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

04 Dec 2018

A total of 67 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 15 to 30 November 2018 has been detected by Lloyd’s Register Fuel Oil Bunkering Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS).

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

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

Port  Characteristic  ISO 8217
Limit or
Advised
Value
Final result Unit
         
Singapore Density at 15°C 0.9909** 0.9922 kg/l
Singapore Density at 15°C 0.9903** 0.9935 kg/l
Singapore Pour point 0* 230.0 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 396.7 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 402.5 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 403.2 oC
Singapore Sulphur 0.08** 0.12 % Mass
Singapore Viscosity at 50°C 378.3** 398.2 cSt
Singapore Viscosity at 50°C 380.0** 489.0 cSt
Singapore Viscosity at 50°C 375.9** 422.0 cSt
Singapore Viscosity at 50°C 378.3** 409.2 cSt
Singapore Water 0.50% 1.10 % Volume
         
Kingston Viscosity at 50°C 377.0** 401.7 cSt
Kingston Viscosity at 50°C 377.0** 408.2 cSt
Kingston Viscosity at 50°C 347.0** 402.9 cSt
Kingston Viscosity at 50°C 377.0** 406.1 cSt
Kingston Viscosity at 50°C 377.0** 397.5 cSt
         
Ko Sichang Viscosity at 50°C 380.0** 432.2 cSt
Ko Sichang Viscosity at 50°C 380.0** 413.8 cSt
Ko Sichang Viscosity at 50°C 319.4** 414.0 cSt
Ko Sichang Viscosity at 50°C 380.0** 421.3 cSt
         
Rotterdam Density at 15°C 0.9905** 0.9922 kg/l
Rotterdam Density at 15°C 0.9908** 0.9931 kg/l
Rotterdam Density at 15°C 0.9902** 0.9922 kg/l
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 361.3** 400.1 cSt

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Photo credit: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Published: 4 December, 2018

 

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