The 'one' for fuel conditioning challenges?

06 Oct 2014
The FCM One integrates heating functions, cooling functions and much more in the same module driven by the same controller

The FCM One integrates heating functions, cooling functions and much more in the same module driven by the same controller

Alfa Laval’s says it has come up with one solution to today’s fuel conditioning challenges – the new FCM One booster system.

The company’s original fuel conditioning module (FCM) was launched in 2001 and the new FCM One combines its strengths with new flexibility for today’s fuel demands.

It integrates heating functions, cooling functions and much more in the same module driven by the same controller. As well as conditioning fuel for an exact match of engine specifications, it can be configured to handle multiple fuels, produce fuel blends and manage the automatic changeover between them.

Paolo Galla, product manager fuel conditioning systems, Alfa Laval, said: “It gives operators the flexibility to work with any fuel available plus specific options for demonstrating regulatory compliance and improving energy efficiency.”

For vessels working with both residual fuels and distillates, the FCM offers the possibility of a safer and faster changeover process. It unified algorithm ensure smooth and efficient ramping of fuel parameters, unaffected by engine load.

This is because the viscosity is kept in a tight range as the temperature changes and because there are no viscosity fluctuations to trigger alarms and slow down the process this results in a shorter changeover where less expensive distillate is consumed.

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