Drew Marine of Ashland Specialty Chemical will supply and install DPATM
Diesel Performance Analyzers with their new Fuel Channel
Frontline Management AS of Oslo, Norway. Ashland Specialty Chemical
Company is a division of Ashland Inc.
The ships into which the DPA systems will be installed are managed by
Thome Ship Management
, Singapore; Wallem Shipmanagement Inc,
Deerfield Beach, Florida; International Tanker Management, Dubai,
UAE; V-Ships Norway A.S., Oslo, Norway; V-Ships UK Limited, Glasgow,
Scotland; and V-Ships (Germany) GmbH, Hamburg, Germany.
"Frontline outlined a number of key advantages of the DPA that
swayed them to select our product from among competing systems," said
Nels Hendrickson, Drew Marine vice president of marketing. "Aside
from the better responsiveness, performance, ease-of-use, and speed,
Frontline cited Drew Marine's working alliance with them as an
important factor in the ultimate selection of our Diesel Performance
Drew Marine's DPA Diesel Performance Analyzer is a combination of
hardware and PC-based software that monitors 15 different diesel
engine parameters, including cylinder compression pressure, 3600
times per engine revolution. The system's hand-held repeater allows
engines to be tuned "in real-time," during measurement, while the PC
component enables high-speed, high-volume data capture, graphical
analysis, and performance history comparisons.