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FOBAS: Singapore tops ISO 8217 off-spec port in 2H Dec

07 Jan 2019

A total of 57 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 was recorded by the Lloyd’s Register Fuel Oil Bunkering Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS) between 15 to 31 (2H) December 2018.

Bunker samples collected at Singapore port in the two-week period had the most off-spec cases.

The top bunker ports with reported off-spec bunker fuel cases in 2H December are as follows:
 

Port  Characteristic  ISO 8217
Limit or
Advised
Value
Final result Unit
         
Singapore Carbon residue 0.30* 0.46 % Mass
Singapore Density at 15°C 0.9909** 0.9920 kg/l
Singapore Density at 15°C 0.9902** 0.9926 kg/l
Singapore Density at 15°C 0.9909** 0.9923 kg/l
Singapore MCR 10% bottom 0.30* 1.08 % Mass
Singapore Pour point 0* 9 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 9 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 9 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 oC
Singapore Total Sediment Potential 0.10* 0.17 % Mass
Singapore Viscosity at 50°C 377.6** 406.0 cSt
Singapore Viscosity at 50°C 375.9** 404.2 cSt
Singapore Water 0.50* 0.80 % Volume
         
Valencia Acid Number 0.50* 2.45 mgKOH/g
Valencia Cetane index 40** 38 Index
Valencia MCR 10% bottom 0.30* 1.85 % Mass
Valencia Viscosity at 40°C 5.23** 6.2 cSt
         
Antwerp Flash point 60.0*** 59.0 °C
Antwerp Viscosity at 50°C 498.0** 543.1 cSt
Antwerp Viscosity at 50°C 377.0** 401.6 cSt
         
Istanbul MCR 10% bottom 0.30* 0.61 % Mass
Istanbul Viscosity at 50°C 180.0** 188.6 cSt
Istanbul Water 0.50* 1.05 % Volume
         
Qingdao Ash 0.100* 0.345 % Mass
Qingdao Sodium 100* 760 Mg/kg
Qingdao Water 0.50* 7.50 % Volume
         
Rotterdam Sulphur 0.10** 0.13 % Mass
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 70.4** 84.8 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 7.4** 135.7 cSt

*ISO 8217 6th edition limit
**Advised value from BDN or sample label.
***Due to the statutory significance of Flash Point the 95% confidence limit is not applied.

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Published: 8 January, 2019
 

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