Training and awareness
Anyone involved with fuel purchasing, with operation of diesel engines or other oil-fired combustion plant, or with the design of combustion plant and fuel treatment equipment, could benefit from some technical knowledge about fuel oil – how it is manufactured, what are the critical properties, what specifications apply, and what are the likely consequences when fuel properties fall outside of specification. Environmental factors, for example limits on fuel sulfur content or on emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), are becoming increasingly important, and it is vital to understand which regulations apply in any particular situation. New regulations to curb emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) by improving fuel efficiency have been introduced into the shipping industry, and it is important that ship operators understand the implications of these.
There are many good industry courses worldwide which cover all of these topics, but in today’s work environment many companies find it difficult to make time for staff to attend these. Liddy Associates can provide tailored training courses on the whole range of fuel-related technical issues. Training sessions can be delivered in your own workplace, to groups of any size. Course content will be chosen to cover exactly the aspects you want, and in the desired depth. The length of courses can range from a few hours to a few days depending on the breadth and depth you want, and on how the training sessions need to fit into your other work schedules.