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LR FOBAS: 69 cases of off-spec bunker cases identified in 2H April

06 May 2019

The Lloyd’s Register Fuel Oil Bunkering Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS) identified 69 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 during the period of 15 to 30 (2H) April 2019.

The number of cases was a 34% drop from the figure seen a month ago in 2H March.

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

Port  Characteristic  ISO 8217
Limit or
Advised
Value
Final result Unit
         
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 °C
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 °C
Singapore Pour point 0* 6 °C
Singapore Pour point 0* 9 °C
Singapore Vanadium 150* 182 mg/kg
Singapore Viscosity at 50°C 178.4** 203.8 cSt
Singapore Viscosity at 50°C 178.4** 220.0 cSt
Singapore Viscosity at 50°C 335.1** 399.9 cSt
Singapore Water 0.50* 0.90 % Volume
         
Antwerp Density at 15°C 0.9908** 0.9920 kg/l
Antwerp Flash point 60.0*** 59.00 °C
Antwerp Viscosity at 50°C 356.00** 406.0 cSt
Antwerp Viscosity at 50°C 380.00** 414.8 cSt
Antwerp Viscosity at 50°C 74.00** 93.0 cSt
Antwerp Viscosity at 50°C 380.00** 551.2 cSt
Antwerp Viscosity at 50°C 380.4** 403.2 cSt
         
Manzanillo Ash 0.100* 0.123 mgKOH/g
Manzanillo Density at 15°C 0.9695** 0.9949 % Mass
Manzanillo Sulphur 3.45** 3.77 % Mass
Manzanillo Viscosity at 50°C 380.0** 626.3 % Mass
Manzanillo Viscosity at 50°C 380.0** 441.2 % Mass
Manzanillo Water 0.50* 1.20 % Volume

*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

Related: LR FOBAS: 72% increase in off-spec marine fuel cases in 2H March
RelatedFOBAS: Off-spec marine fuel cases down 16% in 1H March
RelatedFOBAS Alert: Low flash point residual fuels at Singapore port
RelatedFOBAS: 52% increase in off-spec marine fuel cases in 2H Feb
RelatedFOBAS: 48 off-specification marine fuel cases in 1H February
RelatedFOBAS: 91 instances of off-spec bunker fuel cases in 2H January

Published: 6 May, 2019
 

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