Ultra-Low Sulphur Fuel Oil
Shell’s new residual fuel formulation (Patents Pending) is designed to be utilised by engines rated to use ISO 8217 residual fuels. It is a relatively low viscosity, low density fuel oil with good ignition properties.
The trials included numerous switchovers between ULSFO and higher sulphur fuels (LSFO 1%S, HSFO 3.5%S) and involved several engine types and tank/piping systems.
- Major benefits of Shell’s ULSFO n Shell’s ULSFO is designed to run in both Main and Auxiliary engines
- Viscosity at Main engine is higher than would beexpected with DMA
- Reduced risk of thermal shock during fuel switchover as Shell’s ULSFO can be heated
- Relative ease of fuel handling with no major increase in crew workload when working with Shell’s ULSFO
- Runs successfully in both segregated systems, and single settling/service tank environments
- Better lubricity when compared with DMA, reducing the need for additives
- Good ignition properties
|Shell's ULSFO Typicals|
|Viscosity @ 50 °C, mm2 /s||10 – 60|
|Sulphur, mass %||<0.1|
|Hydrogen sulphide, mg/kg||<2|
|Acid Number, mg KOH/g||<0.5|
|Total Sediment accelerated, mass %||0.01 - 0.05|
|Total Sediment potential , mass %||0.01 - 0.05|
|Carbon Residue, mass %||2|
|Pour Point, °C||18|
|Water, Volume %||0.05|
|Ash, mass %||0.01|
|Aluminium plus silicon, mg/kg||12 – 20|
|Used Lubricating Oil||Free from ULO|
Shell Trading Rotterdam has a long experience and strong track record in the production and supply of DMA in the North West Europe market. We produce both DMA890 and DMA860 as per ISO 8217:2010, and have the flexibility to produce tailor made specifications on demand. We can deliver FOB Rotterdam on barges and vessels, as well as CIF on barges or vessels into a large range of locations.
Key characteristics of our operations are:
- 1st class loading installations
- Flexible and reactive operations
- Practically no waiting times on loading
- Security of supply with refinery backing
- Price risk management: pricing flexibility between EFP, Platts and Trigger (down to 200mt)
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