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FOBAS: Cat fine issues continue at Singapore port

19 Jun 2018

A report by Lloyd’s Register Fuel Oil Bunkering Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS) has noted three issues of cat fines being record at Singapore port between the period of 1st to 14th June 2018.

The report which used ISO 8217:2017 as a guideline (which specifies a limit of 60 mg/kg for Aluminium + Silicon, also known as cat fines) recorded cat fine values between 74 to 77 at the republic.

As earlier mentioned by an industry veteran, the issues are nothing ‘too concerning’ as most bunker contracts at Singapore are based on ISO 8217:2005 standard which specifies a limit of 80 mg/kg for cat fines.

Singapore and Rotterdam were the top two off-spec bunker ports for the period between 1st to 14th June 2018:
 

 Port Characteristic ISO 8217 Limit or Advised Value Final result Unit

 

Singapore Aluminium + Silicon 60* 74 mg/kg
Singapore Aluminium + Silicon 60* 77 mg/kg
Singapore Aluminium + Silicon 60* 74 mg/kg
Singapore Density at 15oC 0.9908** 0.9922 kg/l
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 oC
Singapore Viscosity at 50oC 372.7** 397.7 cSt
Singapore Viscosity at 50oC 378.9** 405.1 cSt

 

Rotterdam Aluminium + Silicon 60* 912 mg/kg
Rotterdam Ash 0.100* 0.346 % Mass
Rotterdam Sulphur 0.09** 0.12 % Mass
Rotterdam Total Sediment Potential 0.10* 0.31 % Mass
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50oC 698.6** 757.1 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50oC 110.0** 114.7 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50oC 682.6** 741.9 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50oC 377.0** 408.7 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50oC 377.0** 396.9 cSt
Rotterdam Water 0.50* 0.85 % Volume

Related: FOBAS: Cat fine issues return to Singapore port
RelatedSingapore: Cat fines, flash point off spec issues resolved
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Published: 19 June, 2018
 

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