Report on the Use of PLUTOcen-F on "LILAC" Owned by SHIN-NIHONKAI FERRY
The active compound incorporated in PLUTOcen Products is the ironorganic compound ferrocene. Ferrocene is a fuel improver reactivating of the catalytic activity.
By dosing PLUTOcen-F in H.F.O., fuel combustion process improves, and results in the reduction of soot amount, and the change of physical structure of soot to a dryer, sorer structure.
The effects was to minimize wear on piston rings and cylinder line and to reduce consumption of system oil, to keep clean nozzle ring and blade of T/C, combustion chamber of M/E, BOILER and E.G.E.
Key Words: PLUTOcen-F, LILAC, Shinnihonkai Ferry, Combustion Improver, Soot Reduction
Dosing unit was installed on the subject vessel in January 1998 while she was in dock, and the fuel improver, PLUTOcen-F has been used ever since with good results. The following is the report on the effect of PLUTO-cen F with the data obtained during the docking in January 1999, one year after the introduction of PLUTOcen-F.
2. MIXING POINT
PLUTOcen-F mixing and dosing unit is connected at point A. PLUTOcen-F, in proportion to the quantity ot H.F.O. supplied to SETT. TANK, is transported to SETT. TANK using 7] while 2] is operating. From SETT. TANK, it is supplied to main engine, generator and boiler which use H.F.O.
1] H.F.O. tank
2] H.F.O. trans. pump
3] H.F.O. sett. tank
4] Mixing tank
5] Mixing & A-oil supply pump
7] Dosing pump
8] Air chamber
3. MIXING RATE
PLUTOcen-F was mixed at a rate of 50 ppm for the first one month, and then at 25 ppm from the second month on.
4. CONDITION OF ENGINE IN DOCK
4.1 Total Working Hours of Engines
Table 1. Total working hours of engines