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FOBAS: Viscosity off-specs the majority at Rotterdam in H2 Oct

07 Nov 2018

The Lloyd’s Register Fuel Oil Bunkering Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS) posted 75 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 31 October 2018.

The most off-spec cases were recorded at Rotterdam port with the majority of cases being viscosity related.

The top three bunker ports with reported off-spec bunker fuel cases in H1 October are as follows:
 

Port  Characteristic  ISO 8217
Limit or
Advised
Value
Final result Unit
         
Rotterdam Density at 15°C 0.9908** 0.9921 kg/l
Rotterdam Density at 15°C 0.9909** 0.9921 kg/l
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 177.0** 230.0 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 373.9** 396.7 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 378.8** 402.5 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 363.3** 403.2 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 356.0** 409.3 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 369.0** 397.9 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 371.4** 400.5 cSt
Rotterdam Viscosity at 50°C 356.0** 407.6 cSt
         
Singapore Ash 0.100* 0.129 % Mass
Singapore Pour point 0* 9 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 oC
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 oC
Singapore Sodium 100* 161 mg/kg
Singapore Water 0.50* 0.90 % Volume
Singapore Water 0.50* 1.90 % Volume
         
Odessa Ash 0.100* 0.118 % Mass
Odessa Sodium 100* 145 mg/kg
Odessa Sulphur 0.07** 0.27 % Mass
Odessa Water 0.50** 4.00 % Volume
Odessa Water 0.50** 4.00 % Volume

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Published: 7 November, 2018
 

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