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FOBAS: Singapore the top ISO 8217 off-spec port in 1H Dec

20 Dec 2018

The Lloyd’s Register Fuel Oil Bunkering Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS) recorded a total of 53 off-spec 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 between 1 to 14 (1H) December 2018.

Singapore port was recorded to have the most off-spec cases in the two-week period; a variety of issues such as pour point, density sulphur, and viscosity issues were detected.

The top bunker ports with reported off-spec bunker fuel cases in 1H December are as follows:
 

Port  Characteristic  ISO 8217
Limit or
Advised
Value
Final result Unit
         
Singapore Density at 15°C 0.9909** 0.9935 kg/l
Singapore Density at 15°C 0.9909** 0.9924 kg/l
Singapore Density at 15°C 0.9909** 0.9920 kg/l
Singapore Density at 15°C 0.9908** 0.9945 kg/l
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 oC
Singapore Viscosity at 50°C 380.0** 411.9 cSt
         
Balboa Viscosity at 50°C 378.5** 400.1 cSt
Balboa Viscosity at 50°C 372.4** 397.1 cSt
Balboa Water 0.50* 1.00 % Volume
         
Long Beach Density at 15°C 0.9910** 0.9951 kg/l
Long Beach Density at 15°C 0.9896** 0.9926 kg/l
Long Beach Density at 15°C 0.9868** 0.9943 kg/l
         
Pointe a Pierre Water 0.50* 1.20 % Volume
Pointe a Pierre Water 0.50* 2.00 % Volume
Pointe a Pierre Water 0.50* 3.00 % Volume
         
Rotterdam Sulphur 0.09** 0.23 % Mass
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 70.4** 87.7 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 377.6** 397.8 cSt
         
Suez Viscosity at 50°C 366.6** 411.1 cSt
Suez Viscosity at 50°C 366.6** 411.6 cSt
Suez Viscosity at 50°C 366.6** 412.0 cSt

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

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Published: 20 December, 2018
 

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