Marine Fuel

Marine Fuel
MARPOL 2020 fuel options challenges
On January 1st, 2020, the International Marine Organization’s (IMO) regulations will limit the sulfur content in fuel oil used on ships from 3.5% to 0.5% m/m worldwide according to the MARPOL 2020 Convention. This will drastically create a massive demand for low sulfur fuels.

There are several fuel options to stay in compliance with the IMO 2020 regulations: VLSFO, LNG, HSFO and MGO. Marine Gas Oil (MGO), will most likely account for the majority of the marine fuel use since it’s already widely available, operationally tested and it requires no investment or new operating procedures.

 

Switching to Marine Gas Oil (MGO) requires careful consideration of viscosity, cold flow properties, flash point, FAME content, as well as sulfur, particularly in extreme temperatures.

Blending bunkers from different suppliers can result in fuel instability and incompatibility.

 

PAC offers the following marine fuel solutions for vessel owners, ports and contract labs which will be some of the most affected by the sulphur regulations in 2020. Click here to download the brochure.

Products
WAT-70Xi: Wax Appearance Temperature
WAT-70Xi: Wax Appearance Temperature
Also known as cloud point, wax appearance temperature is the temperature at which a crude oil sample first precipitates solid wax as it is being cooled under prescribed test conditions.
MFA: Marine Fuel Viscosity, Density & Cold Properties
MFA: Marine Fuel Viscosity, Density & Cold Properties
Phase Technology’s new MFA-70Xi analyzer measures cloud point, pour point, viscosity and density of light marine distillate fuels like DMX, DMA, DMZ, and DMB.
OptiFuel: FTIR Fuel Analyzer
OptiFuel: FTIR Fuel Analyzer
OptiFuel combines the best of our GS PPA, TD PPA and QuickSpec capabilities into one analyzer and adds the latest FTIR technology into the most robust fuel analyzer in the market.
OptiFlash Small Scale
OptiFlash Small Scale
Safe and accurate flash point determination for low volume samples. The new Small Scale Flash Point Analyzer completes PACs Herzog OptiFlash family.
MCRT160: Micro Carbon Residue Tester
MCRT160: Micro Carbon Residue Tester
Alcor’s MCRT-160 provides safe measurements of petroleum products with a tendency to thermally degrade and form coke under high temperature pyrolyzing conditions.