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

08 Feb 2019

The Lloyd’s Register Fuel Oil Bunkering Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS) identified a total of 91 instances where 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 in the period between 15 to 31 (2H) January 2019.

Bunker samples collected at Singapore port in the two-week period had the most off-spec cases.

The top bunker ports with reported off-spec bunker fuel cases in 2H January are as follows:
 

Port  Characteristic  ISO 8217
Limit or
Advised
Value
Final result Unit
         
Singapore Density at 15°C 0.9908** 0.9939 kg/l
Singapore Density at 15°C 0.9908** 0.9920 kg/l
Singapore Density at 15°C 0.9907** 0.9929 kg/l
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 9 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 9 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 9 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 9 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 9 oC
Singapore Viscosity at 50°C 179.8** 211.4 cSt
         
Rotterdam Density at 15°C 0.9908** 0.9920 kg/l
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 369.0** 401.0 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 369.0** 396.7 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 369.0** 396.8 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 369.0** 401.7 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 380.0** 411.6 cSt
         
Fujairah Sulphur 3.48** 3.73 % Mass
Fujairah Sulphur 3.48** 3.82 % Mass
Fujairah Sulphur 3.48** 3.68 % Mass
Fujairah Sulphur 3.48** 3.78 % Mass
Fujairah Sulphur 3.48** 3.77 % Mass
Fujairah Sulphur 3.48** 3.72 % Mass
         

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

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RelatedFOBAS: Rotterdam continues to be top off-spec bunker port in H2 September
RelatedFOBAS: Rotterdam tops off-spec bunker fuel list in H1 September
RelatedFOBAS: Singapore tops off-spec bunker fuel list for 2H August
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Published: 8 February, 2019
 

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