Kementerian Energi dan Sumber Daya Mineral Republik Indonesia, also known as the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia, on Tuesday (10 September) issued a statement on the regulated bunker specification for Indonesia’s shipping industry effective 1 January, 2020.
The five-page statement, seen by Singapore bunker publication Manifold Times, stated Indonesia will comply with the upcoming IMO 2020 regulation due to the country being a signatory of MARPOL.
It noted the last specification of domestic marine fuel issued for Indonesia was in 2005, “therefore the government needs to revise the standard and quality of fuel oil which to be marketed domestically.”
Along with the ministry document came a revised bunker fuel quality specification sheet detailing the new Indonesian bunker specification.
The translated document is as follows (best viewed on desktop):
|MFO 180||MFO 380|
|1||Density at 15 °C||Kg/m3||–||991||–||991||D 1298||–|
|2||Viscosity at 50 °C||Mm2/s
|3||Sulphur content||% m/m||0.5||0.5||D 1552
|4||Pour point||°C||–||30||–||39||D 97||–|
|5||Flash point||°C||60||–||60||–||D 93||–|
|7||Residual carbon||% m/m||–||18||–||18||D 189||–|
|8||Ash content||% m/m||–||0.1||–||0.1||D 482||–|
|9||Total sediment||% m/m||–||0.1||–||0.1||D 473||–|
|10||Water content||% v/v||–||0.5||–||0.5||D 95||–|
|11||Vanadium||mg/kg||–||350||–||350||D 5708||IP 501
|12||Aluminium + silicon||mg/kg||–||80||–||80||D 5184
|13||Used lubricating oil||–||Free from used lubricating oil (ULO)||D 5185||IP 501
An industry player told Manifold Times the new domestic marine fuel specification for Indonesia seemed to largely reflect ISO 8217:2005 specifications – with the exception of sulphur content.
“Critical parameters such as hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and calculated carbon aromaticity index (CCAI), which are specified in ISO 8217:2017 are missing,” he said.
“IMO 2020 was designed with the assumption that industry is using 2017 specs.”
The upcoming ISO/PAS 23263:2019 (Considerations for fuel suppliers and users regarding marine fuel quality in view of the implementation of maximum 0.50% S in 2020) makes specific reference only to the ISO 8217:2017 specification.
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