Fuel Oil is a dark colored petroleum product having low viscosity. Fuel Oil is preferred at all kinds of industrial factories, plants and buildings by its convenience being used at electricity, heating and steam systems. It is pumped and ignited easily and provides savings. It pollutes the environment less than coal.
Bunker Fuel expresses all kinds of fuels used at the vessels technically. Its name comes from the form of expression of the coal loading tanks on board of the vessels and located at the ports for the purpose at the times when the steamships were operating their engines by burning coal. Today it corresponds to fuel tank. At the advanced ship diesel engines and steam boilers liquid fuel obtained from crude oil is used. These fuels are Marine Fuel Oil, Diesel Oil and Marine Gas Oil. As the fuel expenses constitute a major part of ship operation costs, both the performance of the engines of the ship and also the high cost to be caused by possible troubles require that standards specified for fuels are adhered to. Using the fuels of the quality determined by the engine producers according to the features of the engines is of vital importance in terms of performance and of minimizing the breakdowns. The ship engines produced with current technology are able to use the heavy fuel having low viscosity, which is less expensive. The impact of the unfavorable fuels with the engines in the past became much significant along the time for the technical departments of the marine companies and accordingly evident that utmost attention had to be given with the issue of figuring out the most convenient fuel for the ships. At the marine industry it has been understood that, while ordering fuel, viscosity is not the only issue, but other specific items are having considerable significance as well. The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) working group completed all drafts for specifications and in 1987 they published the first international fuel standards for marine fuels. These standards were listed under number 8217 and the last update was made in 2010. They were classified under two categories of oil products as Residual, known as Marine Fuel Oil and Distillate, known as Marine Gas Oil.
By the way we have to bear in mind the continuing studies about liquefied natural gas LNG consumption expected to be much more effective in near future starting by 2015. LNG as a fuel for non-LNG tankers has generated widespread interest and will play an increasing role. It creates far less toxic emissions and may be less costly in the future when the economies of scale have been achieved for the delivery infrastructure. However, retrofitting existing vessels is generally uneconomic and as new build costs are over 20% higher, this option is not universally attractive to the shipowner. LNG also brings inherent operational and financial risks and may not be adopted as rapidly as some proponents of the fuel may have us believe.
We appreciate if you could let Bunkerist have the opportunity to enquire your bunker requests in accordance with the current international standarts and we are to go ahead with the performance how we will do this service for you with the competitive prices and products of the industry.