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FOBAS: Malaysia tops list for off-spec bunker fuel cases in 2H July

06 Aug 2018

Malaysia took the top spot for off-spec bunker cases between the period of 15th to 31st July 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.

Standard ISO 8217 tests will not able to detect issues specifically concerning phenolic compounds found in marine fuel.

FOBAS in late June suggested a ‘quick solution’ to spot contamination of contaminated marine fuel.

The top three off-spec bunker ports for the period between 15th to 31st July 2018 are as follows:
 

Port Characteristic ISO 8217 Limit or Advised Value   Final result Unit
Malaysia Aluminium + Silicon 60*   1009 mg/kg
Malaysia Ash 0.100*   0.350 % Mass
Malaysia CCAI 870*   915 Index
Malaysia Density at 15°C 0.9902**   1.0485 kg/l
Malaysia Total Sediment Potential 0.10*   0.22 % Mass
Malaysia ULO None   None
Malaysia Water 0.50*   1.25 % Volume
Singapore Aluminium + Silicon 60*   79 mg/kg
Singapore Pour point 0*   6 oC
Singapore Pour point 0*   6 oC
Singapore Pour point 0*   6 oC
Singapore Water 0.50*   0.90 % Volume
           
St Petersburg Aluminium + Silicon 60*   114 mg/kg
St Petersburg Ash 0.100*   0.158 % Mass
St Petersburg Density at 15°C 0.9907**   0.9929 kg/l
St Petersburg Total Sediment Potential 0.10*   0.2 % Mass
St Petersburg Viscosity at 50°C 320.0**   533.2 cSt
           
Juaymah Crude & LPG Terminals Viscosity at 50°C 126.0**   199.5 cSt
Juaymah Crude & LPG Terminals Viscosity at 50°C 175.0**   192.5 cSt
Juaymah Crude & LPG Terminals Viscosity at 50°C 175.0**   188.3 cSt
Juaymah Crude & LPG Terminals Viscosity at 50°C 172.0**   195.4 cSt
             

Related: FOBAS: Off-spec bunker fuel cases down at Singapore
RelatedU.S. Coast Guard issues bunker safety alert
Related: FOBAS suggests ‘quick solution’ to spot contamination, such as US Gulf bunker issues

Published: 6 August, 2018
 

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