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Customer testimonial: Prawn trawler using Bi-tron

Supplier: Bi-tron Lubrication By: Bruce Harris
29 January, 2010

Bruce and Ian Harris decided to fit a fuel flow meter to their trawler before using the Bi-tron (Bitron) products.

Ian as the skipper used the trawler with the fuel flow meter for a considerable time at varying RPM both steaming and trawling before adding the Bi-tron (Bitron) Product. Below is a table of performances noted, after only adding the Engine Formulation.

LITRES per HOUR STEAMING
RPM BEFORE Bi-tron (Bitron) 6 HOURS LATER 24 HOURS % LESS
1000 13 12 11 15.4
1100 17.5 15.5 14 20
1200 22 19.5 18 18.5
1300 26 23 21.5 17.5
1400 29.5 26 24 18.5
1500 33 29 27.5 16.7
1600 37 33.5 32 13.5
1700 41 37 35 14.7
1800 46 41 40 12.9
1900 52 47 45 13.5
2000 58.5 59.5 51.5 11.9
2200 65 61 58 10.8
2200 77 67.5 65 15.6

LITRES per HOUR TRAWLING
1500 38.5 35 35  
1600 40.5 40 39.5  
1700 45 42 40  
1800 50 48 46  
1900 58 55 54  
2000 66 65 62

Since this testing was carried out; the Fuel Conditioner has been added at 6 litres Bi-tron (Bitron) to 12,000 litres of fuel, and the trawler now gets an extra 2 nights trawling.

This testimonial was typed up by Brian Rogers Marine Engineering, from information supplied by :
Mr. Bruce Harris.
5th May 1999.

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