From the early formative days of oil being shipped by sea, the marine sector has become aware of potentially hazardous situations occurring due to the excessive build-up of oil mist adjacent to a hot surface.
Such was the concern in the industry, that the IMCF championed the establishment of a set of Standards and mandatory procedures that should be followed by Engineering Staff in both Oil Tankers and other bulk carriers.
QMI were at the forefront of working with partners to develop the M67 Standard set at that time, (and subsequently updated,) and included here are a range of Articles and White Papers as reference material relevant to Monitoring and Measuring Oil Mist in machinery spaces.
Written in 1995 by Dr Holness from Petrohaz (and Brian Smith) this inaugural paper outlined the key considerations with regard to oil mist monitoring in machinery spaces.
References at the rear of the paper refer to other papers written by contemporaries which would prove useful for those wishing to study the subject of Oil Mist in more detail.
This White Paper by Brian Smith (the founding Director of QMI) and Dr. M H Holness sets out the new Regulations for atmospheric oil mist detection.
Written in 2005 the paper contains important information about the Properties of Oil droplets and the impact they have on Fires in Machinery Compartments.
Over time, industry became aware of how useful QMI equipment is when monitoring the performance of an Engine.
This paper outlines some of the key features of measurement via nephelometry for which QMI were awarded the Akroyd Stuart Award in 2001.