• Easily used by ships maintenance staff right out of the box

  • Instant indication of condition for motor bearings, gears, compressors, slewing rings, hoists, winches...

  • Plan maintenance and have the spares available on time. Minimise off-hire and demurrage.

Marine Fuel Quality & Quantity

Density MeterDensity
Fuel is delivered from the bunker barge by volume and confirmed by meter or tape soundings. It is paid for by mass with a conversion relying on an accurate density reading. The density meter provides that and more. CCAI, Density in Vacuo and Viscosity conversion. 

Click here for more information about testing the density of fuel oil


Heated ViscometerViscosity
Viscosity in conjunction with density is the defining parameter for fuel grade. Variations outside of the viscosity limit can often be accommodated with prior warning.  Simple, robust and accurate indication of fuel viscosity at 50°C and 100°C. Calculate CCAI and convert between viscosity units. 

 Click here for more information about testing the viscosity of fuel oil


Water in Oil Electronic CellWater
Why pay for water in your fuel?  Maximum water contamination limits are established in ISO 8217 and can be easily checked with several water test options available from Kittiwake.  You can also use this test to verify purifier performance and check you lubricating oils. 

Click here for more information about testing for water in fuel oil


Compatibility TesterCompatibility
Mixing and blending fuels is often a necessary process but can lead to a whole world of difficulties. Asphaltimes become unstable and fall from solution blocking purifiers and filters. A simple test for single or blended fuel stability and following accepted ASTM test methods.   

Click here for more information about testing the compatibility of residual fuels


Cloud Point Detector

Cloud Point
Not often an issue with commercial ships but a serious consideration foe military vessels or those venturing in to arctic waters without tank heating. Also used to verify suitability of winter grade diesel fuels. Developed for the UK Ministry of Defence, identify single or multiple wax points in clean distillate fuels. 

Click here for more information about testing the cloud point of fuels


Flash Point TesterFlash Point
Refinery QC or contamination with light diesel fractions will lead to depressed flash point. Off specification fuels are a reason for debunkering and need to be treated carefully. Another rugged and accurate On-Site test aimed at identifying problems before they become expensive.  

Click here for more information about testing the flash point of fuels


Pour Point TesterPour Point
This is probably the easiest test to undertake without purchasing specialist equipment, even ours. Keeping a low pour point fuel warm and using it quickly will prevent sludging in tanks and blockage of lines when operating in temperate climates.  

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Fuel & Lube Lab

Fuel & Lube Test Cabinet
A 15 year history in the deep sea marine market monitoring both in-service lubricants and bunker fuel deliveries. A single cabinet containing tests selected with an accuracy appropriate to the application. Simple to use, rugged test equipment and none hazardous consumables.   

  • Electronic Lab tests for Viscosity, Density and Fuel Compatibility.
  • DIGI tests for Water, BN.
  • ECON tests for Salt, Insolubles & Pour Point.

Click here for more information about Parker Kittiwake's Fuel & Lube Test Cabinet. (See also Parker Kittiwake marine fuel sampling equipment.)


Power Plant CabinetPower Plant Cabinet
Many diesel powerplant operate in very remote locations; laboratory facilities are typically unavailable, resulting in a need for accurate On-Site alternatives. The Power Plant Cabinet differs from the Fuel & Lube offer in that it has fully electronic Lab test for Water, BN and Insolubes. Targeted at users of multiple large medium speed diesel engine powerplant for in-service lubricants and bunker fuel deliveries. Simple to use, rugged test equipment and non-hazardous consumables.   

  • Electronic Lab tests for Viscosity, Density and Fuel Compatibility, Water, BN and Insolubles.
  • ECON tests for Salt, Insolubles & Pour Point.

 Click here for more information about Parker Kittiwake's Fuel & Lube Test Cabinet. (See also ANALEX fdMplus for additional capabilities.) 

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