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GEA wants to set new fuel quality standards

GEA Westfalia has high expectations for a new system that can clean ships' fuel even more efficiently, eliminating the much-maligned cat fines which are becoming increasingly frequent in number, the company tells ShippingWatch.

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New standards are needed for the quality of fuel oil for ships, says German GEA Westfalia Separator.

A statement that falls well in line with the ongoing debate about deteriorating fuel oil quality, a matter that is currently subject to intense discussions in the industry. The amount of so-called cat fines - microscopic waste residue left over from the refining process - has increased significantly in recent years, and this has motivated German supplier GEA Westfalia Seperator to target this field.

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