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FOBAS: 48 off-specification marine fuel cases in 1H February

18 Feb 2019

The Lloyd’s Register Fuel Oil Bunkering Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS) recorded 48 off-spec bunker fuel cases in its global operations during the period between 1 to 14 (1H) February 2019.

The figure was 41% down when compared to 2H January 2019.

The cases where considered off-spec when a result was outside the 95% confidence limit of either the ISO 8217 6th edition test parameter or a value given by the BDN or sample label.

The top bunker ports with reported off-spec bunker fuel cases in 1H February are as follows:
 

Port  Characteristic  ISO 8217
Limit or
Advised
Value
Final result Unit
         
Singapore Density at 15°C 0.9899** 0.9929 kg/l
Singapore Density at 15°C 0.9899** 0.9949 kg/l
Singapore Density at 15°C 0.9899** 1.0014 kg/l
Singapore Density at 15°C 0.9899** 0.9929 kg/l
Singapore Pour point 0* 9 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 oC
Singapore Total Sediment Potential 0.10* 0.15 % Mass
Singapore ULO Detected Detected  
Singapore Viscosity at 50°C 371.6** 406.2 cSt
Singapore Water Trace* 0.55 % Volume
Singapore Water 0.50* 0.70 % Volume
Singapore Water 0.50* 1.30 % Volume
         
Fujairah Sulphur 3.48** 3.73 % Mass
Fujairah Sulphur 3.48** 3.82 % Mass
Fujairah Sulphur 3.48** 3.69 % Mass
Fujairah Sulphur 3.48** 3.75 % Mass
Fujairah Sulphur 3.48** 3.70 % Mass
Fujairah Sulphur 3.48** 3.71 % Mass
         
Tanjung Pelepas Ash 0.100* 0.170 % Mass
Tanjung Pelepas Pour Point 30* 36 oC
Tanjung Pelepas Sodium 100* 222 Mg/kg
Tanjung Pelepas ULO Detected Detected  

*ISO 8217 6th edition limit
**Advised value from BDN or sample label

Related: FOBAS: 91 instances of off-spec bunker fuel cases in 2H January

Published: 18 February, 2019
 

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