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FOBAS: Constanta port tops off-spec bunker list in first half of August

21 Aug 2018

The port of Constanta in Romania saw the most off-spec cases of bunker fuel between the period of 1st to 15th August 2018, according to fuel quality data provided by Lloyd’s Register Fuel Oil Bunkering Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS).

The report was prepared to fuel tested in accordance to ISO 8217 6th edition, as published on March 2017.

Overall, FOBAS identified 61 instances where a result was outside the 95% confidence limit of either ISO 8217 6th edition test parameter or a value given by the BDN or sample label during the first half of August.

The top bunker ports where off-spec bunker fuel cases in the period were:
 

Port Characteristic ISO 8217 Limit or Advised Value Final result Unit
         
Constanta Aluminium + Silicon 60* 798 % Mass
Constanta Ash 0.070* 1.375 mg/kg
Constanta Sodium 100* 317 % Mass
Constanta Total Sediment Potential 0.10* 2.08  
Constanta ULO None None  
Constanta Water 0.50* 1.30 % Volume
         
Mina al Ahmadi Aluminium + Silicon 60* 116 mg/kg
Mina al Ahmadi Aluminium + Silicon 60* 110 mg/kg
Mina al Ahmadi Aluminium + Silicon 60* 105 mg/kg
Mina al Ahmadi Aluminium + Silicon 60* 85 mg/kg
         
Rotterdam Viscosity at 40°C 6.00** 6.1 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 357.0** 398.0 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 19.0** 84.3 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 363.7** 398.5 cSt
         
Stapleton Aluminium + Silicon 60* 110 mg/kg
Stapleton Density at 15°C 0.9899** 0.9951 kg/l
Stapleton Density at 15°C 0.9899** 0.9930 kg/l
Stapleton Viscosity at 50°C 360.0** 422.1 cSt
         
St Petersburg Density at 15°C 0.9910** 0.9927 kg/l
St Petersburg Density at 15°C 0.9910** 0.9962 kg/l
St Petersburg Density at 15°C 0.9910** 0.9970 kg/l
St Petersburg Viscosity at 50°C 320.0** 511.5 cSt

Off-spec cases of marine fuel in accordance to ISO 8217 6th edition at Singapore port was at an all-time low between the period of 1st to 15th August 2018:
 

Port Characteristic ISO 8217 Limit or Advised Value Final result Unit
         
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 oC
Singapore Water 0.50* 1.00 % Volume

Related: FOBAS: Malaysia tops list for off-spec bunker fuel cases in 2H July
RelatedFOBAS: Off-spec bunker fuel cases down at Singapore

Published: 21 August, 2018
 

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