Peace Of Mind Package
Viswa Lab Peace Of Mind Package
The approach behind Peace Of Mind Package is to provide a certain number of minimum tests in all ports and all fuels so that the ship staff and the bunkering staff in the of ice will rest assured and enjoy peace of mind that, if there is any problem with the fuel, the tests carried out under the POMP package will capture this and prevent major damage. Viswa Lab will also assist with solutions in most cases.
In the above approach, even if new problems crop up (which are not listed in the historical data), the additional tests are likely to identify them. Since the customer does not have to worry about new problems also, this approach provides total peace of mind.
The following 6 critical tests will be carried out as Part of the Peace of Mind Package.
|#||MACHINERY PROBLEM||TEST TO IDENTIFY PROBLEM|
|1||Piston Ring Breakage & Purifier/Filter Choking||Asphaltene Analysis|
|2||Very high wear in rubbing surfaces due to cat-fines||Patented Particle Count Test|
|3||Contaminants in fuel causing filter choking/fuel pump jamming||GC-MS Screening|
|4||Purifier/Filter Choking due to unstable||fuel Stability|
|5||Fuel Pump/Nozzle Wear||Acidity - pH|
|6||Filter Choking||Toluene Insoluble|
With the POMP program in place, Viswa Lab becomes the watchdog for identifying problem fuels. In keeping with Viswa Lab philosophy and Mission, the service provided will be to test, to identify the problem and to provide solutions.
Viswa Lab hopes this will help in reducing the stress level of the ship staff.
The added bonus will be to dissuade the supplier from indulging in wrongful practices since, the POMP will catch and identify such practices. The Peace of Mind Package provides a lock on the door so that robber will think twice before entering the door. He would rather enter a door which has not been locked.
Creative Ideas and R&D
Viswa Lab believes that when customers suffer fuel-related problems, they should be provided with all possible assistance. With this objective in view, Viswa Lab is equipped with state of the art instruments to identify and quantify contaminants and adulterants in fuel as well as to determine in-depth Ignition & Combustion properties of the fuel. All fuel problems are also connected to lubes, cylinder oils, material properties of the machinery, etc. In order that the customer with a problem finds a complete solution under one roof, Viswa Lab provides the following services.
|Bunker fuel oil analysis|
|Lube oil analysis
|Tribology and particle morphology studies|
|Ignition & Combustion studies (Fuel Tech instrument)|
|Under piston cylinder oil drain analysis|
|Material Failure analysis|
|Bunker Quantity Surveys in major ports|
|Special packages of services|
|Total Fuel Management|
|Support for Bunker dispute and bunker claims|
|R&D in marine fuels and marine diesel engines|
Special Package of Services
Since 1991, Viswa Lab has established itself as a problem solving lab specializing in Total Fuel Management (TFM). Major shipping companies who use fuel testing services of competitors still send all their problem fuels to Viswa Lab for detailed investigation.
BUNKER FUELS – IDENTIFYING AND QUANTIFYING CONTAMINANTS / ADULTERANTS
– Nine (9) specialized non-standard investigations using state of the art instrumentation offered through Viswa Lab.
ASSET PROTECTIONthrough CBM (Condition Based Maintenance program)
CONDITION MONITORING(for asset protection, meeting classification requirements)
QUANTIFICATION OF FUEL QUALITY AND FUEL WORTH TO HELP WITH FUEL PURCHASE
(A proprietary fuel quality indexing services consisting of Engine Friendliness Number and True Worth Index – published in Bunkerworld.com, well-known published data in proprietary to Viswa Lab)
Viswa Lab consists of a dynamic, entrepreneurial team of scientists, engineers, and support professionals with a long-standing reputation for technical excellence in the field of Fuel oils, Lubes, Hydraulic oils, Environmental analysis, NDE, and Failure Analysis.
Viswa Lab has been testing fuels since 1991. During this period petroleum products and engineering materials have been tested by VL using the latest instruments and to the highest level of quality and accuracy. Innumerable failure analysis studies have been carried out by VL to determine the cause of material failure and fuel related failure.
Viswa Lab has created a niche position for itself with a one stop shop concept of chemical testing, mechanical testing, destructive testing, non-destructive testing to determine the cause of a failure or the prognosis of a machinery related problem. The fuel buyer will not have to go to different places to get all aspects of a failure analyzed.
Dr. Vis, whose name the lab carries, is a Phd. In Metallurgical Engineering, a Masters in Internal Combustion Engineering and a Bachelors in Marine Engineering. He has worked as Chief Engineer on ships, Senior Surveyor to the classification society American Bureau of Shipping. Since 1991, he has been associated with the materials evaluation activity of metals, composites and petroleum products. It is this unique combination of all three facets that has propelled him as one of the top experts in this field.