GEAR | Maritec opens fuel test centre in Shanghai
CTI Group subsidiary and Singapore-based maritime testing facility Maritec opened a new fuel testing and technical services centre in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday, June 1.
The 2,000-square-metre Maritec Shanghai Company facility will have equipment for routine testing under ISO 8217, fuel system checks, enhanced analysis, and more advanced testing and forensics.
The services will be made available for ships bunkering at all Chinese ports.
Maritec Shanghai General Manager Jay Chan said the fuel testing system will provide a customised advisory on a ship’s individual fuel test data, highlighting fuel quality characteristics and any potential problems that could be present. This will offer greater assurance to ship operators and managers that their ships’ fuel systems are operating optimally, safely, and efficiently.
In addition to providing quality assurance testing during bunkering, the accumulated historical data and solutions at the heart of the system will allow Maritec to provide more detailed and precise recommendations relating to fuel storage, mixing/blending, and pre-combustion trends throughout a vessel’s operational voyage.