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FOBAS: Off-spec bunker fuel cases down at Singapore

19 Jul 2018

Cases of off-spec bunker fuels decreased at Singapore port between the period of 1st to 14th July 2018, according to fuel quality data provided by Lloyd’s Register Fuel Oil Bunkering Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS).

There were zero cases of off-specs regarding cat fines recorded during the period, compared to a single case noted within the earlier fortnight.

The report was prepared to fuel tested in accordance to ISO 8217 6th edition.

The U.S. Coast Guard notes standard ISO 8217 tests will not able to detect issues specifically concerning phenolic compounds found in marine fuel.

The top three off-spec bunker ports for the period between 1st to 14th July 2018 are as follows:
 

 Port Characteristic ISO 8217 Limit or Advised Value Final result Unit
Singapore Density at 15°C 0.9908** 0.9944 kg/l
Singapore Density at 15°C 0.9908** 0.9920 kg/l
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 oC
Singapore Viscosity at 50°C 372.5** 405.3 cSt
 
Novorossiysk Cetane index 40** 39 Index
Novorossiysk Viscosity at 50°C 378.6** 707.3 cSt
Novorossiysk Viscosity at 50°C 378.6** 482.2 cSt
Novorossiysk Viscosity at 50°C 379.2** 405.0 cSt
Novorossiysk Water 0.50* 1.00 % Volume

 

Cristobal Density at 15°C 0.9871** 0.9930 kg/l
Cristobal Viscosity at 50°C 309.9** 446.8 cSt
Cristobal Viscosity at 50°C 365.0** 467.4 cSt
         
Marseille Viscosity at 50°C 371.9** 401.9 cSt
Marseille Viscosity at 50°C 371.9** 399.8 cSt
Marseille Viscosity at 50°C 371.9** 398.2 cSt
         
Norfolk Ash 0.100* 0.111 % Mass
Norfolk Sulphur 0.06** 0.15 % Mass
Norfolk Water 0.50* 0.90 % Volume
         
Ust Luga Density at 15°C 0.9908** 0.9943 kg/l
Ust Luga Sulphur 0.10** 0.12 % Mass
Ust Luga Viscosity at 50°C 377.0** 408.9 cSt

Related: U.S. Coast Guard issues bunker safety alert
Related: FOBAS: Cat fines off-spec issues subside at Singapore

Published: 19 July, 2018
 

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