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Fuel Quality & Testing

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'.

ClassNK subsidiary launches bunker fuel oil analysis service
15 May 2017 09:55 GMT
New service provides an oil analysis report for the properties of bunker fuel oil.

VPS launches 'Quick Screening' service for MFM bunker deliveries in Singapore
03 May 2017 09:57 GMT
Intention is to provide a quick 'pass/fail' preliminary guide on the performance of mass flow meters.

New tool calculates knock characteristics of pipeline gas supplied
05 Apr 2017 12:22 GMT
Tool is designed to help end users determine the quality of pipeline gas and assess the risk of engine knock.

Operators urged to take soundings in wake of Singapore piping 'irregularities'
21 Mar 2017 13:08 GMT
Vessel operators advised to also use a 'reputable' bunker surveyor.

ExxonMobil tackles fuel switching in latest video
08 Mar 2017 11:53 GMT
Oil major covers planning, avoiding thermal shock and controlling temperature and viscosity.

WSS urges operators to perform onboard fuel tests
09 Feb 2017 07:58 GMT
Onboard tests enable crews to take preventative measures before fuel issues become critical, highlights WSS manager.

World Fuel Services welcomes introduction of MFMs in Singapore
06 Feb 2017 15:03 GMT
Bunker firm publishes white paper on mass flow meter technology.

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