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:
|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|
|Antwerp||Density at 15°C||0.9908**||0.9920||kg/l|
|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||Density at 15°C||0.9695**||0.9949||% Mass|
|Manzanillo||Viscosity at 50°C||380.0**||626.3||% Mass|
|Manzanillo||Viscosity at 50°C||380.0**||441.2||% Mass|
*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: 6 May, 2019
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