Like the fuels themselves, the solutions for managing marine fuels are evolving. As fuel sulphur regulations drive the transition towards low-sulphur fuels, LNG, alternative fuels and scrubbers, new thinking is needed for the fuel line leading to the engine. Alfa Laval is uniquely prepared to move you forward, building on a century of fuel treatment experience and key solutions for every aspect of fuel handling. From protecting your engine to safeguarding your compliance and energy efficiency, we’ll see that you meet challenges of 2020 – and beyond.
The Alfa Laval Adaptive Fuel Line
Alfa Laval fuel line solutions cover separation, feed synchronization, filtration, fuel conditioning and more. Because we work with all aspects, we can develop the fuel line as a single, flexible process that responds to changes and challenges in real time. We call it the Alfa Laval Adaptive Fuel Line.
In the spotlight
Marine biofuels like HVO and FAME can be used in diesel engines without major engine modifications. They have a positive impact on a vessel’s CO2 footprint, but their properties differ from conventional oils – so they must be managed carefully. With deep insights and the industry’s first biofuel-ready separators, Alfa Laval can help you transition to biofuels successfully.
Is slow-steaming the solution for full engine optimization?
Franciska Kjellström, Global Applications Manager, reviews slow-steaming and how the right equipment, such as Alfa Laval's FlowSync, can help you maximize your fuel efficiency and separator performance.
Roberto Comelli, Global Sales Manager, Fuel Conditioning Modules, Interview with Shipinsight
Fuel conditioning is complicated issue and with 2020 just around the corner, there are many questions about fuel availablity, how to handle fuel onboard, fuel quality and stability.
Listen to the experts
Get face-to-face with the experts behind the Alfa Laval Adaptive Fuel Line and more. In these informative videos, they share their thoughts on meeting today’s and tomorrow’s fuel and application challenges.
The Fuel Line Blog
The daily grind – cat fines and engine wear
In the marine business, we’re used to thinking big. But one of the biggest challenges the industry faces comes from some the tiniest of things. And the threat they pose to the safe operating of the global fleet may become considerably worse.
How Alfa Laval ALCAP™ reinvented fuel separation
High-speed separators remove water and damaging particles from marine fuel. Older designs needed manual adjustment for every fuel type. But ALCAP™ technology adjusts automatically to provide uninterrupted operation – with maximum separation efficiency, engine fuel economy and engine protection.
Defeating cat fines with onboard fuel cleaning
Marine fuel quality can vary within limits. Professional fuel management is essential to avoid excessive fuel costs or serious breakdowns. Watch three well-known experts from the marine industry give their views on mitigating risk.
Fuel and energy efficiency
Marine fuels in the low-sulphur era
The global marine fuel market is steaming towards a major upheaval, as the industry prepares to enter the next phase of the low-sulphur era. From 1 January 2020, new IMO regulations come into force, designed to slash the amount of sulphur that ships release into the atmosphere.
Better lube oil treatment
With changes in marine fuel types, lubricant requirements need to be reassessed. To remove insolubles and water from the lube oil, centrifugal separators are ideal to promote engine longevity and efficiency, regardless of the fuel type used.
The evolution of ship propulsion
From steamships to driverless ‘ghost ships’, propulsion at sea has undergone tremendous changes over the past two centuries. Our infographic shows some of the key milestones leading up to today – and pointing towards the future.
S and P Flex
The Alfa Laval S and P Flex range of separators is ideal for all fuel and lubricating oils. Maximize protection and efficiency by creating a modular separator system specific to your application. Choose between the advanced S separator, the world’s best-selling separator for fuel and lube oil, or the simplicity of the P separator.
Automated Fuel Changeover System
The Automated Fuel Changeover System (ACS) is a reliable, fully automatic fuel changeover system that facilitates fuel oil changeover while maintaining fuel viscosity within the limits set by engine manufacturers.
Fuel Conditioning Modules Oil
The FCM One Oil is designed to condition conventional marine fuel oils but does more than match fuel cleanliness, pressure, temperature, viscosity and flow rate to engine specifications. It can also be configured to handle multiple fuels, produce fuel blends and manage the automatic changeover between them.
Alfa Laval FlowSync is an automatic separator feed pump control system for use in your vessel's treatment system. It synchronizes fuel flow to separators based on actual consumption - giving you greater engine protection, lower cat fine levels and reduced energy costs.
Recover oil while reducing waste handling costs. Alfa Laval PureDry is an automated system that separates waste oil into three phases: cleaned oil, water and super-dry solids.
Alfa Laval 290 filters provide fine filtration with virtually no pressure drop. They are suited to a number of applications, such as filtration of lubricating oil for four-stroke engines and filtration of hydraulic control oil for two-stroke engines. The filters may be available with different sludge removal devices, such as a diversion chamber or Eliminator combination.
ALP three-screw pumps
Alfa Laval ALP three-screw pumps are developed for lowest operating cost and highest reliability with specific focus on the marine industry. ALP is the obvious choice for handling of fuel and lubricating oils.
Contact us to discuss
We’re always ready to talk about your needs, whether it comes to specific Alfa Laval fuel line solutions or wider strategies for meeting the fuel challenges of 2020 and beyond. Let us know what’s on your mind and we’ll get in touch.