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A Greenwich, Connecticut-based shipping company has purchased a Viscofuel 2000 viscosity control system from Cambridge Viscosity.

The Viscofuel viscometer was installed onboard one of its cargo ships to monitor the viscosity of heavy fuel oil (HFO) combustion.

Prior to the Viscofuel, the cargo vessel had been running with a malfunctioning OEM viscometer.

Without consistent viscosity control, the vessel had a number of maintenance issues, including blocked injectors and inefficient combustion.

The Viscofuel directly replaced the original OEM viscometer without any modifications to the plumbing.

The upgrade was the first of the fleet, with additional upgrades planned in the near future.

The shipping company will integrate the Viscofuel 2000 into a third-party controller already on board the vessel to maintain the viscosity of marine fuel for proper combustion.

The result has been the successful use of inline viscometers and the ‘cruise control’ of heavy fuel viscosity management.

Operators simply enter a control set point and the viscometer maintains it, even if the viscosity index of the fuel oil supply increases (up hill) or decreases (down hill) compared with the specification.

The Cambridge viscometer used by the shipping company operates on patented electromagnetic-based sensor technology that analyses the piston’s two-way travel time to provide a direct measure of fuel oil viscosity.

The Viscofuel 2000 also features software designed specifically for fuel oil combustion applications.

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Cambridge Viscosity is the global leader in fluid viscosity measurement, including oil and gas; petroleum and biofuels; coatings, paints, and inks; pharmaceuticals, and other substances. Where accurate viscosity measurement is mission critical in both process and laboratory environments, Cambridge Viscosity technologies are chosen time and time again.

Our leadership is based on a quarter-century of experience, the extraordinary range of our products — including both in-line and in-tank applications — and our innovative proprietary technology. Our customers include leading organisations in oil and gas exploration, refining, automotive, research, industrial materials, and other high-stakes fields.

Cambridge Viscosity has set the standard for extraordinarily precise, reliable, and virtually maintenance-free viscosity measurement systems. Our sensors and viscometer systems conform to ASTM, DIN, JIS and ISO standards, with a range of models designed to meet specific industry and application needs. At least one of them is right for you.

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