SOLAS compliant fuel pipe savings

Posted on November 8, 2017 in Highlighted, Knowledge Base, News | Comments Off on SOLAS compliant fuel pipe savings

SOLAS compliant fuel pipe savings

The saying goes that “you can’t put a price on safety”.

But here’s the reality: to comply with the latest safety regulations, there is usually a significant investment, and at times, it can seem pretty extortionate.

Take the example of one of the marine operators we work with.

He needed to upgrade to SOLAS compliant double skin fuel pipes, and for their inline 6-cylinder engine (375hp) were quoted €6,000.

Granted, there would have been some additional design work required in order to accommodate the additional diameter with the outer pipe, but still, it’s a ludicrous quote, and quite sensibly, they decided not to accept it and asked us for some advice.

Here’s the alternative we provided the client, saving them over 50% in the process:

SOLAS compliant double skin fuel pipes made in house by Bartech, for a client's inline 6-cylinder engine (375hp)

SOLAS compliant double skin fuel pipes made in-house by Bartech, for a client’s inline 6-cylinder engine (375hp)

Now there’s no doubt that double-walled fuel pipes have reduced engine room fires dramatically, but the fact of the matter is that there are companies looking to exploit this and other classification requirements.

Which just emphasises the importance of shopping around and thinking laterally…

Do you feel you are being exploited to satisfy latest regulations?

If you need any double-walled fuel pipes, click here to see how we can help you.

For help or advice on any aspect of your heavy diesel engine, just pick up the phone and give us a call on 01206 791552 or email us at

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