It is first stated that the traditional and continuing perception that lower viscosity residual fuels offer better value for the money is now often untrue. For example, two vessels lifted IFO 180 and IFO 380 bunkers from a single installation on the same day; tests of the two grades showed that apart from the expected difference in viscosity, the overall quality of the more expensive IFO 180 was no better than that of the IFO 380. This paper attempts to explain the reasons for this seeming contradiction and to promote the concept that the use of IFO 380 reduces the chances of problems arising from off-spec fuels and offers better energy value for the money.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 26p.

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  • Accession Number: 00659213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM