from original letter)
ASE - TRADEBE Grupo - PORT ECOREL
E-08039 BARCELONA - (Spain)
27 April 2005
In response to your request,
I am writing on behalf of the maintenance and operating personnel at the
cogeneration installations of Port Ecorel A.I.E., owned by the
TRADEBE Group, situated on the flammables terminal at Barcelona
Port. We are pleased to confirm that, since August 2004, in our
installations we have been using the additive “rb bertomeu” beco F1/ASF
in the recovered fuel oil for our engine MaK (9M32) with a nominal power
output of 4,320 KW.
The results obtained to date
from the additive produced by your company are entirely satisfactory,
both technically and financially, within the parameters expected at the
outset of additive treatment of the fuel oil.
Initially, when using
recovered fuel oil supplied by the industrial waste treatment plant
ECOIMSA, incrusted residues formed on the turbo and combustion
chamber, and cleaning of fuel separators and fuel filters was performed
With regular use of the
additive rb bertomeu beco F1/ASF, added at 0.5 litres per
tonne, first and foremost, the gas parts of turbos are cleaned less
frequently, the service factor for cleaning separators has increased by
a factor of three, and maintenance costs for injectors, separators and
filters have been reduced. It is also evident that the arduous task of
cleaning separator components and engine parts in contact with
combustion is also quicker and easier.
Above all, we wish to express
our satisfaction with your service and the interest you have always
shown, as this has helped greatly to increase the productivity of our
plant. Moreover, we authorise you to provide this document as a
reference whenever it may be required.
Plant Manager, Port Ecorel.