With the IMO 2020 sulfur regulations in the horizon, new variants of bunker fuels are gaining momentum which is primarily hybrid fuel that meets compliance. The chemical nature of these fuels has been very complex so far owing to the fact that these are hybrid fuels made by blending multiple product streams, says Viswa Group in their technical update.
Issues To Check in Compliant Fuel
To address the concerns regarding blended compliant fuels Viswa Lab has listed below the main issues that a vessel operator may need to worry about using the 0.50% sulfur VLSFOs as per IMO are the following presented in abridged format;
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Source: Vishwa Lab