Best practice advice on fuel compatibility and stability
Regulations such as the Emission Control Area (ECA) 0.10 per cent sulphur cap and the impending 0.50 per cent International Maritime Organization (IMO) global sulphur limit are complicating the use, storage and handling of marine fuels.
Industry best practice is not to mix fuels in storage and settling tanks. However, this is not always possible. In cases where comingling is unavoidable it is best to carry out compatibility tests, on board or via an independent lab, to help avoid compatibility issues.
To find out more, watch the latest video in the ExxonMobil Insight series for industry best practice on compatibility and stability testing of marine distillate and residual fuels.