Benefits

  • Major benefits of Shell’s ULSFO is designed to run in both Main and Auxiliary engines
  • Viscosity at Main engine is higher than would be expected 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

Operational Guidelines

Typical Properties

Shell's ULSFO Typicals
Density, kg/m3 790-910
Viscosity @ 50 °C, mm2 /s 10 – 60
CCAI 800
Sulphur, mass % <0.1
Flash, °C  >60
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
Vanadium, mg/kg  2
Sodium, mg/kg  10
Used Lubricating Oil Free from ULO

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