High ash fuel with lube oil contamination

An Intertek ShipCare vessel bunkered 150MT of IFO-180 fuel on the Coast of Africa. A sample of the fuel was taken using a continuous drip sampler, connected to the bunker loading line, and couriered to Intertek ShipCare’s UK laboratory for analysis.

Analysis was conducted on the sample against the ISO specification ISO 8217:1996. The fuel was found to comply with the specification with the exception of Ash Content, which was found to be 0.22 %m/m, compared to the maximum permitted of 0.1%m/m.

To read the full case study. Please click here