BUNKER ALERT: High density fuels in New Orleans, Louisiana

Over the past two weeks, DNV Petroleum Services has analysed several residual fuel oil samples from New Orleans, Louisiana, which exceeded the ISO 8217:1996 density specification of maximum 991.0 kg/m3. The highest density value of the said samples was 992.2 kg/m3.

For ships equipped with conventional centrifuges, the best alternative would be to operate the centrifuges temporarily as clarifier(s).

Source: DNV Petroleum Services