Parker Kittiwake launches fuel and lube guide

Parker Kittiwake's 'Gold Guide' offers an indispensable reference guide for the use and testing of fuels and marine lubricant or hydraulic oils Parker Kittiwake's 'Gold Guide' offers an indispensable reference guide for the use and testing of fuels and marine lubricant or hydraulic oils

Parker Kittiwake has published ‘The Gold Guide’, a definitive resource for marine fuel, lubricating and hydraulic oils representing more than a year’s efforts on the part of the condition monitoring specialist and its partners.

The book provides vessel owners and operators with information on all aspects of fuel, lube, and hydraulic oil from first principles to testing, monitoring, characteristics and specifications. It offers a comprehensive insight into interpreting test results and understanding the potential impact these can have on operational performance and efficiency.

Larry Rumbol, marine condition monitoring manager, Parker Kittiwake, said: “The need for this sort of objective, fit for purpose resource is greater than ever given the complexity of the regulations governing vessel operation, the thirst for crew knowledge enrichment, and the ever-present need to drive vessel efficiency, maximise uptime and protect what can be volatile profits. Care in the selection, purchase, use, testing and monitoring of fuels and oils pays direct dividends in terms of minimising maintenance burdens, reducing the risk of unplanned downtime through machinery failure and reducing accelerated wear.”

Printed in full colour on oil-proof paper, the Gold Guide is wire bound so that it lays flat for ease of use onboard, and includes peer-reviewed input from Wärtsilä, NSD Corporation, ExxonMobil, IBIA, John H Whitaker Tankers, the Institute of Marine Engineers, and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Ian Hynde, senior lecturer in marine engineering at Warsash Maritime Academy, said: “Parker Kittiwake’s Gold Guide is a comprehensive guide to modern technology and methodology applied to the analysis of fuels and lubricants. It is an essential reference publication for marine engineer cadets and experienced marine engineers studying for their Class 1 and Class 2 Certificate of Competency.”

NB: Rumbol presented the Gold Guide to delegates at The Motorship’s Propulsion & Emissions Conference in Hamburg last week. See our June issue for a full report.

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