Fuel Management is the handling of fuel from the moment it crosses the bulwark until it is burned. Doing it right is essential for the safe and efficient operation of the ship.

If a diesel engine is supplied with dirty fuel it starts to wear out faster, becomes less efficient and eventually will not start.

There have been an increasing number of cases where ships were stopped for significant periods, unable to safely run their main or auxiliary engines. Poor fuel management cost the ship owners millions of dollars in damage and downtime each year.

In this course you will cover:

  • why fuel management is required
  • the fuel system
  • the quality and types of fuel (ISO 8217)
  • bunkering, sampling and storage
  • purifying fuel
  • filters and supply.

An approximate time of 2 hours is required for completion of the course and assessment.