 11:58 GMT
Cat fine levels of up to 139 mg/kg measured in Fujairah samples.

VPS releases revised code of practice for bunker quantity surveying
29 May 2017 07:06 GMT
Code of practice been developed in two sections and covers quality control of the field surveyor.

ITIC and ASG launch new surveyors' indemnity wording
22 May 2017 09:23 GMT
New wording is designed to 'address the imbalance between owners' and surveyors' responsibilities'.

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