Proactive advice avoided time consuming, and costly, delays.
During loading of several hundred tonnes of IFO-180 in the Gulf of Mexico, the Chief Engineer on board an Intertek ShipCare client vessel expressed concern that the supplier’s certificate of quality indicated the presence of chemicals within the fuel.
The supplier’s certificate of quality gave a viscosity @ 50 deg. C of 151 cSt, and a density @ 15 deg. C of 989.6 (kg/m3) and although probably indicative of a highly refined product being ‘cut back’ with cutter stock, there was no evidence of ‘chemicals’.
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