LEARNING TO LIVE WITH POOR QUALITY FUEL

The problem of deteriorating fuel oil quality arises from geophysical factors and refining strategies, independent of political influences and driven by the commercial benefits of extracting the maximum amount of light fuel from any given stock. Data on bunkers being delivered in various locations worldwide are discussed and analyzed in charts detailing the chances of receiving fuel with water content greater than 0.5%, overstated density, overstated viscosity, and undesirable levels of aluminum/silicon. The results of a survey conducted by Tramp Oil to learn the views of shipowners on the question of fuel quality are also reviewed.

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  • Publication Date: 1990-10

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  • Accession Number: 00661359
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM