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MARINE GAS OIL (MGO)

MARINE GAS OIL (MGO)

MARINE GAS OIL (MGO)

Marine Gas Oil (MGO) describes marine fuels  that consist exclusively of distillates. Distillates are all those components of crude oil that evaporate in fractional distillation and are then condensed from the gas phase into liquid fractions. Marine gasoil usually consists of a blend of various distillates. Marine gasoil is similar to diesel fuel, but has a higher density. Unlike heavy fuel oil (HFO), marine gasoil does not have to be heated during storage.

Application:

  • Used as a marine engine fuel
  • In inland waterway shipping
  • In smaller medium- to high-speed auxiliary units
  • In auxiliary motors and ship’s engines
  • On fishing boats and small ferries or tugs

MARINE GAS OIL (MGO)

Constituent Unit Limit Specification Test Method
Appearance Clear and Bright
Colour Number Max 2.6 ASTM – D 1500
Density at 15°C kg/m3 Max 890 ISO 3675 / ISO 12185
Viscosity at 40°C mm2/s Max 6 ISO 3104
Viscosity at 40°C mm2/s Min 1.5 ISO 3104
Sulphur % (m/m) Max 0.5 ISO 8754 / ISO 14596
Flash Point °C Min 60 ISO 2719
Pour Point °C Max -6 ISO 3016
Cetane Index Number Min 40 ISO 4264
Micro Carbon Residue at 10% Residue % (m/m) Max 0.3 ISO 10370
Ash % (m/m) Max 0.01 ISO 6245
Water % (v/v) Max ISO 3733
Total Sediment, Existent % (m/m) Max ISO 10307-2

 

Packing

–       In drums

–      Bulk