following comments respond to the article on the subject of the above
title, published by the ARVI
(a Spanish association of the fishing industry) in the special edition of
the periodical publication Pesca
Internacional dedicated to Engines, Fuels and Lubricants
Fortunately, there are a growing number of
positive voices and opinions about the benefits provided by the use of additives for fuel
used in Diesel engines (fuel oil or Diesel oil). This coincides with the
firm position we established far back in time, since when we have developed
and tested the additives by "rb bertomeu"
to ensure that they fulfil the three basic objectives stated in the
aforementioned article published by the ARVI: savings
on fuel, improved
performance and prolonged life for engines.
We are not just saying this now. We said this
many years ago and we repeat the message, because it is proven that the
regular use of our additives for fuel oil and Diesel oil by "rb bertomeu"
brings a substantial improvement in the economics of engines (in ships,
co-generation, machinery, etc.). By means of extensive fieldwork to monitor
results, in collaboration with the proprietors of the engines, we have
recorded significant improvements and savings, such as (not an exhaustive
- Average savings on fuel of
3% in engines with continuous operation schedules, where it is more
difficult to obtain savings (engines for electricity generation). In
engines running on a schedule with regular shutdowns (ships,
machinery) the saving is always greater.
- An increased operational
life of valves and turbo-compressors of between 50 and 100%
- Reductions in fuel oil
sludge of between 50 and 80%
- Reductions in mechanical
maintenance costs of 30-50% (general overhauls)
article by the ARVI, concerns
the Fishing Industry
, and may be accessed below. It
stresses that additives for fuel (and lubricants) have continually gained importance in
recent years because the Industry realises that in order to keep running costs in check it
is necessary to increase engine performance, to reduce fuel consumption and
to prolong the life of engines; all these factors are accompanied by
improved ecological performance resulting in reduced pollutant emissions
from ships. Parallel to this, there is also a realisation that the above objectives may only be achieved by
using excellent additives for fuel (in addition to using
high-quality lubricant oils in conjunction with the fuel additive).
It brings us satisfaction to be able to
claim that our clients running large Diesel engines are completely
satisfied with the excellent financial results provided by additives from "rb bertomeu", and
we could say that our satisfaction is even greater when more and more
third-party opinions are expressed that confirm our theories and proven
facts in the field of the additive treatment of fuels.
For further information
on this subject, please consult the following documents from the
Internacional and from rb bertomeu (click on the chosen title):
- Complete Article from the ARVI in Pesca Internacional,
No. 50, November 2004
- Complete Article: Additive for Fuel Oil is not "Just
Reference letters from customers of rb bertomeu S.L.